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Wildlife Conservation (March Session) (POSTPONED)
March 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
With the safety of our community as our top priority as the community deals with COVID-19, this program has been postponed.
March Session (4 Wednesdays in this session): March 4, March 11, March 18, & March 25 ($60 for all 4 dates in March)
In our Wildlife Conservation class, children ages 9-14 will explore the fields of conservation biology, ecology and environmental science. Designed with a hands-on-minds-on atmosphere, participants will be involved in experiments, activities like hiking and biking, and will be able to explore all of the terrain based habitats on our 450 acre preserve. Please wear closed-toe shoes (no crocs or sandals), bring a water bottle, snacks, sunblock, bug spray, science journal, and a pencil/pen.
Ages 9-14. Parent Participation is not required.
10 am – 1 pm
March Activities: “Mangroves and Saltmarsh”
Date: March 4th, 2020 Activity: Mangrove Hike Description: The will analyze the food chain in the Mangroves by hiking to the mouth of cutler creek. The class will survey for animals found in this costal ecosystem. Students will examine the interactions amongst predatory-prey populations and connect the influence of abiotic factors on biotic relationships. Students will apply their understanding of the food chain found in the Mangroves and predict the influence of time on the development of a stable wildlife community.
Date: March 11th, 2020 Activity: Tram ride to the Deering North Addition Description: Measure influence of environmental gradient on the classes grow bed and conclude the effects of the various environmental gradient. Participants will also collect data on the plants in their grow beds. Will take a tram ride to the Deering North Addition and investigate the effects of fire on ecosystems.
Date: March 18th, 2020 Activity: Hike through Cutler Creek Description: The class will hike through cutler creek and study the effects of topography and water on south Florida ecosystems. Students will identify factors that will effect mangroves overtime.
Date: March 25th, 2020 Activity: Hike to the crash airplane Description: Students will locate a crash airplane in Mangroves. Participants will also collect data on the wildlife in their garden beds and draw conclusions on effective ways to implement native gardening in their home. The class will make final sketches of their garden beds repot plants to take home