Wildlife Conservation (November Session)
Wednesday, November 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
November 2019 Session (3 Wednesdays in this session): Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20 ($45 for all 3 dates in November)
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
Register online or call (305) 235-1668 ext. 233
November Activities: “Tropical Hardwood hammock and slough”
Date: November 6, 2019 Activity: Survey the Tropical Hardwood Hammock Description: Students will decide and design on how to manipulate of one environmental factor of their plots and write predictions of how it will affect their grow bed. Students will also survey the tropical hardwood hammock for insects and describe how they can possible recruit them their grow bed. Participants will also collect data on the plants in their grow beds.
Date: November 13, 2019 Activity: Geology hike Description: Students will build and impellent their environmental change. The class will discover the influence of lime stone on the native landscape. Students will hike off trail for various geological formations. Participants will also collect data on the wildlife in their grow beds
Date: November 20, 2019 Activity: Deering Pump station Description: Students will visit the Deering Pump station to monitor the status of the Power station restoration project. Students will survey for insects, plants and fish located at the pump station property. Participants will also help manage and eradicate invasive plants.