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Wildlife Conservation (September Session)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
September 2019 Session (4 Wednesdays in this session): Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, and Sept. 25 ($60 for all 4 dates in September )
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
September Activities: “Scientific method and Intro to Ecology”
Date: September 4, 2019 Activity: Hike Deering trails and Experimentation Description: Analyze plant diversity and do egg drop experiment. Students will record observations of plants and rain levels and define the importance of these abiotic factors to plants. Analyze the steps in constructing a science experiments and to observe flora diversity
Date: September 11, 2019 Activity: Survey methods Description: Learn different survey methods and apply them in several different habitats in order to predict flora and fauna populations. Students will also select plants to transplant into grow beds. Participants will also collect data on the plants in their grow beds.
Date: September 18, 2019 Activity: Build a rain gauge for native garden Description: Students will build a rain gauge for their native garden. They will so explore the public trails for possible wildlife habitats that can be added to their native garden. Students will design and create identification cards for the public to learn about their project.
Date: September 25, 2019 Activity: Soil Ecology Description: Students will collect soil from various ecosystems and compare students will use microscopes to get a deeper understanding of how soil composition impacts the health of the environment