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We take kids out into the woods to learn about and experience natural resource management, local history & culture, and outdoor activities. Upon request, field trip activities are tied to specific standards. Students may be taught to measure trees like a forester, how to use a compass and read a map or how to estimate wildlife populations. We take groups on hikes and do a forest scavenger ...
Buffalo National River's mission is to preserve Buffalo River for future generations. Science, education, and interpretation are pivotal to mission success. North Arkansas College's goal is to provide high quality education and to create life changing educational experiences for their students and for the community in which they serve. The partnership between the park and the college was formulated based upon mutual missions and to better serve the educational needs ...
The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is the home site for environmental, natural history and cultural history public programs for the Chequamegon National Forest (USFS), Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge (FWS), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (NPS), the University of Wisconsin Extension, Wisconsin Historical Center Northern Archives, and the Friends of the Center Alliance, Ltd. Each partner agency contributes to the educational offerings of the Center planning public programs, school visits ...
In the fall 2015, the Kids in the Woods program at Westwood Middle School in Gainesville, Florida, began its third year of connecting 6th grade students with local urban forests, creeks, and wildlife. The program is a partnership between the US Forest Service and several state, county, and city level organizations. Agency partners work closely with middle school science teachers to get students out of the classroom and exploring the ...
This is the BLM's largest island that it manages in Wisconsin, and it is unique in that it contains a mix of woodland, wetland, and upland savanna habitat types. It's large size makes it an ideal outdoor classroom, with room to study different habitat types and monitor restoration in progress.
The Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge protects a mosaic of forest, open field, scrub-shrub and wetland habitats along a 10-mile stretch of the Wallkill River, flanked by the Kittatinny Ridge to the west and the Hudson Highlands to the east. The area supports 66 species of conservation concern listed by the State of New Jersey, and 14 species listed in New York. One of the U.S. Fish and ...
The Payette National Forest supports conservation education, particularly involving the youth that live in the communities surrounding the forest. These forested sites located on the Council Ranger District have streams for aquatic habitat investigation, silviculture study areas, service project options and ongoing natural resource projects nearby to provide a real life context for the students while also providing valuable exposure to natural resource careers. By working with our school and Payette ...
New River Gorge National River (NERI) does several outreach programs. Water monitoring programs in the way of "Stream Stomps" educate children about indicator species in the river. Children can complete activities to earn Junior Ranger badges and learn new skills. NERI also offers programing with rangers within the classroom. The goal of this program is to engage students in place-based learning and to create pride in the surrounding environment to foster ...
Our objective is to provide teachers and students with a real world laboratory where they will work with park staff and scientists to collect, analyze and interpret ecosystem data throughout San Juan Island and San Juan Island National Historical Park.
Mount Baker SnowSchool combines hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered exploration for students grades 6-12. The goals of SnowSchool include: - increasing access and opportunity for the region’s youth to visit, learn about, and enjoy public lands; - promote low-cost outdoor recreation as an element of a healthy lifestyle, and - serve the needs of local ...
The Paonia River Park is the perfect place to enjoy the North Fork of the Gunnison River. Take advantage of the Park’s picnic tables, boat ramp, and river access, and make your own memories. Come early to watch the North Fork Valley come alive in the sunlight, relax in the shade with your lunch on a slow afternoon, or explore the park in the evening cool with family, friends, and ...
Council Pond is surrounded by sagebrush steppe habitat. The pond has a small wetland adjacent to it. We want our area students to have the tools to tackle local conservation issues and the STEM skills to pursue natural resource post-secondary education or natural resource jobs while also providing a nature area/fishing pond for our entire community.
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is planning to offer two “hands-on” habitat restoration projects for third through seventh grade students participating in summer school programs at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School and Windwood Farm Home For Children, Inc. Bulls Island will be the site for planting native Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), an important food source for the Monarch butterfly during its migration. The second project will involve building an oyster reef ...
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is 75 years old in 2015. The largest fish hatchery in the world at the time it was built, it occupies a prime position in Icicle Valley, just south of the mountain town of Leavenworth. Miles of trail wind through the pine forest beside Icicle Creek, a popular place for dog walkers, cyclists, joggers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiiers. 1.2 million spring Chinook salmon are raised ...
The purpose of the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences: Discovering How National Parks Protect our Natural Resources project is twofold: one outcome is to engage our youth by providing a meaningful watershed educational experience (MWEE) for approximately 6,300 students in Prince William County Public Schools. The second outcome is to connect people to the outdoors through the hands on field investigations at the park and by conducting two “Hands-on ...
When Europeans settled the area in the 1600s, Tinicum marsh consisted of approximately 6,000 acres of freshwater tidal marsh. Europeans raised much of their food by farming. Diking, draining, and filling of the marshes began in order to create suitable farmland. Over time, the farms of the area were succeeded by homes and businesses. Today, the area once called “Tinicum” (islands of the marsh) by the Lenape tribe supports a ...
Monterey Bay and its coastal zone are among California’s most valuable natural resources. As our state’s coastal wetlands continue to disappear in the face of encroaching development, the preservation of these natural features becomes more critical. Although most of California’s coastal marshes and wetlands have been drastically altered, several areas with significant natural attributes remain. One of these is a relatively undisturbed example of a seasonal estuary, Elkhorn Slough, located ...
Aztec Ruins National Monument preserves the work of ancestral Pueblo people who lived on this diverse landscape 900 years ago. Walk through what remains of a 3 story Great House, with over 400 masonry rooms. As you explore this ancient house, see original, intact roofs, look for fingerprints in the mortar of ancient walls, and listen to the echoing music in the reconstructed Great Kiva. Our education team is committed to ...
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwestern Colorado contains a huge number of archaeological sites—more than 6000 recorded so far, and up to 100 per square mile in some places—representing Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures. Canyons of the Ancients is managed as an integral cultural landscape containing a wealth of historic and environmental resources. Outdoor Museum on the Ground- The Outdoor Museum on the Ground at Lowry Pueblo ...
The goal of the Hands on the Channel Islands Environmental Education Program is to create place-based learning opportunities for K-12 students that instill in them a sense of appreciation and stewardship for Channel Islands National Park and the unique fragility of the marine and island terrestrial ecosystem as a whole. This partnership meets agency goals of creating lasting partnerships that incorporate environmental stewardship and outdoor recreation opportunities that are educational and ...
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