Nature's Classroom (grades 3-8) A multi-session outdoor learning experience. Fall and Spring dates.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Program Description

As classes plant and tend vegetables at local community gardens, students learn about soil and composting, discover the needs of plants, and become environmental stewards.  Throughout the series, they will develop an awareness of environmental issues and social responsibiility as they learn about local food security.  Food grown and harvested is donated to local food banks.

This workshop series will be 4 sessions, administered outside, and masks are required for all students.  All workshop supplies will be sanitized after every single presentation.

Big Ideas
  • Development of computational fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers requires flexible decomposing and composing.
  • The likelihood of possible outcomes can be examined, compared, and interpreted.
  • Analyzing and interpreting experiments in data probability develops an understanding of chance.
  • Closed shapes have area and perimeter that can be described, measured, and compared.
  • Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions.
  • Decimals, fractions, and percents are used to represent and describe parts and wholes of numbers.
  • All matter is made of particles.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Energy can be transformed.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Life processes are performed at the cellular level.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Fee Notes: 

    The fee is $10/student.  This program is presented in partnership with Envision Financial.  

    Additional Notes

    This workshop includes 6 sessions over a 12 week period.  Both Fall and Spring sessions are available (limited spaces available). Transportation to the community gardens is the responsibility of the school.