The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District 5th Grade Conservation Tour is a hands on, outdoor learning experience held on the Albert (Ike) Fischer Farm near Frazee, Minnesota. It is offered to all 5th graders attending schools in Becker County and is offered to Ulen-Hitterdal, and Menahga if they choose to attend. It has been held annually since 1967. The event is held over a two day period with different schools attending a morning or afternoon session. The tour includes educational station stops staffed by agency professionals or volunteers with knowledge of the subject matter covered at the station stop. Stations will typically include a Birding Station, Forestry, Water Quality, Historic Logging, Conservation Officer on Hunting and Resource Regulations, Hazardous Waste, Under Water Weeds, Mammal Mysteries and other topics that may be developed. Between stations students are lead on a pre-determined route and learn numerous plant and tree identifications along the way.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5:
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B-2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
5.I.C.1 - The student will describe different kinds of work done in science and technology.
5.I.C.2 - The student will identify men and women of various backgrounds and ages who have been involved in science and technology, both past and present.
MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
4-8.II.C.1 - Students will explain why early settlers came to Minnesota and analyze their impact on political, cultural, and physical landscapes.
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809 8th St. S.E., Detroit Lakes, Minn. 56501