This Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge fieldtrip includes the planting of seedling trees to reforest wildlife habitat. Students will take a guided nature walk through a forest with active signs of wildlife, view an educational video on a big theater screen, and participate in an activity demonstrating tree growth and abiotic factors. The visitor center includes hands-on exhibits of the species and habitat native to the area, including a replica eagle nest and beaver lodge for close up viewing. For grades 1-2.
ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES PreK-2:
A-1 Social systems and natural systems are made of parts.
A-2 Social systems and natural systems may not continue to function if some of their parts are missing.
A-3 When the parts of social systems and natural systems are put together, they can do things they couldn't do by themselves.
MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Grade 1 - IV. Life Science, B. Organisms. The Students will observe and describe how plants and animals grow and change.
Grade 1 - IV. Life Science, D. Heredity. The student will understand that there is variation among individuals of one kind within a population.
Grade 2 - IV. Life Science, B. Diversity of Organisms. The student will recognize that plants and animals have life cycles.
Grade 2 - IV. Life Science, C. Interdependence of Life. The students will understand that organisms live in different environments.
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Tamarac Refuge - 218/847-641