Trees at Tamarac: Planting, Growth & Wildlife Uses

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Field Trip/Tour
Abstract: 

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.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
abiotic factors
habitat
function
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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.

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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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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
Topic Areas: 
Forests
Service Learning
Habitat
Natural Sciences
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-12
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
Yes
Season: 
Spring & Fall
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Tamarac Refuge - 218/847-641

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