Ecosystems Interactions

Grade 3 – Grade 5 Curriculum
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Our grades 3-5 curriculum uses interactive teaching stations at the Preserve to introduce the students to essential ecological principles. The experience has three parts: a classroom introduction with pre-test, a curriculum-based Preserve visit, and a final post-test.

Essential ecological concepts are: Photosynthesis harnesses energy for of life on Earth. The building blocks of life are cycled and recycled. Energy and resources support all organisms. All organisms interact with the biotic and abiotic factors in our environment. Organisms adapt to their environment.

Six interactive learning stations:
1. Food Chains and Energy Pyramids
2. Human Interactions
3. Adaptations
4. The Importance of Water
5. Ecosystem Interactions
6. Abiotic and Biotic Factors
Time restrictions require choosing five out of the six learning station topics.

Before the guided visit, please allow students an opportunity to complete the homework in their journal; review the vocabulary of their work; take the pre-test (we will grade); watch a presentation about the Preserve; discuss the activities of the Preserve visit; learn about appropriate outdoor clothing and trail-side gear; guide each other on behavior that demonstrates school pride; and divide into groups of about eight – identifying each group using supplied color-coded nametags. After the visit, students will complete unfinished Preserve journal work in class; and take requisite post-test (we will grade).

We look forward to seeing you at the Preserve with your class! If you have any questions about registering for a visit, please click here to email our Education Director, Emmy Ulmschneider.

HOW TO REGISTER

To register for a curriculum-based visit, please select from the list of available days below and click the “Select this visit” button to begin the process. The following page(s) will ask you a few simple questions to complete the process. After registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with more details.

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March 2019

Curriculum Visit #8

March 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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Curriculum Visit #9

March 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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Curriculum Visit #10

March 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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Curriculum Visit #11

March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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April 2019

Curriculum Visit #12

April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Booked – Not Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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Curriculum Visit #13

April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Booked – Not Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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Curriculum Visit #14

April 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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May 2019

Curriculum Visit #15

May 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
I20 Wildlife Preserve, 2201 S. Midland Drive
Midland, TX 79701 United States
Free Available

A curriculum-based visit for an Ecosystems Interactions classes, or a curriculum-based visit for Resource Management classes.

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