Education

Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems

Location: 
Prairie Ridge
Dates Available: 
October 1, 2014 - May 29, 2015
Times Available: 
Oct. - May, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00am & 1:00pm
Type of School: 
Home School,
Private,
Public
Grade Level: 
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Class Size: 
minimum 8, maximum 30
Month: 
January,
February,
March,
April,
May,
October,
November,
December
Requirements: 
Must register for program at least two weeks in advance of your group's visit.
Fee: 
Programs cost $50 per class and run 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

Sample abiotic factors of a stream OR calculate the water quality of a pond based on the macroinvertebrate fauna. How are the populations affected by these factors?  These are two different programs which may be done simultaneously to accommodate two classes.

Located off Reedy Creek Road, Prairie Ridge Ecostation has 45 acres of Piedmont prairie, forest, ponds, a stream and sustainable building features integrated with a wildlife-friendly landscape.

Programs can usually accommodate one or two classes which can be done simultaneously. As intrepid explorers, please be prepared with adequate provisions and apparel for any weather.

Science Curriculum Correlation(s): 6.L.2-Ecosystems, Energy Flow, and Population Responses

Scheduling information: To schedule a program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, contact Kim Smart, Natural Sciences Educator, at 919.707.8880.

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