Education

Human Impacts on Aquatic Systems: Pond Study

Location: 
Prairie Ridge
Dates Available: 
October 7, 2014 - May 29, 2015
Times Available: 
Oct. - May, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:00am
Type of School: 
Home School,
Private,
Public
Grade Level: 
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Class Size: 
minimum 8, maximum 15. To accommodate a class of 30, two programs will need to be scheduled.
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.

Study how urbanization and other human impacts influence aquatic systems by sampling for aquatic insects in our pond. Students will gain an overall picture of how scientists study water quality and how people impact water quality in North Carolina and beyond. Program is 60 minutes.

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): Bio.2.2, EEn.2.4

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

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