Education

Rodent Robbers: How Thieving Rodents Help Forest Trees Regenerate

Location: 
Interactive Video Conferencing
Dates Available: 
Year round
Times Available: 
Mondays; between 8:30am and 10:30am
Type of School: 
Home School,
Private,
Public
Grade Level: 
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Class Size: 
minimum 12, maximum 35
Month: 
January,
February,
March,
April,
May,
June,
July,
August,
September,
October,
November
Requirements: 
Programs must be scheduled 6 weeks in advance.
Fee: 
Programs are free to North Carolina schools, with the exception of return shipping costs of teaching materials. Out of state schools pay an additional $65 program fee.

Meet Dr. Roland Kays and learn about his research on rodents and how they help regenerate new forests. Learn how Dr. Kays tracks seed dispersal using tracking devices and surveillance cameras. Prior to this program, we will send materials to your site so the class may observe the behavior of the wildlife at your school! Students will share their observations.

S.M.A.R.T.S. PROGRAM (Grades 3-12) (Scientists Making Answers Relevant for Teachers and Students.)  The S.M.A.R.T.S. program allows students to interact with a scientist and learn about their research. The programs are 30-45 minutes long and are offered on specified days, between 8:30am and 10:30am. They are interactive and support the North Carolina Science Essential Standards.

Registration: Schools must have some form of videoconferencing equipment or software to participate. Programs must be scheduled 6 weeks in advance.
On Line Registration Form:  http://naturalsciences.org/form/distance-learning-registration

For more information about the SMARTS programs contact Tamara Poles, coordinator of virtual education, at 919.707.9277 or tamara.poles@naturalsciences.org 

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