Grade 2 (ages 6-8)

 

Growth and Changes in Animals

Explore different habitats within the Rouge Valley and determine what brings wildlife to specific habitats. Learn about adaptations and interactions within communities, ecosystems, ecosystem populations, long-term effects of natural habitats and how particular habitats sustain themselves. This program consists of a guided hike allowing students to observe and identify the impacts humans have on wildlife. The program also investigates the various ways in which a variety of animals adapt to their environment, as well as how the adaptation helps a plant or animal survive in its environment.

Target Audience: Grade 2 (Age 6-8).
Offered: Year round.
Program Length: Full Day – generally 3.5 hrs (10AM-1:30 PM) unless otherwise noted. Students will have lunch by the river.

Overall Goals

1. assess ways in which animals have an impact on society and the environment, and ways in which humans have an impact upon animals and the places where they live;
2. investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various animals;
3. demonstrate an understanding that animals grow and change and have distinct characteristics.

Air and Water in the Environment

Using dip-nets, student will explore ponds and wetlands to discover and observe amphibians, learn about growth, lifecycle changes and adaptations of aquatic life. A focus on frogs will teach students the importance of keeping our waters clean and pollution free, and maintaining habitat for survival. Differences between cold- and warm-blooded animals, and how they regulate body temperature will also be discussed. This program consists of a guided hike allowing students to asses the impact humans have on the quality of air and water as well as the impact on aquatic species.

Target Audience: Grade 2 (Age 6-8).
Offered: March 1st – November 30th
Program Length: Full Day – generally 3.5 hrs (10AM-1:30 PM) unless otherwise noted. Students will have lunch by the river.

Overall Goals

1. assess ways in which the actions of humans have an impact on the quality of air and water, and ways in which the quality of air and water has an impact on living things;
2. investigate the characteristics of air and water and the visible/invisible effects of and changes to air and/or water in the environment;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs.

Program Schedule

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