All stations will actively involve students in “hands-on” projects. Students will use a variety of NGSS science practices including: using observations, asking questions, developing hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data, communicating their findings. In some stations, students will also use engineering practices to design and test models. Instructors are experienced classroom teachers or professionals with environmental education expertise to encourage environmental literacy. Teachers will be provided with curriculum handbook at the Pre-Event Teacher Workshop that includes all stations, as well as pre- and post lessons.
Each class will register for ONE STRAND. Each strand consists of two 50-minute stations, described below. We encourage schools to vary the strands chosen by classes and to ask students share their experiences with their peers.
|Strand 1||Drought Tolerant Plants 101||Blue River|
|Strand 2||Drought Tolerant Plants 101||River Action|
|Strand 3||Composting: Worm Power!||Storm Water|
|Strand 4||Composting: Worm Power!||Air Quality Extraordinaire|
|Strand 5||Wyland Foundation Watershed Mural||Water Wise Garden Investigations|
|Strand 6||Water Planet Magic Show||Capture that Rain!|
|Strand 7||Water Planet Magic Show||Common Water|
|Strand 8||Seeing Water from Space with NASA Scientists||Water, Water, Underground|