Reedy Creek Nature Center
Established in 1993, the Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources’ mission is to protect the region’s biodiversity and natural heritage for its inherent value and for the benefit of future generations by promoting open space preservation, conserving natural communities, and fostering
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Creepy and Crawly
Most of the creatures in our world are not warm and fuzzy, but that doesn’t make them any less lovable. Whether they have six legs, or no legs at all, these creepy crawlies play an important role in our environment.
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Outdoor space and/or classroom.
At your site or at Reedy Creek Nature Center.
The following prices are per class (max of 25 students): CMS at Reedy Creek Nature Center $30. Non CMS at Reedy Creek Nature Center $40.00. Additional travel fee of $15 for programs at your site.
R4 – Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. We will learn technical terms for botanical and zoological species, types and processes.
SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Time is allowed for questions and discussions about specific topics in each program.
SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally. We will present and discuss information in various media formats, including hand-on exploration, outdoor oral presentation and digital media during our programs.
From the Science Standards:
1.L.2 – Learn how even small animals have basic needs (air, water, food) and how they meet these needs in their environment. See the natural habitats in the nature preserve by walking the trails.
2.L.1.1 – Summarize the life cycle of animals: birth, developing into adult, reproducing, aging and death.
2.L.1.2 – Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs.
4.L.1 – Discover how insects and other small animals interact with their environment by adapting to changes and changing behaviors to survive. Learn the conditions that are benefial for these animals and those that are harmful. See examples of composting and rain gardens and how they help the environment.
5.L.1 – Learn the role of decomposers and insects in the ecosystem and other biotic factors. See the interconnected relationships of insects and spiders to other functions of producers and consumers.
Refunds will be given (minus a 10% admin. fee) if cancellation notice is given at least 10 days in advance for Program Registrations.
There will be no refund if less than 10 days notice is given for Program Registrations.
The verified Main Contact is the only person who can withdraw a participant.
All refunds must be submitted via the Refund Request Form provided by Park and Recreation.
Customer should be aware that refunds take 10 days.