Reedy Creek Nature Center

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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Tremendous Trees

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Program description

We all need trees.  They provide homes, food and other materials for people as well as wildlife.  In this outdoor exploration, students will learn about the parts of a tree such as roots, trunk, bark, branches, leaves, flowers and fruit.  We will compare the leaves and bark of various trees in our area and examine the similarities and differences between them.

Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip
Subject: Other, Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Call to check availability of educators.

Available times:

Your convenience.

Length of program: 45 min to 1 hour
Space / technical requirements:

Outdoor space and classroom.

Location(s):

At your site or at the Reedy Creek Nature Center.

Fees / Ticketing:

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.

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

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.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Science Standards:

K.L.1 – Look at the characteristics of trees and plants. Learn how they live in terms of their structure, growth, changes, and basic needs.

1.L.1 – Discover how trees need air, water, light and space in their environment. See the trees in the nature preserve by walking the trails.

2.L.2.1 – Identify ways in which many plants and animals closely resemble their parents in observed appearance and ways they are different.

2.L.2.2 – Recognize that there is variation among individuals that are related.

3.L.2 – Investigate the structure of trees and the functions of the roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Look at tree slices to see tree rings and how they function. Look at the environmental conditions that determine how well plants survive and grow by learning about the rain garden and habitat garden.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Program Refunds:

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.