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Tree Cookies, What is Dirt?, Leaf Identification (Gr 3 - 5)

Tree Cookies, What is Dirt?, Leaf Identification (Gr 3 - 5)

Students will examine the textures of softwood and hardwood trees. The students will observe how seasonal and environmental changes alter internal growth patterns. The students will learn how to estimate the age of atree from its rings.Students will be guided by GPS hand-held devices to 5 different trees and will identify each tree using structural characteristics.Students will examine and identify the components and properties of soil. The students will study samples from near a pond, a forest, and a field. The students will use resources such as field guides, magnifiers, stereomicroscopes, wireless handheld microscopes and iPads to enhance their observations.
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Instructor Gary Kratzer
Location TBA
Dates Monday through Friday
June 23 - 27 
Time 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Price *No charge -- Day Campers or registered for 2 classes this week