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Field Study Visits

NEW! Fall 2020 Virtual Field Studies! (Grades K-12)

Are you ready to explore the interconnection of water, wildlife, and wilderness in Polk County?

Then register for these engaging and educational Field Study videos. These videos will be open to all K-12th students whether they are in the classroom, participating in eSchool, Polk Virtual, or homeschool. Students are able to watch the videos live or a recorded.

Careers in Natural Resources
Wednesdays, September 16- December 16
9:45- 10:45 a.m.
Grades K-12th
This series of live, virtual videos will introduce students to professionals who work in water, wildlife, and land management. Each week will be a new guest to present their career, demonstrate what they do, and answer student questions.
Use this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-GgrjktE9FyXZZXztpcIceG-5FG1JtP
Teachers watching with their students in the classroom please be sure to indicate how many students will be participating.
Students watching from their own devices at home need to register individually.

Thursday Trek
Thursdays, September 17- December 17
9:45- 10:45 a.m., Grades K-5th
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Grades 6th- 12th
These live, virtual hikes will take students around natural areas. They will showcase various habitats, plants, and animals while also discussing the relationships and connections between them.
Use this link to register for K-5th: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdO-gqTgiEtc62m7cc6yKPahRENZuCe5e
Use this link to register for 6th-12: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rf-mvqjgvHNVc1pNx8xUcEY-7FFvgGzus
Teachers watching with their students in the classroom please be sure to indicate how many students will be participating.
Students watching from their own devices at home need to register individually.

Nature and You
Fridays, September 18- December 18
9:45- 10:45 a.m.
Grades K-12th
This video series will focus on the interactions of humans and the environment and their impact on each other. Students will see the journey their water takes as well as wetland restoration.
Use this link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-6hrT0sHNF3mqEd3AOQvYHNtWq7qO0I
Teachers watching with their students in the classroom please be sure to indicate how many students will be participating.
Students watching from their own devices at home need to register individually.

 

Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness (Grades 3-5)

Ready to let your students discover the wondrous water, wildlife and wilderness Polk County has to offer them?

Then register your third, fourth or fifth grade class for an adventurous, engaging trip to Circle B Bar Reserve. Students will learn about the natural world while completing different learning activities in an outdoor setting, just like researchers and scientists in a biology field. These programs correlate with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for Interdependence, Heredity/Reproduction, and Nature of Science Unit topics and is structured in a STEM, inquiry-based lesson. Once schools head back to their respective classrooms, teachers have the field studies data to probe further into the curriculum by using the students experiences to guide the rest of the instruction.

NEW! Three different Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness program options that align with NGSSS Science for grades 3-5.

  1. Seasonal Changes in Florida Plants / Animals and Impacts on the Environment
    (NGSSS – Science - SC.3.L.15.1, 15.2, 17.1; SC4.L. 16.2, 16.3, 17.1, 17.4; SC.5.L. 15.1, 15.2; and Math - MAFS.4.MD. 1.1, 1.3; NBT 1.1, 1.2; OA. 1.2; and K12.MP. 1.1-8.1)
  2. Life Cycles and the Flow of Energy (Food Chains)
    (NGSSS – Science - SC.3.L. 15.1, 15.2,17.2; SC.4.L. 16.4, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4; SC.5.L. 15.1, 15.2; and Math - MAFS.4.MD. 1.1, 1.3; NBT 1.1, 1.2; OA. 1.2; and K12.MP. 1.1-8.1)
  3. Characteristics of Animals / Plants and the Nature of Science Program
    (NGSS – Science - SC.4.L.16.2, 16.3; SC.4.L.17.4; SC.5.L.15.1; SC.5.L.17.1; SC.3.N.1.2-1.7; SC.4.N.1.2-1.8; SC.5.N. 1.3, 1.6; SC5.N.2.1, 2.2; and Math - MAFS.4.MD. 1.1, 1.3; NBT 1.1, 1.2; OA. 1.2; and K12.MP. 1.1-8.1)

Contact

Stephanie Hall
Natural Resources Educator
Circle B Bar Reserve
Parks and Natural Resources Environmental Lands Program

Email: nreducator@polk-county.net
Office Phone: (863) 668-4673 ext. 204

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