Tappy Turtle Backpack
Classrooms will be loaned a variety of grade-appropriate lessons including Water Cycle Puppets, Animal Life Cycles, and other environmental focused lessons. All lessons will include detailed instructions and supplies for teacher-led activities and will be kept by the classroom for one month.
Third Grade Programs
What is a Watershed
We all live in a watershed - upstream and downstream. During this interactive session, students use a watershed model to demonstrate the impacts of pollution on streams and lakes while learning about local water quality issues. This hands-on program reveals how everyday activities can affect our drinking water and wildlife while encouraging discussion about watershed protection and pollution prevention.
Ecoregions of Georgia
Georgia ranks sixth in the nation for overall species diversity, particularly due to our five distinctive ecoregions! Learn the characteristics and natural history facts about each ecoregion by exploring how geographic topography contributes to biological diversity.
Brooke and Branch Puppet Show
Brooke is a little girl who goes on a big adventure! Join her as she learns about water quality & biodiversity from the friends she meets along the way. This whole grade, assembly style program emphasizes ecological concepts & vocabulary while demonstrating how we can help the environment.
Standards: S3L1, S3L2
Fourth Grade Programs
Georgia Ecosystems & Species Adaptations
Explore ecosystems by looking at living and nonliving factors affecting interdependency, determine plant and animal adaptations and limitations, follow energy as it moves through food chains and food webs, and conclude how human impacts can make a difference. We’ll look at slides of various ecosystems and plant and animal adaptations, experience what it’s like to be an animal trying to survive, and apply knowledge with a live corn snake!
Students will explore water treatment by using the engineering design process to experiment with different materials and create their own water filters. Students will gain a better understanding of the resources that go into treating our water and the importance of conserving.
Fifth Grade Programs
Erosion and the Hydrologic Cycle
Erosion and Weathering - what’s the difference? Students visit lab stations to study the causes and effects of erosion, weathering, and sediment deposition while discovering how these forces change the landscape and aquatic habitats. Using a wetland model, students decide how to mitigate the consequences of human impacts and how natural systems are beneficial to the hydrologic cycle.
Just Pipe Up!
Where does our water come from and where does it go? Learn about water infrastructure and the man-made water cycle by replicating the water supply and wastewater collection system. During this activity, students will gain a sense of the infrastructure and processes in delivery and wastewater collection.