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Freshwater Microbiologist: Texas Native Wetlands Learning Gallery Program - During School Day

Time Frames
During School Day
Formats
Field Trip
Grades
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Standards

Description

In this lesson, your students learn about the diversity a freshwater ecologist might find in the wetlands. Explore creatures from various kingdoms that are part of the unseen freshwater ecosystem. Using grade-appropriate scientific equipment, students learn to make their own wet slides from the water samples. Then, students use observation skills to make inferences about the creatures living in the wetlands.

Students Will

  • Investigate the wetlands as a microbiologist would
  • Explore and classify organisms living in the wetlands ecosystem
  • Create wet slides and infer characteristics about wetlands creatures
  • Use scientific equipment to collect data and make observations about the wetlands ecosystem

Details

Dates: Monday - Friday; closed Jan - Feb
Times: 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15
Duration: 45 minutes
School Fee: $10 per child/ 1 free teacher per 8 students/ $15 per additional adult / Includes entry to Main Garden
Minimum Attendance: 15
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: Maximum 25 students per session; Maximum 5 sessions per day

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For additional information or to make a reservation, e-mail us at education@dallasarboretum.org (preferred), call (214) 515-6540 or fax your reservation to (214) 515-6578. Reservation forms can be found on the Education page at at www.dallasarboretum.org
Deadline: Please e-mail education@dallasarboretum.org or call 214.515.6540 to book your program. Payment in full is due at least two weeks before your desired date.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: A non refundable deposit or an Arts Partners voucher and approval code is due within 10 business days of booking your program. Your remaining balance is due two weeks before your scheduled visit date. A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by e-mail. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, the Arboretum will work with you to reschedule. Changing dates for a program can be made with sufficient advance notice and we will make every effort to reschedule your program to an alternate date. *No refunds will be given for absent students. All programs will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Arboretum is not responsible for groups who arrive late. *Cancellation of the program after confirmation is subject to full payment.
After School Policy: After School Policy: An on site teacher or after school staff person must be present for the duration of the workshop. All student participants must adhere to the policies and procedures of the provider program as well as the rules and regulations of the school/ site itself. School/site must provide a clear, clean space or classroom for each session.

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