Natural Resources Classroom Programs
Our natural resource classroom programs are offered as a service to Henrico County public, private and homeschooled students. Currently all programs are offered virtually in compliance with COVID protocol. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Lindy Durham at 501-5175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watersheds 101 is designed especially for 4th grade students preparing for a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. This program can also be presented independent of a MWEE. It explores the importance of Henrico County’s watersheds and how to protect them. The program includes finding the school’s watershed address and discussing issues that endanger our watersheds. Each student receives a copy of Living In Your Watershed by Daniel C. Bowman. Fourth grade science SOL 4.9 is addressed in this program.
I ♥ SOIL!
This 50-minute program is designed for 3rd grade students. It explores the importance of soil to plants and animals– especially humans! Students make a “soil sundae” or “soil profile card” for extra fun. Third grade science SOL 3.7 is addressed in this program.
Who Polluted the River?
This 30-minute program engages students in an interactive story to learn how, as human populations have grown and land uses have changed, many of our rivers have become polluted. While conservation of our natural resources applies to all ages, the Standards of Learning addressed in this program include: 1.8, 3.6, 3.9 and 3.10.
This is our 50 minute program for 5th graders. W.E.D. examines these three forces of nature that result in new land formations. As in our other classroom programs, games and demonstrations make learning fun. Virginia SOLs 4.9 and 5.7 are addressed.
Fun With Nature
Our newest program, Fun With Nature is designed primarily for grades K-2 and introduces a conservation theme. Fun With Nature is a 30-minute program that includes a game or activity. Virginia Earth Resources SOLs K11, 1.8, 2.6 and 2.7 are addressed.