End of EARTH – But We’re Still Working for You!

19 Dec

So, officially EARTH is done.  But, we would like to continue to support science teachers with a few opportunities.

Here (Presenter List for Classrooms) and on the “Teacher Resource” page I have a list of local environmental professionals who are willing to come out to your school to do hands-on activities with your students; putting the real-world touch to their classroom work.

Because we will not have the EARTH Workshop this year, if you’re still looking for a science field trip try one of these spots:

  1. WATER Center – interactive educational activities on water and related topics.  Free!  Contact Libby Albers, lalbers@wichita.gov, 316-350-3386.
  2. Great Plains Nature Center – educational activities, hikes, etc.  They can include almost any topic or cover lots of standards.  Just let them know what you’re looking for.  Free!  Ask about bus stipends.  Contact Joyce Lent, Joyce@gpnc.org, 316-683-5499.  Call early, it fills up fast!
  3. PRo Kansas Miller Recycling Center – For those that want tours at the recycle center contact Beth at education@recyclewichita.orgFREE!
  4. Sedgwick County Zoo – Don’t just go to observe, set up a program with the Cargill Learning Center and get more out of your Zoo visit than ever before.  Contact the Chaille, zoo’s middle and high school education specialist, at  cblount@scz.org or (316) 266-8213.  The Zoo does have a cost, but here’s a Great Deal: if you plan your field trip on a Wednesday in the Winter (now through March) you can get in for $2.50/student.  Every other day is $4.25/student for Title 1 schools, and $5.25/student for all other schools.

Hope you can take your kids out to any of these places to start making connections between what you’re doing in the classroom to the world outside the school walls.  All of these field trip options would be excellent learning opportunities for your students.

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