We offer a variety of activities for different grade levels that relate to standards-based curriculum.
|Birdwatching – the Six S’s||K-12||Students use Audubon binoculars to learn how to identify birds. Emphasis is placed on using binoculars, identifying field marks, and describing bird locations.|
|Can You Hear Me?||K-5||Students use their listening skills and must work together to learn how birds communicate in this fun game.|
|Sensing Beyond Sight||K-3||Students learn to explore their sense of hearing and touch as ways for interacting with the world.|
|Critter, Critter||K-2||Students practice observational skills on the low boardwalk by finding “critters” that we’ve placed in the swamp.|
|Let it Rain||1-6||Students use a model to introduce the concept of a watershed and to learn how rain affects pollution (>15 kids per group).|
|Pass the Pollution||1-5||Students come up with ways to use land they “inherited” as a way of learning how watersheds pass along pollution.|
|Clouds, Swamps & Oceans||2-8||Students “become” a water droplet that travels through Beidler Forest to learn about the water cycle.|
|Oh, Deer!||2-8||Student act out the parts of a deer herd in this interactive game. Data from activity is graphed to show how population size changes in response to environment.|
|A Swampy Food Web||2-6||Students select critters to represent and become a part of the swamp’s food web to learn how energy transfers from critter to critter.|
|Fill the Bill||2-5||Students learn about bird adaptations by using different “beaks” to pick up items of food.|
|Animal Tracks||3-8||Students learn how to identify animal tracks using a guide sheet and tape measure.|
|There's a Bird On Your Back!||3-6||Students learn to describe the basic markings of common swamp birds in this fun activity.|
|Great Migration Challenge (In Development)||4-6||Students play a simple game to learn what birds go through during their annual migration.|
|Plant ID||6-12||Students use a plant identification guide to learn plants along our lower boardwalk.|
If you have any questions regarding the education program at Francis Beidler Forest, please direct them to Matt Johnson at (843) 462-2150 or via email.