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Nature Science Lessons with Erin

Lesson No. 1 - Where is turtle's home?

In this lesson, learn about Habitat, Adaptations, and Observations with Erin McCool. This lesson is geared for younger students and includes activities, a storytime, and animal encounter.

Lesson No. 2 - Decomposition: Nature's Amazing Recycler!

This week Erin looks at how things decompose in the forest. Learn about decomposition, scientific models, and how scientists do investigations. Includes an exploration of composting and a storytime.

Lesson No. 3 - What is a Watershed?

This week, Erin explores what a watershed is and how the things that we do can affect them. Includes demonstrations with a watershed model and "all of the water in the world!" Don't forget your Nature Science Journals!

Find your watershed here: https://watersgeo.epa.gov/mywaterway/ 

Lesson No. 4 - Watershed: Stream Study

Today, Erin takes us on a field trip to do a stream study and look for Macroinvertebrates. In this lesson, look at what makes a stream ecosystem healthy.

Find your watershed here: https://watersgeo.epa.gov/mywaterway/ 

Lesson No. 5 - Meadow Habitat

Visit a meadow with Erin in this week's lesson. Learn how a meadow is like a diner and how meadows can benefit us.

Lesson No. 6 - Frogs!

This week, Erin looks for Frogs around the area. Learn to "look" for frogs with all of your senses and learn about frog metamorphosis.

Lesson No. 7 - Trees and Leaves

This week, Erin looks at trees and leaves. Includes an experiment to extract chlorophyll from leaves and a storytime.

Lesson No. 8 - Frost and the Watercycle

Frost in springtime? How can this be? Erin and Riverbend's Aquaponics Specialist Mike, look at how frost and the watercycle can affect a spring garden.

Lesson No. 9 - Stream Morphology

This week, Erin looks at explores a local stream to learn more about how streams change in shape and direction over time.

Lesson No. 10 - Birds!

In the last of our Nature Science Lesson's with Erin, Erin looks at birds and discusses some of the basics of how and where to look for them.