ECO-LINE is an acronym for Expanding Classrooms Outdoors – Learning In Natural Environments.

Programs are offered both in the classroom and at outdoor settings for schools with access to nature trails, streams, ponds, forest areas or other natural environments; programs also offered for camps, birthday parties or scouting activities.

All themes emphasize learning science concepts through hands-on activities that foster an understanding and appreciation for the natural environment. Concepts are often reinforced through the visual arts with either a cooperative class project or individual projects, and may include supplemental take-home activities. Programs may also involve creative writing such as composing a story or poem related to the program. Sharing is encouraged. Individual creativity and reuse, recycle and repurpose themes are interwoven into programs as students fashion projects from materials they have collected.

                                   

Eco-Line: Hands-on, inquiry based science programs for elementary students

BOCES ID

1526

For

K-2, 3-5

Categories

Science, Visual Arts

Curriculum

Visual Arts

Costs

$150 per program (program duration varies in time between 90-120 minutes)

Dates Available

Call or email for availability

Program Theme

ECO-LINE is an acronym for Expanding Classrooms Outdoors – Learning In Natural Environments.

Programs are offered both in the classroom and at outdoor settings for schools with access to nature trails, streams, ponds, forest areas or other natural environments; programs also offered for camps, birthday parties or scouting activities.

All themes emphasize learning science concepts through hands-on activities that foster an understanding and appreciation for the natural environment. Concepts are often reinforced through the visual arts with either a cooperative class project or individual projects, and may include supplemental take-home activities. Programs may also involve creative writing such as composing a story or poem related to the program. Sharing is encouraged. Individual creativity and reuse, recycle and repurpose themes are interwoven into programs as students fashion projects from materials they have collected.

Program Description

All About Adaptations
Grades K-5 (2 hours)
By examining a variety of skins, skulls, feathers, bones and nests, students gain an understanding of how all living things are adapted to the places in which they live. In grades 3-5, each child chooses a habitat (swamp, forest, etc.) and uses recyclables to construct an animal that is adapted to live there. Grades K-2 create an animal “track guide.”

Build A Bug
Grades K-5 (90 min.)
What makes a bug, a bug? Stories, demos and a look at some real bugs answer these questions. Concepts are reinforced as students design and construct imaginary insects from recyclables. K,1 use socks to make their bugs.

Forests of the Sea
Grades 2-5 (1.5 hours)
A slide program and ocean artifacts to touch and examine instruct about life in an undersea kelp forest. Discussion includes concept of forest “layers.” Students create a model kelp forest including a variety of ocean critters.

Our Human Body
Grades 1-3 (90 min.)
Students learn about muscle and bone, heart and lungs, eyes/vision, ears/hearing, taste, smell and touch as they rotate through a series of experimentation stations. Everyone makes a model lung to take home.

Rainforest Fun!
Grades K-2 (2 hours)
A slide presentation takes students on an imaginary walk through a rainforest. A discussion of plant and animal adaptations provide the background information students use to create a model rainforest diorama in a box.

Weather Watchers
Grades 2-5 (90 min.)
Students perform experiments using water to understand that air has weight, exerts pressure, moves, and is affected by changing temperature. Students make cloud jars to understand cloud formation. Large storm systems are discussed using a tornado tube. Take home projects are included.

Website

Phone

(518) 872-0250

Address

106 Rowe Lane, Berne NY 12023

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