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A Bug's Life

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades K-2; 1.5 hours; $5.75/participant

See the world through a bug’s eyes as you set off to discover the many amazing insects that call the Myrick Conservation Center their home! Play games to learn about their body parts, life cycles and buggy behavior. Get an up close view exploring these fascinating creatures in their habitat and discover their importance in the natural world.

Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/4.1.K/4.5.K/K-LS1-1/K-ESS2-2/K-ESS3-3
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.1.1/4.4.1/4.5.1/1-LS3-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.4.2/2-LS4-1

Adventure Team

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 4-5; 1.5 hours; $5.75/participant; 2 hours; $6.25/participant

What makes a team?  Join in a variety of activities to learn about what behaviors and actions lead to successful team building.  These experiences encourage constructive speaking and listening or skills and recognition of personal responsibility when working in a group setting.  A great program to cultivate teamwork!

Standards:
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.4.4
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.4.5/3-5-ETS1-2

All About Owls

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; $6.00/participant
2 hours; $8.50/participant with owl pellet dissection (1 pellet per student pair included)

What makes an owl a great nocturnal predator? Can an owl really turn its head all the way around its body? Learn about the fascinating lives of owls through an exploration of their amazing adaptations. Get a close look at a taxidermy mount of an owl that lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania before going on a habitat hike.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/3-LS3-1/3-LS3-2/3-LS4-2
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/4.1.4/4-LS1-1/4-LS1-2
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/5-LS2-1/5-PS3-1

Amazing Adaptations

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; $5.75/participant; 2 hours; $6.25/participant (with Tooli Bird activity)

Observe a variety of structural and behavioral adaptations of plants and animals. Play games and go on a hike to see examples of how plants and animals have adapted in order to survive. “Tooli Birds,” a game that models the adaptations of bird beaks, can be included upon request.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/4.1.3/3-LS2-1/3-LS3-1/3-LS3-2/3-LS4-2/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/4.1.4/4-LS1-1/4-LS1-2
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/5-LS1-1/5-LS2-1

At Home in Your Habitat

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades Pre-K-2; 1.25 hours; $5.25/participant;  1.5 hours; $5.50/participant

Search for signs of wildlife while learning about what animals need in their habitat to survive. Discover a variety of animal homes while learning how specific habitats provide food, water, shelter and space.

Standards:
Pre-K – CC.1.5.PK/3.1.PK/4.1.PK/4.4.PK/4.5.PK
Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/4.1.K/K-LS1-1/K-ESS3-3
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.1.1/1-LS1-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.1.2/2-LS2-1/2-LS4-1/2-ESS2-2

Ecosystem Explorations - Pond

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Other

Grades 3-5; 2 hours; $6.75/participant

Take a hike to our pond to learn more about the living and nonliving components of its ecosystem. Observe how inhabitants and nearby animals interact and adapt. Discuss the importance of food webs and conduct chemical testing on the water. Dip net to find out what macroinvertebrates call the Myrick pond their home.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/4.1.3/4.2.3/4.5.3/3-LS4-2/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/3.4.4/4.1.4/4.2.4/4.3.4/4-LS1-1/4-LS1-2/4-ESS2-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/3.3.5/3.4.5/4.1.5/4.2.5/4.5.5/5-LS1-1/5-LS2-1/5-PS3

Ecosystem Explorations -Stream

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; 6.50/participant; 2 hours; $6.75/participant

Walk to one of our streams to study the surrounding ecosystem, including plants nearby. Learn where streams originate and the importance of keeping them clean and healthy. Water testing and macroinvertebrate sampling will give participants a hands-on experience to determine the stream’s water quality. Play a game to learn more about food webs in this habitat.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/4.1.3/4.2.3/4.5.3/3-LS4-2/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/3.4.4/4.1.4/4.2.4/4.3.4/4-LS1-1/4-LS1-2/4-ESS2-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/3.3.5/3.4.5/4.1.5/4.2.5/4.5.5/5-LS1-1/5-LS2-1/5-PS3-

Findings of Fall

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades Pre-K-2; 1.25 hours; $5.25/participant
Available September – Mid November

Investigate changes in nature that take place in the fall. Discover how plants and animals adapt to prepare for the upcoming winter. Learn how animals plan ahead, and why they migrate and hibernate.

Standards:
Pre-K – CC.1.5.PK/3.1.PK/3.3.PK/4.1.PK
Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/4.1.K/4.2.K/K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-1
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.1.1/4.1.1/4.4.1/1-LS1-1/1-LS3-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.1.2/4.2.2/2-LS2-1/2-LS2-2/2-LS4-1

Geology Rocks!

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; $6.25/participant

Don’t get stuck between a rock and a hard place! Gain a hands-on understanding of Geology fundamentals. Learn about the layers of the Earth and how metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks are formed. Go on a hike to identify rock outcroppings on our property and find evidence of both natural and human-made changes in the landscape.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.3.3
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.3.4/4.5.4/4-ESS2-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.3.5/5-PS2-1

Inspecting Insects

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; $6.25/participant
Available Mid April – October

Insects are everywhere! Spark your inner entomologist as you learn about the anatomy and life cycles of these creepy crawlers. Students will have the opportunity to try different collection techniques to examine a variety of insects in their habitats. Take a hands-on approach to learn how some insects adapt to survive in their surroundings.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/4.2.3/4.5.3/3-LS3-1/3-LS3-2/3-LS4-2/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/4.1.4/4.2.4/4.5.4/4-LS1-1/4-LS1-2
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/5-LS2-1/5-PS3-1

Like the Lenape – Full Day

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 3-5; 3 hours; $10.50/participant

Can’t get enough of our local Native Americans? Make it a full day of Lenape with this program. Take a hike to our replica Lenape Village as you learn about homelife and hunting techniques. Try your hand at popular skill games, and handle tools that were used in daily life. Fishing techniques will be modeled, and participants will go on walk to identify plants that the Lenape used for food and medicinal purposes. This program is broken up into two 1.5 hour sessions with a lunch break in between. Maximum 75 students, minimum charge for 25 students due to extensive setup.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/3.4.3/3.4.5/4.1.3/4.2.3/4.3.3/4.4.3/4.5.3/8.1.3/3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/3.4.4/4.1.4/4.3.4/4.5.4/4-ESS3-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/4.5.5/5-ESS3-1

Like the Lenape – Half Day

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 2-5; 1.5 hours; $6.75/participant

Want to learn about Native American life and still have time for another program? Then, step back in time and explore the ways of the pre-contact Lenape tribe. Visit our replica Lenape Village where you will have the opportunity to see tools that were used for hunting and in daily homelife. Play popular skill games to see if you have what it takes to survive in the wild like a Native American! Maximum 75 students, minimum charge for 25 students due to extensive setup.

Standards:
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.1.2
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/3.4.3/3.4.5/4.1.3/4.2.3/4.3.3/4.4.3/4.5.3/8.1.3/3-LS4-2/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/3.4.4/4.1.4/4.3.4/4.5.4/4-ESS3-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.1.5/4.5.5/5-ESS3-1

Pebbles, Sand and Soil

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 1-3; 1.25 hours; $5.50/participant; 1.5 hours; $5.75/participant

Based on the Foss®kit, this program brings the inquiry-based approach to the outdoor classroom. Observe rocks and other earth materials by investigating water in a stream, learning about what makes up soil and sorting rocks by particle size. Get your hands dirty by using different tools to see what makes up the soil at Myrick.

Standards:
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.3.1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/4.3.2/4.5.2/2-PS1-1/2-ESS2-1
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.3.3

Pond Sense

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Other

Grades K-2; 1.5 hours; $5.75/participant

Go on a sensory journey around the pond! Learn the different stages of the frog’s life cycle and play a game to find out more about animals that live in and around this community. Dip net in the pond to see who lives there and how they survive. Depending on age of participants, collecting at pond site might be done by an instructor.

Standards:
Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/4.1.K/K-LS1-1/K-PS3-1/K-ESS3-3
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.1.1/3.3.1/4.5.1/1-LS3-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.1.2/4.2.2/4.4.2/4.5.2/2-LS4-1/2-ESS2-2/2-ESS2-3

Signs of Spring

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades Pre-K-2; 1.25 hours; $5.25/participant
Available Mid April – June

Go on a walk to watch Spring unfold as buds and wildflowers bloom. See if you can spot hibernators emerging from their winter shelters as the days grow longer and warmer. Learn why plants and animals change with the season.

Standards:
Pre-K – CC.1.5.PK/3.1.PK/3.3.PK/4.1.PK
Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/4.1.K/4.2.K/K-LS1-1/K-PS3-1/K-ESS2-1
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.1.1/4.1.1/4.4.1/1-LS1-1/1-LS3-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.1.2/4.2.2/2-LS2-1/2-LS4-1/2-ESS2-1/2-ESS2-2/2-ESS2-3

Stream Sense

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades K-2; 1.5 hours; $5.75/participant

Practice using your senses as you explore a stream habitat and its surroundings. Students will discover what plants and animals live in and near a stream and learn about what makes this habitat so unique. Depending on age of participants, collection at stream site might be done by an instructor.

Standards:
Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/K-LS1-1/K-PS3-1/K-ESS3-3
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.3.1/4.1.1/1-LS3-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/4.2.2/4.4.2/2-LS4-1/2-ESS2-1/2-ESS2-2/2-ESS2-3

Trees are Tops

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades K-2; 1.5 hours $5.75/participant

Come experience what it takes to be a tree! Go on a “sense-sational” hike to explore a variety of trees and learn about the parts that keep them alive and healthy. Students will discuss of the importance of trees to all living things and how they must stay rooted by adapting to survive in various environments.

Standards:
Kindergarten – CC.1.5.K/3.1.K/3.2.K/4.1.K/4.3.K/4.4.K/4.5.K/K-LS1-1/K-ESS3-1
1st Grade – CC.1.5.1/3.3.1/3.2.1/4.1.1/4.3.1/4.5.1/1-LS3-1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/CC.2.4.2/3.1.2/4.1.2/4.5.2/2-LS4-1

Watershed Program

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Other

Grades 4-5; 2 hours; Cost to be determined based on program choices and length

Watersheds are unique systems just like your academic needs.  Let us create a hands-on customized program to compliment your curriculum.

Topics include:

  • Importance of water
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Flow of water within a watershed
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water Quality/Pollution
  • Best Management Practices
  • Aquatic Insects
  • Sources of water for public use

Standards vary by program choice and can include:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/4.2.3/4.3.3/4.5.3/3-ESS3-1/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.3.4/4.2.4/4.5.4/4-ESS2-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.2.5/3.3.5/4.2.5/4.5.5/5-ESS2-2/5-ESS3-1/5-PS2-1

What's in a Wetland?

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; $6.25/participant

Take a walk to discover the biological diversity of wetland environments, and learn why protection of them is so important. Participate in hands-on activities to see how wetlands soak up water, act as filters and help to slow runoff. Search for signs of animals, and observe the unique adaptations of wetland plants.

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/4.1.3/4.2.3/4.5.3/3-LS3-1/3-LS3-2/3-LS4-2/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.1.4/3.3.4/4.1.4/4.2.4/4.3.4/4.5.4/4-LS1-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/4.2.5/5-LS1-1/5-PS2-1

Wonders of Water

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 1-3; 1.5 hours; $6.25/participant

Water travels in a cycle, yes it does! Students will learn about the important role that water plays in the survival of all living things and why we must keep it clean. Flow through the stages of the water cycle with hands-on activities, and exploration of an aquatic habitat at the Myrick Conservation Center.

Standards:
1st Grade – CC1.5.1/3.1.1/3.3.1/4.2.1/4.5.1
2nd Grade – CC1.5.2/3.1.2/3.3.2/4.1.2/4.2.2/4.5.2/2-ESS2-2/2-LS4-1
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/3.1.3/4.2.3/4.5.3/3-LS4-3/3-LS4-4

Working Watershed

Level: Elementary School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 3-5; 1.5 hours; $6.50/participant

What is a watershed anyway? Participate in activities to learn more about how water moves through the water cycle and in turn watersheds. See how much water on Earth is available for use and witness how water can be become polluted. Explore ways that you can be a local watershed warrior!

Standards:
3rd Grade – CC1.5.3/4.2.3/4.3.3/4.5.3/3-ESS3-1/3-LS4-4
4th Grade – CC1.5.4/3.3.4/4.2.4/4.5.4/4-ESS2-1
5th Grade – CC1.5.5/3.2.5/3.3.5/4.2.5/4.5.5/5-ESS2-2/5-ESS3-1/5-PS2-1

Canoeing Water Quality Program

Level: Middle School
Locations: Other

Grades 7-8; 4 hours; $30.00/participant
Available May – October

Canoe the Brandywine Creek to learn more about local freshwater resources. Experience the stream ecosystem while stopping at multiple sites to study and test the quality of the water and sample for aquatic organisms. See how gathering this data is essential to determining the health of the stream. Canoeing experience is not necessary, as basic instruction will be provided. Trip leaves from Northbrook Canoe Company. Lead teacher free. Additional chaperones: $18 each.

Standards:
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/3.1.7/4.1.7/4.2.7/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-4
8th Grade – CC.1.5.8/3.1.8/4.2.8/4.5.8/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-4

Lenape Lore- Half day

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 6-8; 2 hours; $7.00/participant

Want to learn about Native American life and still have time for another program? Then, step back in time and explore the lives of the pre-contact Lenape Native Americans. Choose between two options:
1) Learn more about history of the Lenape where you will have the opportunity to make cordage, see tools that were used for hunting and in daily homelife and participate in popular skill games. This option includes lots of facts and detailed information about the Lenape and the lives they led and gives more time to ask questions.
2) This option requires more participant independence and provides station-based activities to give students the opportunity to participate in daily jobs and tasks that the Lenape would have needed to do in to survive in nature. Maximum 75 students, minimum charge for 25 students due to extensive setup.

Standards:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/3.1.6/4.1.6/4.5.6/8.2.6
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/4.1.7/4.5.7/8.2.7

Lenape Lore- Full day

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 6-8; 4 hours; $13.00/participant

Make it a full day of Lenape with this program. Take a hike to our replica Lenape Village as you learn about homelife, hunting tools and fishing techniques. Try your hand at popular skill games, and handle tools that were used in daily life. Hike through land inhabited by Lenape and identify plants that they used for food and medicinal purposes. This program is broken up into two 2 hour sessions with a lunch break in between. Maximum 75 students, minimum charge for 25 students due to extensive setup.

Standards:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/3.1.6/4.1.6/4.5.6/8.2.6
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/4.1.7/4.5.7

Orienteering

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 6-8; 2 hours; $7.00/participant

Orient-What? Orienteering is an international sport that challenges participants to work as a team in navigating landmarks to complete a course of checkpoints. Students will review map features and how to orient themselves using a map and compass. Concepts also include scale, distance and elevation features. Think of it as a treasure hunt on foot!

Standards:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/CC.2.6/7.1.6
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/7.1.7
8th Grade – CC.1.5.8/7.1.8

Pond Study

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick, Other

Grades 6-8; 2 hours; $6.75/participant

Learn about how ponds are formed and the natural changes that they go through over time. Test the pH and dissolved oxygen levels in the water and sample for macroinvertebrates to determine the overall health of the pond ecosystem. See how physical changes can influence the biological diversity of a pond. This study includes discussion about the biotic and abiotic components, and energy flow within this ecosystem.

Standards:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/3.1.6/4.2.6/MS-LS1-4/MS-LS1-5/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-3/MS-LS2-4
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/3.1.7/4.1.7/4.2.7/MS-LS1-5/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-3/MS-LS2-4
8th Grade – CC.1.5.8/3.1.8/4.2.8/MS-LS1-5/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-3/MS-LS2-4

Stream Study

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 6-8; 1.5 hours; $6.50/participant; 2 hours; $6.75/participant

Visit one of our first order streams to test the pH and dissolved oxygen levels. Determine the biological diversity of the ecosystem by collecting, identifying and categorizing invertebrates and plants found. Evaluate how these chemical, physical and biological parameters aid in determining the overall health of the stream ecosystem. Discuss how biotic and abiotic factors in stream ecosystems affect the energy flow of the food webs within this aquatic habitat.

Standards:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/3.1.6/4.2.6/MS-LS1-4/MS-LS1-5/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-3/MS-LS2-4
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/3.1.7/4.1.7/4.2.7/MS-LS1-5/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-3/MS-LS2-4
8th Grade – CC.1.5.8/3.1.8/4.2.8/MS-LS1-5/MS-LS2-1/MS-LS2-3/MS-LS2-4

Team Challenge

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 6-8; 2 hours; $6.25/participant

This program is similar to Adventure Team but includes more in-depth roles and emphasis on identifying group strengths and challenges. Physical and mental activities aim to support leadership, improve communication skills and facilitate trust. Debriefing exercises incorporate the use of various tools to develop strategies for overcoming obstacles. A beneficial program to foster personal growth.

Standards:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/3.4.6/MS-ETS1-1/MS-ETS1-2
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/3.4.7/ MS-ETS1-1/MS-ETS1-2
8th Grade – CC.1.5.8/3.4.8/ MS-ETS1-1/MS-ETS1-2

Watershed Study

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick, Other

Grades 6-8; 2 hours; Cost to be determined based on program choices and length

Watersheds are unique systems just like your academic needs. Let us create a customized program to compliment your curriculum.
Topics include:

• Hydrologic cycle
• Watersheds of Pennsylvania
• Flow of water within a watershed
• Stream order
• Water quality/Pollution
• Best Management Practices
• Watershed features
• Role of wetlands
• Sources of water for public use

Standards vary by program choice and can include:
6th Grade – CC.1.5.6/3.3.6/4.2.6/MS-LS2-5/MS-ESS2-4/MS-ESS3-3
7th Grade – CC.1.5.7/4.2.7/4.5.7/MS-LS2-5/MS-ESS2-4/MS-ESS3-3
8th Grade – CC.1.5.8/4.2.8/4.5.8/MS-LS2-5/MS-ESS2-4/MS-ESS3-3

Watershed Tour

Level: Middle School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 7-8; Time of program varies
Cost to be determined based on length of tour

Gain a better understanding watershed conservation through a personalized tour! Visit some of BRC’s stream restoration projects that work with businesses and homeowners to improve water quality in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds.
Program can also include tour of:
• A nearby water filtration and/or wastewater treatment plant
• A landfill
• Local farms using Best Management Practices (BMPs)
*School must provide transportation.

Standards vary by program choice and can include:
7th Grade – 4.2.7/MS-LS2-5/MS-ETS1-1
8th Grade – 4.2.8/MS-LS2-5/MS-ETS1-1

Canoeing Water Quality

Level: High School
Locations: Other

Grades 9-12; 4 hours; $33.00/participant
Available May – October

Canoe down the west branch of the Brandywine Creek to gain a better understanding of the importance of clean water. Stop at multiple sites to assess the water quality through physical, chemical and biological testing methods. Sample for aquatic organisms, and learn how to use them as indicators of stream health and change. Canoeing experience is not necessary, as basic instruction will be provided. Trip leaves from Northbrook Canoe Company. Lead teacher free. Additional chaperones: $18 each.

Standards:
9th & 11th Grades – CC.2.3.HS/CC.2.4.HS/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
10th Grade – CC.2.3.HS/CC.2.4.HS/3.1.10/4.1.10/4.2.10/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
12th Grade – CC.2.3.HS/CC.2.4.HS/3.1.12/4.1.12/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4

Pond Study

Level: High School
Locations: Myrick, Other

Grades 9-12; 2 hours; $6.75/participant

Learn about the past, present and future of the Myrick pond. Examine the physical, biological and chemical parameters of the pond to determine the health and biological diversity of its ecosystem. Students will then analyze this data to determine the overall health of the pond, and discuss possible solutions to any problem(s) found. Compare the relationship between ecosystem changes and how this affects plant and animal populations.

Standards:
9th Grade – CC.1.5.9/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
10th Grade – CC.1.5.10/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/3.1.10/4.1.10/4.2.10/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
11th Grade – CC.1.5.11/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
12th Grade – CC.1.5.12/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/3.1.12/4.1.12/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4

Stream Study

Level: High School
Locations: Myrick, Saalbach, Other

Grades 9-12; 1.5 hours; $6.50/participant; 2 hours; $6.75/participant

Head out to one of our streams to determine the health of the water at its source. Conduct pH, dissolved oxygen levels and nitrate tests. Determine the biological diversity of the ecosystem by collecting, identifying and categorizing invertebrates and plants found. Evaluate how these chemical, physical and biological parameters aid in determining the overall health of the stream ecosystem. Discuss how biotic and abiotic factors affect the energy flow of the food webs within this aquatic habitat.

Standards:
9th Grade – CC.1.5.9/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
10th Grade – CC.1.5.10/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/3.1.10/4.1.10/4.2.10/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
11th Grade – CC.1.5.11/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4
12th Grade – CC.1.5.12/CC.2.2.HS/CC.2.4.HS/3.1.12/4.1.12/HS-LS2-6/HS-LS2-7/HS-LS2-8/HS-LS3-3/HS-LS4-2/HS-LS4-3/HS-LS4-4/HS-LS4-5/HS-ESS3-4

Team Challenge

Level: High School
Locations: Myrick

Grades 9-12; 2 hours; $6.25/participant

This program is similar to Adventure Team but includes more in-depth elements and emphasis on identifying group strengths and challenges. Activities aim to strengthen leadership and communication skills. Debriefing exercises work to develop strategies for overcoming obstacles. A great program to cultivate teamwork at the beginning of the school year or to foster continual growth for the future!

Standards:
9th Grade – CC.1.5.9/HS-ETS1-2
10th Grade – CC.1.5.10/3.4.10/HS-ETS1-2
11th Grade – CC.1.5.11/HS-ETS1-2
12th Grade – CC.1.5.12/3.4.12/HS-ETS1-2

Watershed Tour

Level: High School
Locations: Other

Grades 9-12; Time of program varies
Cost to be determined based on length of tour

Gain a better understanding watershed conservation through a personalized tour! Visit some of BRC’s stream restoration projects that work with businesses and homeowners to improve water quality in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds.
Program can also include tour of:
• A nearby water filtration and/or wastewater treatment plant
• A landfill
• Local farms using Best Management Practices (BMPs)
School must provide transportation.

Standards vary by program choice and can include:
9th & 11th Grades – HS-LS2-7/HS-ESS2-5/HS-ESS3-4/HS-ETS1-2
10th Grade – 4.2.10/4.3.10/HS-LS2-7/HS-ESS2-5/HS-ESS3-4/HS-ETS1-2
12th Grade – 4.2.12/HS-LS2-7/HS-ESS2-5/HS-ESS3-4/HS-ETS1-2