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Aquatic Plants Program (APP)

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Details

Facility

Group Type

Registration Limit

Watershed On Wheels

Corporate Groups, School Groups, Youth and Adult Groups
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult
Children 1-10, Youth 11-14, Adult 15+

4 classes at a time

Seasons

Length

Special Programs

Spring, Summer

Half Day

Accessibility, ESL, Special Education

Activity Type

Subject

Topic

Environmental Appreciation, Environmental Learning, Outdoor Recreation

Science and Technology

Life Systems; Earth and Space Systems

Description

Aquaticplants

In the winter, each participating class receives kits to grow native aquatic plants in the classroom. In the spring, schools travel to a local wetland to transplant their aquatic plants and participate in a half-day experience, learning about the important roles wetlands play in improving water quality. Participants rotate through four unique educational stations to also learn about storm water pollution and local wildlife. 

Sign up for this program before the end of January. The growing kits are delivered just after March Break. Students grow and care for the plants until the planting day in May or June.

Preparation

It is the teachers' responsibility to arrange and cover costs associated with transportation to the planting site; Students must bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, wear clothing that can get dirty, and lunch if you are staying on site; Name tags for students are helpful.