Educators, Homeschoolers and Families,
Celebrate Earth Day at South Fork Nature Center. Our highly qualified docents stand ready and able to show your class, organization or family an exceptionally fun and educational day at South Fork Nature Center. Contact us now to set up your field trip.
The 2016 globally coordinated Earth Day is celebrated on Friday, April 22nd. More than 192 countries each year celebrate Earth Day. Worldwide events are held to support environmental protection. South Fork Nature Center is committed to providing enhanced, outdoor educational opportunities on a regional basis.
We have several projects ongoing that are aimed at returning SFNC properties to its natural habitats. We are partnering with U.S. Fish and Wildlife on a glade restoration project and a monarch habitat restoration project. Our new weather station includes ground and ambient temperatures and moisture accumulation.
All of these projects and many more offer great opportunities to expose residents of Arkansas to many facets of environmental protection. We offer students the opportunity to experience the natural side of Arkansas and participate in data collection, the study of taxonomy, and to reinforce many concepts covered in the classroom such as the food chain, plant botany and reproduction, natural habitats, human impact on natural habitats, ecology and field study using instruments such as dissection scopes, magnifying glasses and field guides and measurement devices.
Field based study is an important component in the total education package and South Fork Nature Center desires to be on the cutting edge of field-based education in Arkansas.
Contact us at (501) 358-2095 or (501) 626-9914 to schedule your class or organization visit.
The links provided below are great resources for teachers and families to use during the month of April. Please share them with your child’s educators and friends. Help us get the word out about the great educational facility located in Choctaw, AR ……… in “your backyard”.
Check Out the Links!
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/earth-day-songs/ – 20 Best Rock Songs about Earth Day
http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/earth/about.htm – What did Earth Day Accomplish?
http://www.ecology.com/2012/04/17/earth-day-videos-kids/ – Earth Day Videos for kids
http://campus.ecology.com/2013/11/19/mobile-technology-enables-biological/ – Activity using “iPad” mini and a “Proscope” microscope attachment for field based study.
http://campus.ecology.com/ – Great blog post for all ecology topics from many of the most cutting edge students in today’s society.
http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/Earth-Day-Curriculum – The National Education Association produced this resource for teachers, which features seven in-depth lesson plans, Earth Day games, and a list of outside links for students in grades K-5. There are also three entire unit plans as well. Plus, you’ll find even more resources, lesson ideas, and activities in the NEA’s blog.