Wild Neighborhoods

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Table of Contents 1) Sunshine state standards 2) Materials needed 3) Ranger copy 4) kid copy 5) Follow up activities teachers can do in the classroom 6) Bibliography
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Sunshine State Standards for Wild Neighborhoods Standard 2: The student understands the process and importance of genetic diversity. (SC.F.2.2) 1. knows that many characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents of the organism, but that other characteristics are learned from an individual’s interactions with the environment. Standard 1: The student understands the competitive, interdependent, cyclic nature of living things in the environment. (SC.G.1.2) 1. knows ways that plants, animals, and protists interact. 2. knows that living things compete in a climatic region with other living things and that structural adaptations make them fit for an environment. 4. knows that some organisms decompose dead plants and animals into simple minerals and nutrients for use by living things and thereby recycle matter. Standard 1: The student uses the scientific processes and habits of mind to solve problems. (SC.H.1.2) 2. knows that a successful method to explore the natural world is to observe and record, and then analyze and communicate the results. 3. knows that to work collaboratively, all team members should be free to reach, explain, and justify their own individual conclusions. 4. knows that to compare and contrast observations and results is an essential skill in science. The student understands the need for protection of the natural systems on Earth. (SC.D.2.1) 1. understands that people influence the quality of life of those around them.
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Materials Needed Worksheets, clipboards, and pencils, magnifying lenses for each child, copy of colors and shapes games in case you need to fill up time at the end, camera Preparation for program Make sure all materials present for number of participants Take camera and water bottle Get survival game pieces Start at Seagrape pavilion by Parking lot 9 first on left across the bridge #50 2 mile hike Notes: It helps to have at least a couple trial runs-through the scrip when you are alone- it also helps to have a blank copy of the kid hand-out while you take the kids around so if they have questions regarding their work, you can show them corresponding page number, etc.
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Ranger’s Copy-Wild Neighborhoods 3 rd -5 th Have all kids sit at the Seagrape Pavilion, pking lot # 9 hand out workbook sheets, pencils, and explain the below instructions 1) Put your name on the first line 2) On the lines below your name write why you want to be a mini ranger 3) The goal of wildlife viewing is to observe animals without interrupting  their normal activities. First, focus on looking. Successful wildlife viewing  takes practice and knowledge. When you stand still and quiet, you can better  detect movement –both with your eyes and your ears. The key to finding and  watching wildlife is to do “quiet, active viewing.” Finding animals is never guaranteed, but you can usually find clues 
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