Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Field Science Day (4-5th grade classes)

Dates: April 18, 2017 - May 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact: Ali Stefancich: astefancich@ucanr.edu

Sponsor: Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Location: UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Event Details

Registration and dates are limited. Priority will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Spring 2017 Field Science Day dates:  April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4

Select your date and register your class by FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017:

Field Science Day REGISTRATION

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Students will work with UC staff on standards-based, interactive lessons connected to scientific research at the UC center in Browns Valley, CA.

  • Soils and healthy environments: students will conduct experiments that show how soils filter pollution and explore physical properties of soils that help keep our environment clean
  • Plant acclimation and adaptation to drought: students will measure and develop hypotheses about how different plant populations respond to drought
  • Ecosystem and food web energetics: students will use habitat maps to calculate energy needs of different animals and develop hypotheses about food-web dynamics
  • Technology and environment: students will use GPS and environmental sensors to  understand how and why these instruments are used to monitor our environment
  • Optional hike: Depending on interest and available time, hike, explore and observe oak woodland and Yuba River ecosystems (the hike will add an hour, making the program approximately 4 hours long)

Elementary school teachers can contact Ali Stefancich for more information at astefancich@ucanr.edu or 530-639-8800.

 

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