December 18, 2014
POWDERMILL NATURE RESERVE
The environmental research center for scientists, students, and families interested in the natural world.
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Program formats and pricesTours (60 minutes): $9 per studentExtended tours (90 minutes): $10 per studentOne chaperone is required for every 10 students. Required chaperones are free; additional adults pay $12 each ($15 for unguided visit).
All About Animals Program format: Tour
In a one-of-a-kind game of “I spy,” explore amazing animals that inhabit everywhere from backyards to exotic ecosystems. Discuss animal adaptations for feeding, defense, and keeping warm. Standard Connection:3.1 Biological Science
Dino Dig (extended tour) Program format: Tour
Explore dinosaur diversity throughout the Mesozoic Era. This extended tour includes extra time to experience the process of paleontology by touching real fossils and wrapping a plaster fossil cast to take home. Standard Connection:3.1 Biological Science 3.3 Earth and Space Sciences
Dinosaurs and Friends Program format: Tour
Using age-appropriate observation, movement, and imagination, compare modern animals—including yourself!—to dinosaurs and other creatures of the Mesozoic. Standard Connection:3.1 Biological Science 3.3 Earth and Space Sciences
Rock On (extended tour) Program format: Tour
Examine specimens from our educational collection in the classroom and compare them with our world-famous displays in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. This extended tour includes extra time for hands-on experiments that introduce the rock cycle and properties of minerals. Standard Connection:3.2 Physical Science: Chemistry and Physics 3.3 Earth and Space Sciences
American Indians: Where Do You Live? Program format: Tour
Discover how the traditional clothing, food, homes, and lifestyle of the Tlingit, Hopi, Lakota, and Iroquois were influenced by their environment. Standard Connection:7.3 Geography
American Indians: What's in a House? (extended tour) Program format: Tour
Examine artifacts from four North American Indian cultures and discover how natural resources influence everyday life. This extended tour includes extra time for an anthropology activity where students handle real artifacts and identify geographical regions. Standard Connection:7.3 Geography
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