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Paris Mountain State Park

Aquatic & Forest Ecology Field Trip

As "Aquatic Ecologists" students conduct field investigations to evaluate the health of an aquatic ecosystem, and as 'Forest Ecologists,' investigate the many interdependent relationships amongst biotic and abiotic parts of a forest ecosystem.

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Aquatic & Forest Ecology Field Trip
Aquatic & Forest Ecology Field Trip

Time & Location

Apr 19, 2024, 9:15 AM

Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609, USA

Guests

About the event

As "Aquatic Ecologists" students conduct field investigations to evaluate the health of an aquatic ecosystem by wading in and collecting animals in Mountain creek, measurine the abiotic factors of temperature and ph. and completing a model that describes the amazing movement of matter within this aquatic ecosystem. In the park lab (if time allows), the class will view their creek finds under the microscope, and use all their data to assess the health of the creek at Paris Mountain State Park. Program length: 2 hours 

In addition to this program, students will go on a 1 1/2 hour hike around Lake Placid as 'Forest Ecologists,' investigating the many interdependent relationships amongst biotic and abiotic parts of a forest ecosystem, culminating with a one-square meter investigation.

Program was designed for 5nd grade, but students both a little younger, & a little younger, could still get a lot out of it.  Students for this trip must be in the 3rd-8th grade range, as requested by the rangers. 

Moms  can bring babies that need them, but otherwise arrangements should be  made for younger kids, to keep the field trip area from being too packed for the ranger's comfort during the experience.  It's a really nice  park, so some of you that know each other well may just want to take the  littles to play for a bit.

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COST

$6 per students

There are two groups of up to 20 kids.  To make it easier to remember which group you're in, they have names this year: Bears & Bobcats.

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SCHEADULE

9:15 AM - Arrival (meet at the "Picnic Flats" parking lot).

9:30 AM - Group 1 (Bobcats) does "Aquatic Ecologists" program, Group 2 (Bears) does "Forest Ecologists" program.

11:00 AM - Bears have lunch.

11:30 AM - Bobcats have lunch.

11:30 AM - Bears do "Aquatic Ecologists" program.

12:00 PM - Bobcats do "Forest Ecologists" program.

1:30 PM - Both programs end.

If you have your own tall boots, you are welcome to bring them, but the park does provide boots for us to wear during the field trip for wading in the creek.  Pack lunch, there are picnic tables overlooking the lake.

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CANCELLATION

Tickets are non-refundable, but you may transfer them to another homeschooling family, if you are unable to come.  

Please note that excessive no shows to events, can result in a member not being able to register for an event for awhile, as it can effect our relationship with venues.  

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This is an HCU member priority event, please don't share this outside the member group, until we've opened up any extra spaces for sharing.

Tickets

  • Students in Group 1 (Bobcats)

    3rd-8th grade only, please.

    $6.00
    +$0.15 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Students in Group 2 (Bears)

    3rd-8th grade only, please.

    $6.00
    +$0.15 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Adults

    Just so we have a headcount.

    $0.00
    Sale ended
  • Optional Patch

    Some events have patches available for the kids to collect. Preview: https://www.advantageemblem.com/fun-patches/S-0744-ecology-fish-deer-tree.asp

    $2.00
    +$0.05 service fee
    Sale ended

Total

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