Watershed Walkabout: Cape Fear For Homeschool Groups
Our featured outreach program is an interactive, inquiry-based opportunity with grade-appropriate STEAM lessons, taught exclusively to students in the Southeastern NC area. These lessons are all correlated to the Next Generation Science Standards, NC Essential Standards, and Ocean and Climate Literacy Standards. Check out how we meet the standards HERE.
Here's how it works:
Choose from ONE lesson or our PROGRAM SERIES (see below), contact our Director of Education to schedule a day or days suitable for your group, and we'll bring the science to you! Each is hands-on, so students get the most out of the 1 hour lessons.
Cost is PER STUDENT and there is a minimum of 4 students per program:
One Lesson = $40 + tax = $42.80
4-Week Series = $120 + tax = $128.40
15-Week Series = $250 + tax = $267.50
Registration must be made at least one week in advance and cancellations must be made within 24 hours of the scheduled date. (PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Our COVID-19 and CDC Updates:
We have altered our lessons to the best of our ability. Because our lessons are hands-on and interactive, students will be working together in small groups with shared materials. Please go HERE to view our updates for each individual lesson we offer.
Individual lessons and descriptions can be found on our main Watershed Walkabout: Cape Fear Page
4 - Week Series Lessons:
Week One - Barrier Islands
K - 1st Grade: Sand Critters
2nd - 3rd Grade: One Shell or Two
4th - 5th Grade: Share and Share Alike
Middle School: Anatomy of a Beach
High School: A Diplomatic Island
Week Two - Estuaries
K - 1st Grade: Sea Jellies Among Us
2nd - 3rd Grade: "Web of Life"
4th - 5th Grade: Invading Your Space
Middle School: Mighty Migrations
High School: A Little Crab on a Big Decline
Week Three - Climate Change
K - 1st Grade: From the Poles to the Coast
2nd - 3rd Grade: Dichotomous Dilemma
4th - 5th Grade: Sea Level is On the Rise
Middle School: Calcium Carbonate Calamity
High School: It's Getting Hot in Here
Week Four - People Pollution
K - 1st Grade: "Sum of the Parts"
2nd - 3rd Grade: Alternate Route
4th - 5th Grade: "Incredible Journey"
Middle School: Tragedy of the Commons
High School: Sea Turtle Salvation
15 - Week Series Lessons (Middle and High School Only):
Week One - Introduction To Environmental Science
Made From Land, Made From Sea
Week Two - Ecosystems and Habitats
Explore Your Watershed Adventure Guide Activity (outdoors)
Week Three - Introduction to Ecology
"Web of Life"
Week Four - Environmental Needs: Shelter
One Shell or Two
Week Five - Environmental Needs: Adaptations
Elasmo-Craze (with possible dissection)
Week Six - Environmental Needs: Food
Magnificent Microbiota *(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Week Seven - Predators and Prey: Competition
Invading Your Space
Week Eight - Introduction to Marine Science
Week Nine - Migrations and Open Ocean
Week Ten - Coastal Ecosystems: Barrier Islands
Anatomy of a Beach
Week Eleven - Coastal Ecosystems: Estuaries
Sea Level is On the Rise
Week Twelve - People Pollution
"Sum of the Parts"
Week Thirteen - Human Food Competition
A Little Crab on a Big Decline
Week Fourteen - Human Adaptations
A Diplomatic Island
Week Fifteen - Marine Conservation
Sea Turtle Salvation