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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.

Drawing Time
Biology Class

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

Microscope Mania

Week Nine - Migrations and Open Ocean

Mighty Migrations

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

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