Energy in Ecosystems by Project Learning Tree
Teachers of 3rd-5th grade
3.5 hours of CPE
$40 per person
Designed for 3rd-5th grade teachers, the Energy in Ecosystems unit investigates ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests (one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems) and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems. In doing so, they learn to appreciate the natural systems on which we depend and begin to widen their circle of compassion to include all of nature.
This workshop will be hosted by Dallas Arboretum staff educators and state Project Learning Tree coordinator, Misty Bowie. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive lifetime digital access to all of the Energy in Ecosystems e-unit. Participants are encouraged but not required to bring their own laptop or wifi-enabled device.
Energy in Ecosystems contains:
detailed step-by-step lesson plans
downloadable student pages to guide learning
a range of assessment tools, including pre- and post-assessments and evaluation rubrics
easy-to-understand teacher background information
comprehensive, interactive connections to academic standards
resources for customizing the lessons to your students and situation
suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books to enhance the activities
more teaching tools including links to websites, videos, online quizzes, and other supplementary resources
Workshop participants will have access to the entire Dallas Arboretum, including the award-winning Children's Adventure Garden, or the entire day following the workshop as well as complimentary parking.