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The Student Experience

By demonstrating and promoting inquiry-based learning, Earthpark will complement classroom learning and help meet National Science Standards. We will adapt the innovative 5E Learning Cycle to “Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate” so students become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Some experiences will be teacher-directed, others may be led by an Earthpark instructor or trained facilitator. Examples may include:

  • Classes and workshops on a wide range of topics from predators or composting, to nature photography or green technology.
  • Self-guided learning tours to explore concepts such as biodiversity, photosynthesis, or the water cycle.
  • Virtual reality will transport students to ecosystems and environmental “hot spots” around the globe, providing amazing, memorable learning experiences.
  • Fieldtrips customized to age level and content areas, and taught through inquiry-based instructional methods.
  • Internships for high school and college students
  • Science day camps for pre-K through middle school, and science adventure camps for high school students combining survival skills, leadership and team building.
  • Career camps to consider professional opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, environmental and energy sciences.
  • Events that inspire students to embrace community conservation and promote interest in the sciences. These could include the FIRST robotics competition or Sally Ride Science Festivals.