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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs


Program Info
Program: Environmental Science Camp (6th-9th)
Sponsoring Organization: Academy of Whole Learning

Main Contact
Name: Kaitlin Walsh
Title: Dir. of Enrichment Prog.
Address: 3500 Williston Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: (952) 737-6900
Email: kaitlin.walsh@aowl.org
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9

Goals

Students will gain a basic understanding of how the natural world around them works (for example, where to the streams around our school come from and lead to? What life forms do these streams support?) Students will understand how humans interact with the environment and impact the environment. Students will learn to identify solutions to current envoronmental problems through innovation and collaboration. Students will learn to use various tools that help environmental scientists study the natural world around them and understand the impact of human activity. Students will understand the definitions of key terms related to environmental science (ex. ecosystem, climate, sustainability, conservation) Students will learn to evaluate and interpret evidence from text, media, and data to draw conclusions and identify problems within the environment. Students will learn about each of the environmental science diciplines and what careers exist within each field.


Activities

Environmental Science camp will engage students in meaningful, fun-filled learning through active participation in nature. Our knowledgeable instructors will lead students on daily explorations of the natural world and foster an appreciation for the natural world around us. Students will experience first hand how scientists incorporate technology and field experiences to study the changing environment and sustainability issues. Our school is conveniently located within walking distance to a marsh, forest, and creek which will serve as our outdoor classroom. Teachers will connect in-class lessons to hands on activities in nature while giving students the oppotunity to think critically and create sustainability solutions for our community.


Program Dates

Start: 6/21/21 End: 6/25/21 One-week program.



Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No


Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $450
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0