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Fall Fun (Pre-School)

Sight vibrant fall colors, listen to seasonal sounds, experience fall's crisp touch, and discover fall's spicy smells. In small groups of 10 - 12 students per leader, each student will delight in the natural treasures of this truly remarkable season!

Fall Mysteries (Kindergarten)

Students become investigators as they search for clues along the trail that will uncover the secrets of “Danny Deer’s Fall Mysteries.” What are those squirrels doing? Why do some birds fly south? What  treasures do wildflowers leave behind? Excitement abounds as your students marvel at all that is fall!

Fee:
* $7.50 per student  ($75 minimum per class at The Conservancy)
* Each program is 60 minutes in length and includes use of the Children's Discovery Room and picnic facilities.

Contact: Reservations can be made by contacting Linda Oltman, Environmental Education Coordinator, at (610) 287-9383 or loltman@perkiomenwatershed.org.

What the teachers are saying:
The activities were great - short enough to hold the children's interest, long enough to be educational and fun! 
-Teacher, His Kids Christian Pre-School

PDE Academic Standards covered by this lesson include:
3.1.4.C: Illustrate patterns that regularly occur and reoccur in nature.
· Identify observable patterns (e.g., growth patterns in plants, crystal shapes in minerals, climate, structural patterns in bird feathers).
· Use knowledge of natural patterns to predict next occurrences (e.g., seasons, leaf patterns, lunar phases).
3.2.4.B: Describe objects in the world using the five senses.
· Recognize observational descriptors from each of the five senses
(e.g., see-blue, feel-rough).
· Use observations to develop a descriptive vocabulary.
3.2.4.C: Recognize and use the elements of scientific inquiry to solve problems.
· Generate questions about objects, organisms and/or events that can be answered through scientific investigations.
· State a conclusion that is consistent with the information.
3.4.4.D: Explain and illustrate the causes of seasonal changes.
3.5.4C: Explain how the different seasons effect plants, animals, food availability and daily human life.
3.2.7A: Answer “What if” questions based on observation, inference or prior knowledge or experience.
4.6.4.A: Understand that living things are dependent on nonliving things in the environment for survival.
· Identify and categorize living and nonliving things.
· Describe the basic needs of an organism.
· Identify basic needs of a plant and an animal and explain how their needs are met.
· Identify plants and animals with their habitat and food sources.
· Identify environmental variables that affect plant growth.
· Describe how animals interact with plants to meet their needs for shelter.
· Describe how certain insects interact with soil for their needs.
· Understand the components of a food chain.
· Identify a local ecosystem and its living and nonliving components.
· Identify a simple ecosystem and its living and nonliving components.
· Identify animals that live underground.