Educational Outreach/School Programs
Help the City of Palm Coast protect the environment ~ Join C.H.R.P (Children Helping in Resource Protection) and make some noise for nature.
Enroll your class in one of the following events and come along for the adventure... Learn about the environment, see wildlife, plant trees, help combat invasive species, and other fun activities.
The City of Palm Coast Green Team is hosting the following programs for 2011.
1. Drawing the L.I.N.E. (Long Creek Invasive for Native Exchange)
6 events - Grade levels targeted 6 - 8 (Groups of = 30 participants per event) [2 available]
CLOSED - NO EVENTS AVAILABLE
Join the fun at the newly acquired Long's Landing Estuary (LLE) site located at Palm Harbor Parkway and College Waterway. With generous funding from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the City of Palm Coast will provide funding to bus your class to LLE. In addition gloves, vests, sun block, bug spray, and shovels will be provided. Please note that this program is conducted in a wooded area and appropriate field dress should be worn (i.e. boots, long pants, hat, etc.).
Your group will get hands-on experience with fighting invasive plant species and planting native trees to sustain Florida's ecological diversity.
Monitor past invasive species management success and participate in water sampling studies to track Long Creek enhancements.
Experience the fun through the City's Channel 199 Greenways series by clicking here.
2. Classroom Eco-station
4 events - Grade levels targeted 4 - 8 (Group size 60 participants) [3 available]
The City's Green Team will visit your school and set up three to four unique stations to learn about natural resources.
3. Tour Linear Park
4 events - All Grades (Groups of = 30 participants per event)
CLOSED - NO EVENTS AVAILABLE
With a generous donation by Ms. Jane Culpepper, the City of Palm Coast will provide funding to bus your class to Linear Park. The Green Team will guide you through Linear Park and provide insight on the wealth of ecological resources housed within this natural treasure. Please visit the main facility web page. Travel expenses are not provided as part of this program.
4. Learn about Environmental Professions
4 events - Grade levels targeted 10 - 12 (Group size defined below)
The Green Team will give an overview of being a Landscape Architect, Urban Forester or Environmental Planner. Your group has the choice of participating in a classroom or in a field environment.
(a) Classroom setting (Group size N/A)
(b) Field Job-shadowing (Group size = 20 participants per event) - Staff performs a large amount of their job duties in the field; so, appropriate field dress should be worn (i.e. boots, long pants, hat, etc.). Travel expenses are not provided as part of this program.
5. Caring for Trees
4 events - Grade levels targeted K - 3 (Groups of = 6 participants per event)
The Green Team and the Florida Division of Forestry will teach your group about tree care and fire safety. As part of the program, each student will get a free tree with five (5) lucky students participating in a short skit of how to take care of new trees. This is a classroom exercise.
6. Capture the Beauty of the Great Florida Birding Trail (NEW FOR 2011)
4 events - Grade levels targeted 8 - 12 (Group size = 40 participants per event)
The Green Team will take you on a tour from Linear Park to Waterfront Park (approximately 2.0 miles). Your class will learn unique environmental facts and gain some photography tips along the way. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and imaginations. Travel expenses are not provided as part of this program and will require drop-off at Linear Park and pick-up at Waterfront Park.
|Photograph by Emilie Villarejos
||Photograph by Elizabeth Rourke
||Photograph by Barbara Salter
Visit the facility web page by clicking here to view the remaining Great Florida Birding Trail 2010 contest winning photographs.
7. I've Got An Idea! (NEW FOR 2011)
The Green Team is always looking for new program ideas and unique opportunities to assist teachers with environmental education. Here's your opportunity to share your ideas or incorporate the Green Team into your class efforts. Please send your ideas or assistance requests through the provided web entry form and select this option from the scroll down option.
(a) Do you have an existing program that has worked great for your class and wish to share it with the Green Team? Staff will evaluate your idea for potential incorporation into 2012 CHIRP curriculum. Please include a description detailing success, resource requirements (equipment, travel, outside parties, etc.), goal(s), work plan, recommended event size, samples of forms and other educational materials.
(b) This option provides teachers an ability to formally request Green Team assistance and resources. If you are requesting Green Team participation, please include a detailed description of the expected staff commitments (i.e. event time and date, resource focus, class size, location, etc.). The more detail provided will better assist staff with determining City resources and overall scheduling of CHIRP events. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee staff resources and availability.
Upon completion and submission of the provided on-line form, your application will be received and reviewed by Green Team staff. Once approved, you will receive confirmation of your reservation and subsequently, staff will work towards scheduling and organizing the event with your group. Please be courteous to other potential participants by minimizing your requested events to one (1) per group. Once the program events have been reserved, the associated program will be closed out with the status posted on this web page.
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