Classroom Visits from a Turkey Creek Naturalist

Allow us to bring the wonders of nature to you! Our off-site programs are designed around the classroom, and offer hands on opportunities for all of your students.

Fees:

-$150 for 1hour program with a maximum class size of 30 participants. $25 for each additional 25 students.

-All fees are due the day of the class.

Cancellation Policy:

-Please provide a 48-hour notice prior to cancellation

-All programs cancelled with less than 48 hour notice or without rescheduling will be charged a $30 cancellation fee

For More Information Contact Us At:

205.680.4116 or cyeager@bsc.edu

Off-Site Programs:

Herpetology

 (Life Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Conservation)

PrintHerpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians which are known as herpetofauna

Did you know that a single snake can consume over 20,000 mice in it’s lifetime? Or that a salamander can breath through it’s skin? Alabama is home to some of the most diverse  Reptiles and Amphibians (also known as herpetofauna) in the world, however, due to misconceptions about this group, we are facing tragic worldwide declines in herpetofauna populations. Come and discover for yourself, how herpetologist are working to conserve our native “herps” and and why they are such an important part of the world we live in. This program includes a live animal “meet and greet” and classroom presentation.

Turkey Creek Water Quality Monitoring

 (Geography, Life Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science)

Educational Programing: Water Chemistry Class
Educational Programming: Water Chemistry Class

Take a tour of the Turkey Creek watershed and discover why it is one of the most critically endangered waterways in the country. Students will gain insight into how scientist study  watersheds, how they are affected by non-point source pollution, land-uses found in a watershed , and sustainable growth practices communities can employ. After gaining an understanding of how we assess the overall health of aquatic ecosystems, students will perform basic chemical testing in order to understand why temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, hardness, and turbidity can affect the biotic components of a watershed.

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