If your kids are studying Earth’s history and natural resources, or just like getting out and exploring wild places, our Earth Cache program is a perfect match for you!
An Earth Cache (or geocache) is a special geological location people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. In this program, participants will be introduced to the amazing biodiversity and rich history at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Students will be exposed to ideas about how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage its resources, and how scientists gather evidence. The program’s lesson will focus on environmental biodiversity and preservation in relationship with history, navigation, topography, and current navigation methods/tools. Students learn to use compasses, hand-held gps units, and topographical maps to navigate among unique historical locations by observing and differentiating between environmental characteristics.
Appropriate age groups: 3rd grade – high school
This program requires hiking on uneven terrain, sometimes off trail. All participants should wear close-toed shoes and long pants.