- Homeschool Day at LCNP
September 15, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
We are excited to invite the upstate homeshool community to our first ever homeschool day at Lake Conestee Nature Park! We will offer two classes; one for elementary ages and one for middle/high school students. The classes will go from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Shortleaf Shelter following the class.
Conestee Kitchen – Ages 5 to 11
It’s eat or be eaten out here! – Students explore the different natural environments in the park – putting together food chains and discovering decomposers. They will experience the “Meadow Munchies”, a “Forest Feast” and a “Lakeside Lunch”. At the meadow, students will put themselves in a meadow food chain; at the seeps they will discover which beak adaptation is best for our wading birds; and in the forest, they will discover the decomposers and the role they play in the food chain.
Ecology Excursion – Ages 12 and up
Students will compare the ecosystem of the meadow to that of a piedmont seep. We will collect organisms in both habitat types and identify them using field guides. Then we will calculate the biodiversity to see which ecosystem is more diverse. Topics such as limiting factors, energy transfer, and symbiotic relationships will also be discussed.
When: September 15th, 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Where: 601 Fork Shoals Rd., Greenville, SC. This is the entrance where our park office is located. There will be someone in the gravel parking area to assist with parking.
Cost: $8 per student (ages 5 and up), $4 for adults.
Registration: The different classes will be offered as separate tickets. Please choose how many of each ticket you need before proceeding to payment. You may choose to send a younger child to the older class or vice versa to keep sibling groups together, etc. We are fine with that as long as you understand that the classes will be geared towards the age groups listed. Classes will be limited to 25 people per class.
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