Experiential Environmental Education focusing on the Indian River Lagoon Ecosystem designed for 4th & 5th Graders
The theme for Lagoon Days is Interconnections. You and your students will rotate through three stations, learning about different components of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem. All activities are designed to illustrate how everything in the natural world fits together, interacts, and is interconnected. Just like the pieces in a jigsaw puzzle! Our program builds on what the children learned at the ELC with Splash 1: Homes and Habitats, and Splash3: the Web of Life and Natural Cycles. Hands-on learning outdoors is the best way to understand what’s going on in the natural world!
Lagoon Days Goals
To teach students about the natural world through hands-on learning adventures in the outdoors, building on what they learned at the ELC in 1st and 3rd grades.
To demonstrate the importance of interconnections in the environment – everything fits together, interacts, and is interconnected like puzzle pieces.
To cultivate an appreciation for the Indian River Lagoon, one of North America’s most diverse estuaries.
To develop a sense of stewardship for the earth’s resources and learn how individual actions directly affect the environment.