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2018-2019: Schedule a Field Trip: 4th-6th Grade

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  2. Environmental Learning Center Field Trip Request Form: 4th-6th Grade

    Thank you for choosing the Environmental Learning Center as your field trip destination! Teachers, please fill out the fields below and click submit. If you have any questions, please call (909) 987-2591.

  3. *limit 35 students/class

  4. *Recommended; Not Required

  5. Please select 3 different dates for your field trip. Available Tues. & Wed. *Note: Selected dates are not guaranteed.

  6. Menu of Activities

    Please select three activities from the list below:

  7. Enviroscape

    A three dimensional landscape model shows a typical community with urban, agricultural, and industrial water uses. Students learn about water pollution using Kool-Aid, pudding, cocoa powder, and a spray bottle to simulate rain.

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  9. Vermicomposting

    Students learn how worms help the environment by decomposing organic material. Students make their own mini-composting bin from a 2-liter bottle using soil, recycled newspaper and worms. (*Note: Teachers who select this activity are required to provide 2-liter bottles for each student)

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  11. Succulent Garden

    Students will learn about different native plants and recognize that changes to conditions in the environment may affect growth and development of plants. Students will choose among succulents, aloe vera and more to grow and take home.

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  13. Food Too Good to Waste (*NEW ACTIVITY available on Tuesday)

    New activity, hosted by the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s Environmental Programs. This hands-on activity teaches students the importance of reducing food waste at home and school. Students will learn about the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy and discuss food waste in the landfills and the resources wasted when food is thrown away. Students will also discuss solutions for food waste including food reduction, food donation, and how to recycle food waste by composting. Perfect when paired with the vermicomposting activity!

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  15. It's Nice to Use it Twice: *This activity is only available on Tuesday

    Students will increase their understanding of preserving natural resources through waste reduction, and recycling. Students identify various materials found at home that are reusable or recyclable and the steps in the recycling process.

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  17. Growing Native: *This activity is only available on Wednesday

    The Growing Native activity teaches students about the benefits of native plants, including water conservation and wildlife habitat. Seeds are used, colorful diagrams, and pictures to demonstrate the growth patterns of plants, from seeds to flowers, shrubs, and/or trees. Each student will also plant a seed to take home and grow his or her own California native plant.

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  19. Tap Water Challenge

    Students perform tests on the tap water at the learning center to determine their pH, iron, hardness, copper, and chlorine levels.

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  21. Owl Pellet Investigation

    Students dissect owl pellets to find out what owls have consumed, and reconstruct the bone structure of the creatures they find. This activity teaches students about the food chain, and how all living things need water to survive.

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  23. Water-Borne Lab

    Students use microscopes to view slides of water-borne microorganisms that occur in water.

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  25. Treatment Plant Tour: *May be selected as additional activity

    Students take a guided tour of the Lloyd W. Michael Water Treatment Plant and learn about where our water comes from and the treatment processes to clean drinking water. Students watch a short video and receive an activity guide to use as a tool during a 30 minute walking tour of the treatment plant.

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