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Third Grade Programs

Forest Detectives
Students become detectives to unravel how living and non-living parts of an ecosystem are connected! Click here to learn more>

Snow Sleuths
Students investigate the physical properties of snow by observing crystals, measuring snow temperatures, and conducting experiments. In addition, skits and art projects help students discover how animals are adapted to the winter environment. 

Salmon Stories
What makes a fish a fish? Explore fish characteristics as well as those unique to salmon.

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Forest Detectives
Students solve forest mysteries and learn about food chains, predator/prey relationships, and habitats. Through games and forest exploration, students learn how the living and non-living parts of an ecosystem are connected.



Salmon Stories
What makes a fish a fish? Explore fish characteristics as well as those unique to salmon. Children follow the life cycle of a salmon from egg to spawning adult. They recreate the salmon’s journey from fresh water to the sea and back again. Active games and puzzles engage students as they learn about the changes in form and habitat that take place over the fascinating life of a salmon. Program is best in spring, summer, or fall.

Program Goals
Students will:

  • Be able to describe the life cycle of a salmon.
  • Understand the concept of habitat.
  • Understand why it is important to keep our waterways clean.
  • Feel comfortable and excited about being outside.

Possible Activities

  • Creek study of aquatic insects and salmon habitat on Campbell Creek.
  • Creek exploratory hike.
  • Salmon prints art activity.
  • Salmon life cycle game Hooks and Ladders.

STEM Skills
Students will:

  • Observe the salmon life cycle in the creek.
  • Identify different types of salmon.

Standards Addressed
NGSS--LS4.D
AK--C2
Common Core--2.MD



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