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April 18, 2013
Participants will learn about citizen science water monitoring, learn how to teach Hoosier Riverwatch to students K-12, and learn about how to get involved in water management in the community.
April 11, 2013
April 4, 2013
March 30, 2013
Dreaming about vegetables? Interested in starting your own backyard garden? Come out and learn the tricks of starting a vegetable garden from our lead gardener, Patty! She will guide you through the types of soil to use, when to plant certain seeds, how Taltree manages their garden, and what to do when pests come.
March 20, 2013
March 16, 2013
Students will learn about tree identification, participate in environmental education activities that focus on trees, and will learn how to present these activities.
Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a “window to the world,” helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them and their place within it. PLT activities are hands-on interdisciplinary lessons that integrate easily into all subject areas. They are correlated to both state and national educational standards, useful to formal and non-formal educators from preschool through high school. Participants will receive the PLT Pre-K to 8th grade curriculum guide and supplementary materials.
Bring/wear: Sturdy Shoes, Camera, Field Guides, Warm Layer, Water Bottle, Pencil, Paper, Rain Coat, lunch.
This class is the botany section of the Master Naturalist Program, but Project Learning Tree can be taken as a stand-alone class as well.
The program is free for new and already-certified Taltree docents. New docents must take the Master Naturalist class and others offered through Taltree to become a docent. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
March 13, 2013
Students will learn about the geologic history of the Indiana Dunes, Taltree’s geology, as well as the geologic features of the entire state.
March 7, 2013
Participants will be introduced to team building exercises, strategies for leading interpretive hikes, and the history of environmental education. This session provides an overview of the eight courses that comprise the Indiana Master Naturalist Program offered here at Taltree.
March 2, 2013
Never started seeds before or tried and failed? Learn the basics to starting seeds indoors in your own home. It’s not as expensive as you might think! Whether you’re interested in flowers or vegetables or both, this class will teach you what you need to get started, and with prices soaring, who couldn’t use a do-it-yourself way to cut your household costs? This class will start in the classroom, then move to the greenhouse for examples and hands-on learning.