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Spring 2017 Classes

*Please arrive at 9:45am; all classes start promptly at 10:00am unless noted otherwise .  Due to an increase of attendance, we will be offering repeat classes.

Spring Program Schedule

Habitat
February 13          Time: 10am-Noon
February 27          Time: 10am-Noon
Description: What is your ecological address? By observing and discussing the places where animals live, students learn the concept of habitat. Students will explore the components of habitat (food, shelter, water, space) and find how each is important to the survival of living things.

Life Cycles
March 13          Time: 10am-Noon
March 27          Time: 10am-Noon
Description: Plants and animals go through a life cycle. Some stages appearing deceptively unlike that of the adult. What is your life cycle? Does a rock have a life cycle? By investigating seeds and studying the various stages of animal development, students explore the interrelationships of plants and animals in their life cycles.

Native Americans of the Foothills
April 10          Time: 10am-Noon
April 24          Time: 10am-Noon
Description: The Maidu are Native Americans in the foothill area who had a flourishing culture before the Gold Rush. The Maidu perspective and use of the environment was different than ours today. Students will examine Maidu artifacts, explore the Maidus’ relationship to the earth and visit a replica Maidu family encampment.

Fee per student: $7

Pre-registration is required. Payments may be made via check or cash only on the day of the program. To reserve a session for more than 10 students a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost is required to reserve the class. Classes are held rain or shine. Program will be cancelled if there are less than 6 sign-ups.

Reserve your child’s spot today: call (530) 878-6053 or email programs@PlacerNatureCenter.org.

Providing Environmental Education since 1991