We now offer environmental programs at the NC Battleship in Wilmington, NC!
We have two programs for the Fall of 2017:
CFRW Raindrop Journey Program & Cape Fear River Enviroscape Program. We invite school groups, scouts & homeschool programs to take advantage of this local and exciting program! For more information and registration please call 910-762-5606
Programs are targeted at specific grade levels and fulfill the following requirements:
CFRW Raindrop Journey Program:
- 3rd Grade science curriculum – Ecosystems 3.L.2
Essential Standard – Understand how plants survive in their environments
- 3.L.2.2 – Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
- 4th Grade science curriculum – Ecosystems 4.L.1
Essential Standard – Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.
- 4.L.1.1 – Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.
- 4.L.1.3 – Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain gardens, planting trees and shrubs to prevent flooding and erosion).
- 5th Grade science curriculum – Ecosystems 5.L.2
Essential Standard – Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.
- 5.L.2.1 – Compare the characteristics of several common ecosystems, including estuaries and salt marshes, oceans, lakes and ponds, forests and grasslands.
- 5.L.2.3 – Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals to their ecosystem.
Cape Fear River Enviroscape Program:
- 7th Grade science curriculum – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes
Essential Standard – Understand how the cycling of matter (water and gases) in and out of the atmosphere relates to Earth’s atmosphere, weather and climate and the effects of the
atmosphere on humans.
- 7.E.1.6 – Conclude that the good health of humans requires monitoring the atmosphere, maintaining air quality and stewardship.
- 8th Grade science curriculum – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes
Essential Standard – Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.
- 8.E.1.1 – Explain the structure of the hydrosphere
- 8.E.1.2 – Summarize evidence that Earth’s oceans are a reservoir of nutrients, minerals, dissolved gases and life forms: ESTUARIES
- 8.E.1.3 – Predict the safety and potability of water supplies in North Carolina based on physical and biological factors
- 8.E.1.4 – Conclude that the good health of humans require…
- 9th Grade Essential Standards: Earth/Environmental Science
- EEn.2.3 – Explain the structure and processes within the hydrosphere
- • Explain river systems including NC river basins, aquifers, and watersheds.
• Explain how flood events might be affected by groundwater levels.
- EEn.2.4 Evaluate how humans use water.
• Explain various water uses by humans and evaluate for benefits and consequences of use (ex. wells, aquifer depletion, dams and dam removal, agriculture, recreation).
- EEn.2.4.2 – Evaluate human influences on water quality in North Carolina’s river basins, wetlands and tidal environments
• Explain how pollutants might flow through a watershed and affect inhabitants that share the same watershed.
• Evaluate issues of ground and surface water pollution, wetland and estuary degradation, and salt water intrusion.
• Analyze non-point source pollution and effects on water quality (sedimentation, stormwater runoff, naturally and human induced occurrences of arsenic in groundwater).
• Evaluate conservation measures to maximize quality and quantity of available freshwater resources.
- EEn.2.6 Analyze patterns of global climate change over time.
- EEn.2.6.1 Differentiate between weather and climate.
EEn.2.6.3 Analyze the impacts that human activities have on global climate change (such as burning hydrocarbons, greenhouse effect, and deforestation).
COMING SUMMER OF 2018 – Family Float Trips!