1 class – 45 minute program: $100; $50 each additional class on the same day
1 class – 90 minute program : $150; $75 each additional class on the same day
Visits further then 20 miles from the Cary Institute will be charged .55 a mile to help cover travel costs
Pre and post program material can be provided to the teacher upon request.
Schoolyard Ecosystem Explorations
At the Cary Institute we believe every place is an ecosystem. This program allows students to explore and investigate an ecosystem that means a lot to them – their schoolyard! Cary educators visit your classroom to introduce and set up an inquiry based project that compliments your curriculum, individual schoolyard, and time constraints. Popular topics include schoolyard ecosystem discovery walks for younger students and investigations of food webs, biodiversity, phenology and microbes for older students.
Investigating Your Schoolyard Water Cycle
When we think about the water cycle, most of us think of a diagram with arrows moving from alpine peaks into the big, blue ocean. Unless we live in such a place, this idealized diagram does not teach us where our water comes from, or what happens to rain that falls on our neighborhoods. In this program, the local water cycle goes beyond evaporation and condensation to become local and significant as students participate in mini water investigations in their schoolyard that illustrate the many pathways of water in your local neighborhood.
High School Eco-Talks
Make science more accessible by inviting a Cary educator to discuss real-life challenges that are currently being addressed in the field of Ecology. Our educators will speak on current research conducted by Cary Institute scientists in the local region. Choose from one of the following Eco-talk topics: Invasives in the Hudson, The Ecology of Lyme Disease, and Climate Change and the Hudson Valley. Depending on the topic chosen, students may have the opportunity to Skype with a Cary researcher for a short question and answer session at the end of the program.