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English - Third Grade 3.10

Adopt A Tree

Students will discover the importance of trees by adopting a tree and observing the tree over several visits throughout the year. Students will observe the tree's seasonal changes, discover the life history of a tree, and witness a wide variety of birds, insects and mammals that live in trees. (Grades K-4)

  • Location: BayLink - State Parks
  • SOLs Covered: Science: K.4, K.6, 1.1, 2.8, 3.10, 4.4 English: 1.12, 2.9, 3.2, 3.8, 4.1, 4.2, 4.7, 5.1, 5.7
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The Importance of Interdependency

Add humans to the mix and we have the ability to affect the survival of plants and animals. Humans can change the existing habitats. We can also help protect the survival of species by conservation measures such as resource renewal, habitat management procedures and species monitoring. The zoo is the perfect place to learn about these things as our mission is teach about conserving animals and their habitats.

  • Location: Virginia Zoo
  • SOLs Covered: Science: 2.5, 3.1, 3.10 English: 2.3, 3.1 Math: 3.14, 3.16
  • Time Required: 45-60 mins;
  • Dates: Monday-Friday
  • Costs: Cost of Program on Zoo Grounds: Zoo admission fee plus $2.50 per participant (80 children maximum). Each additional program $2.50 per person ($75.00 minimum). Cost of Program at your Facility: Travel fee (based on roundtrip mileage from the Zoo) plus $2.50 per participant (80 children maximum). Each additional program $2.50 per person ($75.00 minimum).Registration: You must pre-register for education programs through the Education Department. Please fill out a registration form and mail or fax it to us. You may also register online here. You must receive a confirmation letter from us before you are guaranteed a program. Please call us at 757-624-9937 ext. 299 if you have any questions or if you do not receive a confirmation letter.

This New Land Called Virginia: Christopher Newport and the Founding of the Colony

Take your students on a journey back to 1607 with the explorer and adventurer Captain Christopher Newport. Captain Newport discusses the hardships the English encountered as they built the colony and their relationship with the Powhatan natives.

  • Location: Lee Hall Mansion
  • SOLs Covered: English: 3.3, 3.5, 3.10, VS.1, VS.3, USI.1, USI.4, USI.5, CE.2, WHII.4, VUS.2, VUS.3
  • Time Required: 50 minutes
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  • Costs: $4 per student on-site; $1.50 per student outreach

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