Natural Resources Field Days


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    Natural Resources Field Days


    Thank you for an exciting 2017 Natural Resources Field Days with the 4th graders of Cache Valley! We enjoyed engaging your students in understanding the Water, Soils, Plants, and Wildlife of the Logan River watershed ecosystem. 


    Natural Rhopeesources Field Days is a program that provides fourth grade students from Logan and Cache County School Districts with hands-on educational experiences with a watershed focus. Students and their teachers spend the day at Guinevah-Malibu Campground on the Cache National Forest, rotating through four stations and learning about wildlife, soils, plants and water quality.  Approximately 2,000-2,500 students participate each year!

    Teacher Information

    2017 Schedule:

              Week 1: Sept. 11-15

              Week 2: Sept. 18-21 (no Friday due to teacher professional devleopment)


    • We will be outside all day, and the mornings are chilly and afternoons warm.  Dress appropriately!
    • Please remind your students to bring water. 
    • We will be doing some activities near the river.  If students get their feet wet, they will be wet all day!
    • Please talk to your students about appropriate field trip behavior and the importance of respecting the area we will be using for the day. 
    • Before you come, review the Prepacket with your students. The Spanish version can be found, here.
    • Look over the lesson plans provided below.

    Student Volunteer Information

    Review the General Guidelines for all Volunteers

    Volunteer Training:

    All volunteers must attend ONE of the two training sessions offered:

       Sept. 7, 2017, and Sept. 8, 2017      

       6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

       AGRS 141

    Review the Lesson Plans before attending a volunteer training. 

    Need a ride?
    Check the volunteer schedule to coordinate with other volunteers. 

    For more information contact:

    Mark Larese-Casanova                               Nancy Mesner, 435-760-6146       , 435-797-7541


    Volunteer Schedule 2017

    Station Leader Contacts 2017

    Environmental Ed Powerpoint

    Natural Resources Field Days Powerpoint

    Lesson Plans

    Lessons in a single PDF: Lessons

    plant station

    Explore the world of plants found in Logan Canyon while you use a dichotomous key to identify plant types. Learn about the unique biomes in which plants live.


    soil station Soils

     Students will create a soil profile tube, learn about erosion, and play an interactive  game that transforms them into soil particles.



    Waterwater station

    Students will explore aquatic habitats, discover insects that live in the Logan River, and learn how insects are indicators of water quality. 

    In the event that we have a "rain day", we will be doing the Incredible Journey activity in place of the macroinvertebrate investigation at the river.  


    wildlife station Wildlife

     At the Wildlife station, it’s all about survival. Students participate in two educational  games that demonstrate the challenges wildlife face as they try to find the food,  water, shelter and space they need to survive.


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