Cache County Natural Resource Field Days is a program in northern Utah that provides fourth grade students with hands-on educational experiences that focus on watersheds. Students and their teachers spend the day at a Forest Service campground, rotating through 4 stations covering wildlife, soils, plants and water quality.

Over 1800 students participated in Natural Resource Field Days September 9-19, 2013. 

Thanks to all who made the event a success! 

Teachers

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School Schedule

Prepacket

Reminders:

  • We will be outside all day.  Please advise your students to dress appropriately.  We have had rain in the past!
  • 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.

Volunteers

Please attend one of the following training sessions:
September 4th 5:30-8:00 EDUC 131
September 5th 5:30-8:00 AGRS 101

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Volunteer Schedule

Contacts

Lesson Plans

If you need a ride, check the volunteer  schedule.  Volunteers who are willing to drive are indicated in red with an asterisk.

                       

Lesson Plans


Plants

Explore plants and leaf around while you use a dichotomous key to identify plant types.


Soils

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


Water


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


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.


Experience NR Days through our photo tour of activities

       

Is Natural Resources Field Days Effective?

Summary

Poster

Listen to Natural Resources Field Days

on Utah Public Radio.


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