[NHDOE-ETNews] Virtual Field Trip to Washington's North Cascades National Park

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Tue Sep 21 13:03:29 EDT 2010


Please see notice below about a FREE virtual field trip on October 13th. 

Regards,

Cathy Higgins, Ed.D.
State Educational Technology Director
Office of Educational Technology
New Hampshire Department of Education
Email: chiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Phone: 603.271.2453
Web: http://www.nheon.org/oet/ and http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech


-----Original Message-----
From: Charles_Beall at nps.gov [mailto:Charles_Beall at nps.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:40 AM
To: Higgins, Cathy; Freeda, Stanley; Kurtz, Timothy
Subject: Electronic Field Trip to Washington's North Cascades National Park on Climate Change


We appreciate getting notice of this great opportunity out to as many
teachers as possible. Thank you for your help!

Charles Beall
Chief of Interpretation and Education
North Cascades National Park

Take Your Class on a Free Electronic Field Trip to North Cascades National                                   Park

What: A free Electronic Field Trip to North Cascades National Park to explore climate change and its effects on people and ecosystems 
Who: Students 4th through 8th grade
When: October 13, 2010, 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. PDT (10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. EDT)
How: Register for free at http://www.northcascadeseft.org 
Watch the broadcast as it is streamed over the internet or broadcast on participating public television stations and internal school satellite networks. Lesson plans for teachers and web-based games for students are available now. 

North Cascades National Park and the National Park Foundation invite schools across the country to take a free Electronic Field Trip to North Cascades National Park on October 13, 2010. “National parks are fun places, and they make great classrooms,” said Chip Jenkins, North Cascades National Park Superintendent. “You can learn about the foundations of democracy at Independence National Historical Park, about the struggle to preserve the nation at Gettysburg National Military Park, about geological forces that shape the earth at Grand Canyon National Park, and you can learn about the effect of climate change on people and ecosystems through this Electronic Field Trip to North Cascades National Park.”

The Electronic Field Trip, “Climate Challenge: North Cascades National Park,” will include two live, hour-long broadcasts (7:00 a.m. PDT and 10:00 p.m. PDT) from North Cascades National Park featuring park rangers, scientists, kids, and spectacular scenery. Students will have the opportunity to call in and have their questions answered during the broadcast.

The field trip can be streamed from http://www.northcascadeseft.org, as well as viewed on participating public television stations and internal school satellite networks (a listing of which will be shared with registered participants one week before the broadcast). The free program is designed for 4th through 8th grade students and it will be the first in a series of investigative Electronic Field Trips to explore the impact climate change is having on our national parks and encourage students to become leaders in addressing climate change.

Teachers and students are encouraged to visit http://www.northcascadeseft.org now to access lesson plans and web-based games to get a jump start on their interactive adventure to North Cascades National Park.
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