Jr Conservation Workshop Series with the South Fayette Conservation Group
Saturday April 29, 2017
1:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Jr. Conservation Workshop Spring Series with the South Fayette Conservation Group
~~Students entering grades 4 – 7.
Do you know why Miller’s Run is orange? What do wetlands have to do with improving our environment? What is a watershed? What can you do to improve the environment in your own backyard? Are there fossils hidden right beneath our feet?The South Fayette Conservation Group and South Fayette Township library have partnered to host an action-packed adventure exploring our local ecology and geology!
Who: Students entering grades 4 – 7.
When & Where: The program will be 4 days in length and will include classroom days at the South Fayette Library as well as 2 field trips. Transportation is not provided.
April 8 – Classroom next to South Fayette Library
April 22 – Wingfield Pines - Meeting in the parking lot off Mayview Rd. - 1541 Mayview Rd. Upper St Clair, PA 15241
April 29 – Classroom next to South Fayette Library
May 6 – Wetland - South Fayette Intermediate School - 3640 Old Oakdale Rd. McDonald, PA 15057
Spring Workshops – Wetlands & Watersheds
The SFCG has been working on improving our local creeks. Learn about our local watershed, what is being done, and what we can all do to reduce our ecological footprint. We will explore all that wetlands do for us and why they are important using the Enviroscape – an interactive watershed model. The SF School District is home to the SFCG wetland project which we will visit. During our hike, we will explore the plants that are unique to wetlands, and see firsthand how important wetlands are not only for wildlife, but in helping us to control pollution and flooding. Be an environmental scientist using chemical water quality tests, and search for creek creatures that help to determine water quality. We will also discover how wetlands help to cleanup abandoned mine drainage (AMD) during our field trip to Wingfield Pines, a wetland reclamation site. At WIngfield, we’ll see firsthand how wetlands remove AMD from entering into Chartiers Creek, test the water quality, and observe how wildlife interacts in this habitat. We’ll dissect a wetland plant, build a watershed model, play a wetland game, explore uses for AMD & more!
Click here to go to the South Fayette Township Library calendar.