Outreach

Jennette's Pier Outreach

Wind. Water. Sun.

We bring our programs to you! Our educators will bring all necessary supplies and teach right in your classroom. Available programs, descriptions, and examples of covered K-8 standards are listed below.

Beach Show & Tell

We bring the beach to you! Our educators will bring beach biofacts such as shells, bones, and skulls to teach your kids about the organisms we have on the coast of North Carolina. Learn about the organisms, touch the biofacts and have a fun day at the "beach!"

K.L.1 Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and non-living things.
1.L.1.3 Summarize ways that humans protect their environment and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there.
2.L.2.2 Recognize that there is variation among individuals that are related.
3.L.2.2 Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
4.L.1 Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.
5.L.2 Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.

Exploring the Water Cycle (STEM)

Students have the opportunity to learn processes in the water cycle. Discover evaporation, condensation, and run-off through hands-on experiments, and learn how water is naturally filtered and why soil is so important in this process.

2.P.2. Understand properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo.
3.E.2.1.
Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).
5.P.2.1. Explain how the sun’s energy impacts the processes of the water cycle (including evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation and runoff).
6.E.2.4.
Conclude that the good health of humans requires: monitoring the lithosphere, maintaining soil quality and stewardship.
8.E.1.
Understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans.

Ocean Currents

Students discover how convection currents work and why they are important in a marine ecosystem.  The program includes a lab where students learn about density and why this is an important factor that drives currents.

6.P.2.3 Compare the physical properties of pure substances that are independent of the amount of matter present including density.

Plankton Investigations

Students learn how to use scientific instruments and discover these microscopic organisms that are vital to the marine food chain.

3.L.2.2. Explain how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow.
4.L.1.1.
Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.
5.L.2.3
. Infer the effects that may result from the interconnected relationship of plants and animals to their ecosystem.
6.L.2.1. Summarize how energy derived from the sun is used by plants to produce sugars (photosynthesis) and is transferred within food chains and food webs (terrestrial and aquatic) from producers to consumers to decomposers.
8.L.3.3. Explain how the flow of energy within food webs is interconnected with the cycling of matter (including water, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen).

Solar Science (STEM)

Discover and discuss solar power as an energy resource. Students design, build, and evaluate a solar powered car and discover how solar panels maximize efficiency.
3.P.3. Recognize how energy can be transferred from one object to another.
4.P.3.1. Recognize the basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) as the ability to cause motion or create change.
6.P.1.2. Explain the relationship among visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and sight.
7.P.2. Understand forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation and conservation in mechanical systems.
8.P.2.2. Explain the implications of the depletion of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources and the importance of conservation.

Squid Dissection

Students will investigate the intricacies of structure and function of this unique organism.

2.L.1.
Understand animal life cycles.
5.L.1. Understand how structures and systems of organisms perform functions necessary for life.
7.L.1.
Understand the processes, structures and functions of living organisms that enable them to survive, reproduce and carry out the basic functions of life.
8.L.3.
Understand how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment.

Wonders of Wind (STEM)

Students learn how to harness energy from the wind, advantages and disadvantages of wind energy, and ideal locations to install wind turbines to maximize energy output, through the construction of their own “turbine.”

4.P.3.1. Recognize the basic forms of energy (light, sound, heat, electrical, and magnetic) as the ability to cause motion or create change.
5.P.1
. Understand force, motion and the relationship between them.
6.P.3.
Understand characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy.
7.P.2.
Understand forms of energy, energy transfer and transformation and conservation in mechanical systems.
8.P.2.2.
Explain the implications of the depletion of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources and the importance of conservation.

virtual LEARNING

Our educators can visit your school virtually! We will ship you necessary materials and an educator will teach a lesson to your class via video conferencing. To learn about virtual education programs, please visit our "Virtual Learning" tab!

PRICING

Small group program (up to 30 participants): $100 for initial program, $50 for repeated programs 
Medium group program (31 to 60 participants): $150 for initial program, $75 for repeated programs 
Large group program (61+ participants): $200 for initial programs, $100 for repeated programs 
Festival/demonstration booths: $250 for first four hours, $75 for each additional hour 
Travel fees: $0.75/mile round trip (groups within Dare County have no travel fee)

Additional staffing needs and overnight stays will warrant additional charge, please contact us for exact pricing.

CONTACT US

252-255-1501
Educator and Outreach Coordinator Meredith Fish
, ext. 212, [email protected]

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