PINES Program

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In-School Presentation

If you opt into one of our in-school presentations, we bring the Pine Barrens nature and culture into your classroom.

Pine Barrens Ecology Lab
Cost: $300 + mileage, maximum enrollment 25/class, $75 per additional class. 
Program Length: 1 hour
Timeframe: Any time between 10 am - 2 pm
In this lab students will investigate the relationships between soil, water, plants, and animals of the Pine Barrens. Activities include identifying soil types, comparing particle size, measuring the water holding capacity of soils, identifying seeds, testing a seed’s relationship to duff, identifying fuel that causes fire, examining bark from trees, identifying plants, & testing water pH. (4th grade and beyond)

Fire Ecology Lab
Cost: $300 + mileage, maximum enrollment 25/class, $75 per additional class.
Program Length: 1 hour
Timeframe: Any time between 10 am - 2 pm
This lab introduces students to the conditions that create a fire-prone environment. Activities are similar to the above lab; however, the focus is on the relationship of the soil & plant life to the frequency of forest fires.

Lenape Living In the Pine Barrens
Cost: $300 + mileage, maximum enrollment 25 students /class. $75 per additional class.
Timeframe: Any time between 10 am - 2 pm
Students will help construct a wigwam, make flour, prepare a winter snack and topical medicines, assist in re-telling Lenape stories, play traditional games and participate in dance. This course emphasizes our past and present connection to the Earth, and the need to think about our impact for the future.