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We kindly ask you to please
•   Wear your face covering in City of McAllen buildings
•   Wash and sanitize your hands frequently
•   Practice social distancing
•   Use preventive measures like not touching your face
•   Stay home if you feel sick and visit another day
Our staff works hard to protect you…
•   Undergoes a health screen per shift
•   Has protective equipment (counter shields, masks & more)
•   Frequently sanitizes the buildings
•   Makes hand sanitizer visible and available
•   Displays best health practice signage as a reminder to all
•   Follows the state phased guidelines for individuals and public gatherings

High School

Aquatic and Terrestrial Field Science Days

Contact- Education Supervisor, Victor De Leon, vdeleon@mcallen.net (956) 681-3370

Duration- 3 hours 9:00 am- Noon or 11:30am to 2:30pm (depending on arrival time).

Students will be guided through the Thorn forest studying both flora and fauna of the Rio Grande Valley. Students will participate in an aquatic field experience and make real-life connections to ecology vocabulary and concepts. Students will leave with an understanding of the importance of protecting an ecosystem, expanding native habitat & contributing as a citizen or professional steward.

During each session, there will be:

· Outdoor exploration

· Field data collection & Study

· Hands on activities





FALL SESSION: AQUATIC SCIENCE FIELD DAY

· Dichotomous Key & Aquatic Pond Investigation

· Aquatic Chemistry & Water Testing

· Aquatic Ecosystem Model + Watershed & Water Resources Map

SPRING SESSION: TERRESTRIAL FIELD SCIENCE DAY

· Aquatic Plants & Vertebrates

· Terrestrial Ecology & Native Tree Identification

· Assessing Human Impact & Sustainability Study





Key Terms:

Dichotomous key

Aquatic Chemistry

Water Testing

pH

Dissolved Oxygen

Nitrate

Phosphorous

Ecological Succession

Food Chain Components

Food Web Components

Predator/Prey

Forest Layers

Symbiosis

Competition, Population, Community

Invasive, Native, Exotic Species

Lichen, Moss, Detritus

Stewardship

















Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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