SPRUCE RUN NATURE CENTER
First Grading Period 2021-2022
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SPRUCE RUN RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
OPTION ONE: Field Trips
Spruce Run Field Trip Activity Ideas by grade level.
OPTION TWO: Flat Ranger Granger
Ranger Granger, is FLAT, just like the main character Stanley Lambchop in the book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown.
For those of you whom have never heard of the book "Flat Stanley" it's about a boy, Stanley Lambchop, who was flattened by a bulletin board that fell on him in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. One special advantage of being flat is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed.
Just download the flat Ranger Granger, cut it out and take it with you on all of your adventures.
Here is the link for the flat Ranger Granger: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ya25_v0oRsWqBcpDIm-6RY_SRk7GR5WTPYeqE70DEZA/edit.
Email me pictures of yourself holding up the flat Ranger Granger cut out while experiencing your great nature adventures! In the email share with me where you are and what you are doing. Also, tell me what state you live in and the school you attend. My email is email@example.com.
If you need some fun nature based ideas to do with flat Ranger Granger I have created a list titled "100 Things To Do Before You Turn TWELVE": https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo0ZyR6NVAenKz2y0dY-YeT1Y4iUoRyCgHcrJ86qVEE/edit
If you would like to know more about the adventures of Flat Stanley? This is a link to have the book read aloud to you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QD5UAbDNLs
OPTION THREE: Ranger Granger on YouTube
Currently, the following videos can be seen on youtube:
- Ranger Granger: Bird Sounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y70nfpayfgM
- Ranger Granger: Checking Bluebird Boxes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf9mVhRGFRw
- Ranger Granger: The "On Meadowview Street" Earth Day Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRf36PdVno
- Intro of FLAT Ranger Granger and activity #85 from the list: 100 things to do before you're 12 https://youtu.be/ebXEAGoyeI4
- "How to Video" All About Me Nature Heads: PreK-3 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sU2rUUZ-OOiTehVNH8-JUGBfcBqydV7C/view
- Ranger Granger: Snake in Barn. https://youtu.be/PrVPT6nwWgo
- Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist: https://youtu.be/P2mJf3_AiAg
Please read the description of each YouTube video for more information and related web links.
OPTION FIVE: CITIZEN SCIENCE DATA COLLECTION
OPTION SIX: SPRUCE RUN CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS
Please join my classrooms:
Grades PreK-1: vssubzk
Grades 2-3: qrxfo67
Grades 4-5: saeaoj3
Middle School: gurxfvh
High School: okryalj
Become a volunteer. All you need is an enthusiasm for nature and the great outdoors, a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others! Volunteer hours are flexible and will depend on your chosen job area(s). No previous training is needed: training programs will be provided. Currently, we need volunteers in the following areas:
Office: answer telephone, filing, organizing supplies for school group activities
Horticulture: working in the greenhouse, raised bed, landscaping maintenance
Naturalist: sharing your personal "Nature Hobby" such as birding or rock collecting with student groups
Maintenance: general upkeep of the buildings and grounds
Scout Specialist: working with troops, or individual scouts on badges, scouting projects and volunteering opportunities at Spruce Run
SPRUCE RUN NATURE STUDY CENTER
Office of Teaching and Learning
Office of Teaching and Learning
3700 S. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Office number 614.365.5727
Leslie Kelly, Executive Director, Teaching and Learning
Brian Morton, Director of Secondary Curriculum
Katy Myers, Secondary Curriculum Supervisor
Heather Allen, K-5 Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Nord, 6-12 Science Coordinator, email@example.com
Geri Granger, K-12 Spruce Run Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org