HCCD is currently working on developing several educational Resource Trunks to be used to teach students and adults about conservation issues. The trunks currently available include:
"The Incredible Journey" an interactive game in which students learn how water molecules move throught the water cycle. Each student (representing individual water molecules), rolls the water cycle cube to learn where they travel to next. The students collect beads from each station they visit and use these beads to make a water cycle braclet that describes the journey that they took. This game requires a large area for the students to move around in. Approximate time needed to complete this game: 45-60 minutes.
"Are You FireWise?" an interactive tabletop display which gives students and even adults a hand's on opportunity to learn how to create a fire safe zone around the outside of the home to protect it from wildfires. Students are able to make changes to the home to remove the ignition sources and replace with non-combustable materials. This display can be utilized by any age group. This activity can be used in a small area and can be tailored to fit any size group. Approximate time needed depends on the size of the audience. A small audience presentation can be less than 30 minutes. Need a table or large desk for the display to rest on.
"A Duck's Tale" an interactive game in which students learn about the problems faced by mallard duck's during migration. Each student participates as either a duck, predator, hunter or farmer. They learn about habitat destruction, predation, climate change while trying to migrate and raise young. This game requires a large area for students to move around inl Approximate time needed to complete this game: 45-60 minutes.
"Enviroscape" an interactive tabletop display which gives students the "hands on" opportunity to learn how their actions around their homes, schools, businesses and neighborhoods can cause water pollution. Students also learn how to reduce the amount of pollution which reaches area streams by following a few simple steps. This activity requires a minimum of 2 weeks notice to schedule delivery. Approximate time needed to complete this activity: 45-60 minutes.
"Tree of Life" a tabletop display and presentation which helps students understand how important trees are in our daily lives. They learn how the more than 5,000 items which are produced using some form of tree byproducts make our lives better. Currently working on a game to accompany the presentation. This activity can be used in the classroom. Approximate time needed to complete this presentation: 45-60 minutes.
Contact Andrea Jones at (405) 379-2570 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one of these presentations.
I am working on several other resource trunks and they will be added to the list along with a description when they are ready to use.
HCCD hosts Natural Resource Days at 2 permanent Outdoor Classroom sites located at Thomas Elementary School in Holdenville and Moss School in Horntown. HCCD invites representatives from other federal and state agencies, tribal nations, organizations and businesses to set up "learning stations" throughout the outdoor classroom site and provide educational lessons based on natural resource concerns, conservation, habitat, personal safety, wildlife identification and agricultural issues and information.
The Hughes County Conservation District (HCCD) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable sex, marital status, family status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisals, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alterantive means of communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact HCCD at our office located at 419 E. Highway, Holdenville, OK 74848-4057, phone (405) 379-2570 (voice), fax (405) 379-5926, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
To file a complaint of discrimination against HCCD, write the Executive Director, Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC), 2800 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 160, Oklahoma City, OK 73105, phone (405) 521-2384 (voice), fax (405) 521-6686, or go to www.conservation.ok.gov. HCCD and OCC are equal opportunity employers.