Natural Science Studies
Apple Ridge uses an exploratory approach to developing an appreciation and understanding of the natural world and the systems within it to school children kindergarten through seventh grade. We choose interactive activities that utilize skills of observation, discovery and investigation.
Equally important, natural science activities are integrated with opportunities for team-building and cooperation. Using the natural environment as a lens for viewing interdependence, the curriculum seeks to create an awareness of human impact on the environment and the importance of individual responsibility in conservation efforts. Our camp kids love learning about where their food comes from by growing their own in our garden project.
Apple Ridge consists of 96 acres of woodland and aquatic ecosystems including a stream and pond where we collect and study:
- Over 40 species of aquatic organisms
- Forest Ecology
- Aquatic Ecology
- Audacious Adaptations
- Habitats and Communities
- Incredible Insects
- Power Plants and Conservation of Natural Resources.