The South Fayette Conservation Group aims to reach students of all ages by offering enriching educational experiences for schools and through summer and extracirricular activities for students.
SFCG brings the science of the environment to life through interactive lessons that are specially designed to complement the coursework of school students and the educational anchors and standards of the state. Our experienced educators engage students, exploring various ecological concepts with dynamic, hands-on activities and an experiential, inquiry-based approach to learning.
Wonderful World of Wetland Science
Over the course of a five day summer program, students discover the natural wonder of our area's wetlands. We discuss the importance of wetlands in storm water management, the filtration capabilities of wetlands, plant and animal communities found within wetlands as well as the geology of wetlands. Students enjoy skimming the ponds for macroinvertebrates, collecting unique rocks for identification, learning about non-native invasive plant species, building birdhouses and much more.
Past students have also enjoyed live animal demonstrations, constructed their own watershed models and have tie-dyed t-shirts using pigments recovered from abandoned mine discharge settlement ponds during the program.
|South Fayette Students learn the role that wetlands play in our environment by constructing and experimenting with a wetland model.||Students exploring the wetland with dipnets|