Science Curriculum

BEAVER CREEK WATERSHED STUDY

Students monitor stream quality using scientific methods. Click here to see the curriculum.

BIRD ADVENTURES

Students study birds through census and banding techniques. Click here to see the curriculum.

DISCOVERING FOSSILS & COAL MINE

Introduction to fossils and the history of the No. 8 Coal Mine. Click here to see the curriculum.

FOREST ECOLOGY

Investigating the flora and fauna of Hartley's forests. Click here to see the curriculum.

MICHIGAN MAMMALS

Explore Hartley in search of mammals and their signs. Click here to see the curriculum.

SCOPE OUT THE WETLANDS

Learn about the importance of wetlands by collecting and then performing microscopic observations of organisms. Click here to see the curriculum.

WEATHER WONDERS

Students use tools to gather weather information and use the data to predict the weather. Click here to see the curriculum.

Social Studies Curriculum

ARCHAEOLOGY: FINDING CLUES TO THE PAST

Students excavate artifacts in an actual archaeological site. Click here to see the curriculum.

DISCOVERING FOSSILS & COAL MINE

Introduction to fossils and the history of the No. 8 Coal Mine. Click here to see the curriculum.

LUMBERJACK LORE

Learn Michigan's logging history using lumberjack tools and skills. Click here to see the curriculum.

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

Students adopt a Chippewa way of life for part of a day. Click here to see the curriculum.

PIONEER HERITAGE

A visit to Hartley's historic 1896 Schroeder Log Cabin. Click here to see the curriculum.

Outdoor Skills Curriculum

NAVIGATION CHALLENGE

Learn valuable compass basics on a challenging course. Click here to see the curriculum.

CONFIDENCE COURSE

Brains and brawn are required on this problem-solving course. Click here to see the curriculum.

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Digital cameras and good picture-taking techniques are featured. Click here to see the curriculum.

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Students find themselves in a "life or death" survival scenario. Click here to see the curriculum.