COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 67

October 15, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Love-A-Tree Activity Kit

 

Virginias natural resource agencies provide the Love-A-Tree activity kit designed for use by elementary teachers eager for activities and supplies that meet the Resource strand in the Science Standards of Learning. The theme for this years Love-A-Tree activity kit is Virginia's watersheds. The activity kits contain the following:

         Lesson plans

         Watershed Connections student activity book

         Watershed poster

         Information about forest buffers

         Supplies for some of the activities.

For example, an aluminum pan, aluminum foil, drink mix, and water bottle are provided for the Whats Your Watershed Address? activity. Craft boxes and labels assist in conducting a water cycle lesson called The Incredible Journey.

 

The Love-A-Tree activity kits can only be ordered from October 15, 2002, to November 15, 2002, and will need to be picked up during the month of December. Orders for the activity kits may be placed online at http://www.deq.state.va.us/education/latSurv.html.

 

For further information about any items mentioned in this memorandum, please contact Eric Rhoades (mailto:erhoades@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary science specialist, at 804-225-2676.

 

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