Palmyra Cove Nature Park (PCNP) is a 250-acre urban oasis along a highly developed area on the Delaware River. Habitats include wetlands, woodlands, meadows, wild creek and river shoreline, and a freshwater Tidal Cove after which the park is named.
The Institute for Earth Observations at Palmyra Cove is a STEM educational initiative for students and teachers that studies Planet Earth. This is a unique and engaging facility where experiences can be shared…and innovative collaboration begins!

NATURE PARK AND EARTH SySTEM PROGRAMS

Grades: 4-8

2-Hour Program

Students will take a guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the  park’s ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Inside a STARLAB planetarium, students will learn about some popular constellations and stars, the reason for the seasons, and climate and the local environment. Students could either: be introduced to environmental satellite sensors and then challenged to design a sensor for a particular earth observing mission, investigate satellites and how they are used to monitor our planet’s health, or build a rocket.

Fee: $12/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), STARLAB Presentation

Choice of: Build Your Own Satellite Sensor, GOES-POES, Build Your Own Rocket

4-Hour Program

Students will take an extended guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the park’s ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Students will learn about the Delaware River watershed and create a topographic model. Inside a STARLAB planetarium, students will learn about some popular constellations and stars, the reason for the seasons, and climate and the local environment. Students will explore Earth from an orbiting virtual space station. Students could either investigate satellites and how they are used to monitor our planet’s health, be introduced to environmental satellite sensors and then challenged to design a sensor for a particular earth observing mission, or build a rocket.

Fee: $14/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), Make Your Own Watershed, STARLAB Presentation, Exploring Earth in Virtual Reality

Choice of: GOES-POES, Build Your Own Satellite Sensor, Build Your Own Rocket

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