Gaston Local Ecosystems


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Give your students the opportunity explore local ecosystems in Gaston County through a field experience at the Redlair Nature Preserve, a 1,200-acre protected area located along the South Fork of the Catawba River. The program will include a virtual pre-visit to orient the students to the property, and a half-day excursion to the preserve.

Programs are correlated to course standards for Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, and AP Environmental Science, but other content may apply.

Course Alignment
Biology- Bio 2.2.1; Bio 2.2.2
Earth and Environmental Science- EEn.2.7.3
AP Environmental Science- Unit 1: The Living World - Ecosystems