Goal I: Foundational Knowledge
- … describe the role geology plays in the Wenatchee River watershed.
- … locate rivers, mountain ranges, and lakes within the Wenatchee River watershed.
- … identify the basic organization and components of a plant and be able to describe characteristics
- … identify the parts of an insect and the basic structure of several insect orders.
- … understand basic anatomy, physiology, and topography of birds.
- … describe the characteristics of native mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
- … describe the components of shrub-steppe, montane, and riparian ecosystems.
- … identify 100 common plant and animal species by name, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, of 8 or more plant families, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
Goal II: Field ID Skills
- … be comfortable using field guides and dichotomous keys to make identifications.
- … identify conifers of the Eastside Cascade Mountains.
- … identify common shrubs based on physical features.
- … classify common wildflowers to the family level.
- … identify common Washington birds by sight.
- … identify common Washington mammals, reptiles, and amphibians by their physical features.
- … identify common Washington insect orders.
Goal III: Field Journaling Skills
- … maintain a record of observations in a field journal.
- … use field sketching and note-taking to sharpen observation skills.
Goal III: Sense of Place Practices
- … spend time in the close investigation of local field sites.
- … volunteer with a local organization doing conservation work.
- … connect the knowledge, skill, and experience gained to the local landscape.