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Hidden Threats*

Students will participate in three rotations for 1 hr. each with Retzer, Water Resources, and the Planetarium. 

Explore local threats to the land and water, their impacts and how these threats may be mitigated. Students will investigate invasive species threatening the ecosystems of Southern Wisconsin and specifically the challenges these species present at Retzer Nature Center. In addition, students will use a watershed model to see what threats to water quality are affecting our waters and how they get there. This program includes a planetarium show, Dynamic Earth, that explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. This option is designed to be a full-day experience with a lunch break.

*This is a Community Connections, Impacts & Actions Collaborative Curriculum program hosted by Waukesha County. 

Standards: HS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS3-1
Duration: 180 minutes
Fee: Yes
Location options: Retzer Nature Center, Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

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