About U.S. Army corps of Engineers, Lake Kaweah Programs
These programs are made exclusively available for Kings County students through a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Kaweah. The program dates and times are predetermined, traditionally at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 on select dates each month. Each program is 60 minutes in length. Students are required to bring a pencil and a piece of paper with them to the IVC program. Bobber Books and other goodies will be delivered to the school site for each student.
*"Lake Kaweah Terminus Dam" requires students to use a water worksheet during the IVC program, it will be delivered along with the other materials.
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Students will be introduced to the Lake Kaweah Reservoir and Terminus Dam. Students will explain what a watershed is, identify the reasons and uses of a dam and understand how it works. Students will learn about water use and determine ways to conserve such a valuable resource.
Students will identify the three basic needs of all organisms, illustrate food chains and explain the importance of a balanced ecosystem. Students will be introduced to three endangered species from our local area and investigate the four causes of endangerment.