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OVERVIEW

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Serengeti

SERENGETI

Polar

POLAR

Rock

ROCK

Plants and Animals

PLANTS & ANIMALS

Water

WATER

Energy

ENERGY

Recycling

RECYCLING

Solar

SOLAR

Wind

WIND

Farm to Table

FARM TO TABLE

Outdoor Garden

OUTDOOR GARDEN

Experience EcoLand
Current EcoLand certification is maintained by attending EcoLand with your class yearly. 
Teachers who are trained, but do not schedule a visit, will need to renew their certification.

Schedule Your EcoLand Experience 
The registration window for initial visits begin on 8/12/2019 for the 2019/20 school year.
Teachers may schedule their second visits beginning 12/16/2019.
schedule
Teachers must complete EcoLand Certification prior to scheduling an EcoLand Experience.  Requests for visits must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the requested visit date. Beginning August 12th, 2019, teachers will be able to register for one EcoLand Experience  (for any date between August 26th, 2019 and May 29th, 2020).  Beginning December 16th, 2019, teachers will be able to register for a second visit.

Please click HERE to download an optional registration worksheet that will help you gather all necessary registration information prior to entering it digitally.  
EcoLand Event Calendar (Registration Opens August 12th, 2019 for the 19/20 School Year).
Use the calendar below to browse available EcoLand Experiences. Teachers then need to complete the EcoLand Experience form linked above. Remember to choose two preference dates, in case the first requested date is unavailable. EcoLand Staff will review forms and confirm that submitting teachers have completed the required EcoLand Teacher Certification. Once certification and date availability have been confirmed by EcoLand Staff, submitting teachers will receive a confirmation email.
EcoLand Experience Required Forms & Training
Required forms may be scanned and submitted via email at ecoland.forms@esc7.net.  As an alternative, forms may be faxed to (903) 988-7699 .
All forms must be completed and submitted one week prior to your scheduled EcoLand Experience.  
If ALL required forms are not completed and received 48 hours prior to your visit, your  EcoLand Experience will be cancelled.  EACH teacher must complete a SEPARATE cover sheet with his/her forms to follow .  Do NOT mix class forms with another teacher's paperwork.  We appreciate your cooperation.
training

REQUIRED FORM:  
NEW form required EACH visit!
Teachers are required to train all adult supervisors in procedures, rules & expectations. Teachers & adult supervisors must read, sign & submit the form linked from the icon on the left.  ALL visiting adults MUST have an Adult Training Verification form on file, signed by the campus administrator, in order to be admitted into the building. 
cover sheet

Each teacher must complete the EcoLand Cover Sheet & include it with all faxed/emailed forms.   Do not mix your forms with another teacher's class.  Remember to check that all forms are completed in their entirety before sending, specifically for supervisor signatures on the Adult Training Verification form.
rules

All teachers scheduled to visit EcoLand must read & sign EcoLand's Rules & Expectations prior to attending an EcoLand Experience. Adult supervisors attending with your class must also verify that they have read & understand the EcoLand Rules & Expectations.
media

REQUIRED FORM:
Region 7 ESC & EcoLand policies require that the students' guardians complete & sign the Region 7 ESC media release. This form is available in English & Spanish.
preparing

Click here for step by step instructions to make your EcoLand experience productive and enjoyable.  Friendly Reminder:  It is imperative that you bring at least one change of clothes for your students!  Accidents happen!
adult media

REQUIRED FORM:

Region 7 ESC & EcoLand policies require that attending adults complete & sign the Region 7 ESC media release permitting Region 7 ESC to utilize pictures & videos of adults as they work with students in EcoLand learning centers. Please submit signed releases with all other required forms
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What our young scientists are saying...
Testimonials below

They really enjoyed all the fun tools provided for each learning center. I think having the gloves, shovels, magnifying glasses, and so much more really helped them to get into the center and enrich the learning part of it. I would like to start providing more fun tools like that in my own classroom during stations and centers, so that maybe they can really dive in and use each center to its full potential.  EcoLand was nothing short of AMAZING! My students enjoyed themselves and learned so much. We had a blast exploring each room and the students didn't want to leave. I wish we had all of those resources in our own classroom to make every day special for them.

Courtney Evans – Cushing ISD - PreK

My students' favorite part was using the magnifying glasses, rulers, & binoculars to just freely observe the garden area. I plan to work in more time especially in the spring for us to do things like that. They also really enjoyed the weigh stations with the rocks and buckets. I am going to create a Montessori lesson similar for my shelf and the students will be able to choose that as work during our Montessori block.  Students are allowed to explore and observe using scientific tools, build vocabulary, classify, sort, have discussion and explain their learning. There are so many activities that align with many of our PreK guidelines.  Our experience was great!!! The staff is so helpful and really helps the trip to run smoothly. I appreciate everything they do and their effort to always check in frequently to make sure we don't help of any kind.

Jackie Terry – Longview ISD – Head Start

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