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Junior High Environmental Education Program

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What is JHEEP?
JHEEP Junior High Environmental Education Program

JHEEP is the Fullerton Arboretum's pilot environmental education program designed for 7th grade students. The 2013-14 JHEEP program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Mysun Foundation. The goal of JHEEP is to help students and teachers meet state standards through the exploration of ecological principles in an outdoor setting, while increasing students awareness of conservation issues and sustainable practices. As well, this program introduces 7th grade students to 'university' life, though a visit to the Arboretum, located on the CSUF campus, and through interaction with CSUF students acting as JHEEP educators.

The program consists of TWO field trips. That is, the students in this program visit the Arboretum twice during their 7th academic year; once in the fall season and once in the spring season. These two visits help the students understand, through exploratory education, seasonal environmental change.

CEEP Tour

Grade Seven Science Content Standards

Genetics
2a. Students know the differences between the life cycles and reproduction methods of sexual and asexual organisms.

Evolution
3a. Students know both genetic variation and environmental factors are causes of evolution and diversity of organisms. 3e. Students know that extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient for its survival.

Structure and Function in Living Systems
5f. Students know the structures and processes by which flowering plants generate pollen, ovules, seeds, and fruits
Jheep Program

Additional interpretive materials are provided to teachers and students when they visit our garden. These are designed to further educate people about environmental relationships and how plants adapt based on the changes in their environment.


 
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