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Musical Meditations from the North Carolina Symphony
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The North Carolina Symphony's Musical Meditations series offers moments to be calm, present, and mindful, supporting stress-management during the busy school day. Each short video features the NC Symphony playing musical excerpts from famous composers set to the breathtaking visuals from North Carolina State Parks.

Subject:
Music
Healthful Living
Material Type:
Presentation
Author:
NC State Parks
North Carolina Symphony
Date Added:
08/12/2022
N.C. Career Exploration: Park Ranger
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In this short video, students explore the career of a State Park Ranger. This N.C. Career Exploration video is part of a series that introduces students to unique professions within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. This series will help students consider what they like to do, where their interests and skills connect, and ultimately what career path they may want to take.

Subject:
Career Development
Guidance
Material Type:
Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Date Added:
11/28/2022
NC Culture Kids - Baby Sea Turtles Hatching
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In this short video, students will learn how female loggerhead sea turtles make their way to beaches all along the Atlantic Ocean to lay their eggs.

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Science
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Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/03/2022
NC Culture Kids - Carolina Beach State Park: Prescribed Burns
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In this short video, students learn how fire plays an important role in the survival of the plants (such as venus flytraps and longleaf pines) in the habitat of Carolina Beach State Park.

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Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/12/2021
NC Culture Kids - Carolina Beach State Park: Rare Plants with Unusual Adaptations
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about the Venus Fly Trap and how it adapts to its environment to survive.

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Science
Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/12/2021
NC Culture Kids - Falls Lake State Recreation Area: Forces in Motion
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In this short video and accompanying experiment activity and readings, students learn about all kinds of forces in motion at Falls Lake State Recreation Area. Chopping wood, riding a bike, pitching a tent, canoeing — students can see each of these examples to discover out how objects (and people) move in their surroundings.

Subject:
Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Demonstration
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/01/2021
NC Culture Kids - Haw River State Park: Eastern Box Turtle
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In this short video, accompanying activities, and readings, students learn about North Carolina's State Reptile - the Eastern Box Turtle! Students also learn how State Park Rangers collect data on these turtles and how that helps us learn more about them and protect them.

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Dance
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Activity/Lab
Presentation
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Vocabulary
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
04/01/2022
NC Culture Kids - Haw River State Park: What are Wetlands?
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In this short video, accompanying activity, and readings, students learn about wetlands by exploring the wetlands at Haw River State Park.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Presentation
Reading
Vocabulary
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
04/01/2022
NC Culture Kids - Lumber River State Park: Especially Unique Black Water
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about a unique blackwater river in North Carolina - the Lumber River. The river has played an important role for the plants, people, and animals that have called it home.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Social Studies
American History
Civics and Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/12/2021
NC Culture Kids - Lumber River State Park: Navigating the Lumber River
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about navigating the Lumber River and the people who navigated it for hundreds of years.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Social Studies
American History
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Activity/Lab
Presentation
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/12/2021
NC Culture Kids - Medoc Mountain State Park: Wildflowers
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In this short video, accompanying activity, and readings, students learn about the wildflowers at Medoc Mountain State Park. These resources examine how wildflowers survive and their role in their ecosystem.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
Nc Department Of Natural Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
04/01/2022
NC Culture Kids - Stone Mountain State Park: Rock Formations
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn how each rock has a unique story about how it formed and how the forces of erosion shape what it looks like today. There are places where, long ago, big pockets of magma cooled deep underground, and after years and years of erosion, we can now see this igneous rock at the surface of the Earth. This video shows how we can see one of these locations in North Carolina - a granodiorite pluton called Stone Mountain.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
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Activity/Lab
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
NCCultureKids
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/01/2021
NC Culture Kids - Weymouth Woods and the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about Longleaf Pine Ecosystems by exploring Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve in North Carolina.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Vocabulary
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/01/2021
NC Culture Kids: Weymouth Woods and the Red Cockaded Woodpecker
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In this short video and accompanying activity and readings, students learn about the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Preserve and the many unique plants and animals that call this type of ecosystem home - including the red-cockaded woodpecker.

Subject:
Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Reading
Vocabulary
Author:
NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
NC State Parks
Date Added:
11/10/2021