Your APES Summer Assignment
Your assignment is to visit a park, take at least 10 photos and/or videos, and answer the 10 assignment questions. To complete the assignment, you'll need to explore the park, complete some research, and speak with a park ranger/naturalist/biologist/etc. (the title depends on the park and job). You will then compile all your photos and information into an Adobe Spark page (that's how this page was made!) using the directions below. When you're done, publish your page and email the link to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the school year starts, you'll get to see the pages created by your classmates and hopefully find some new places you want to visit around the United States!
Keep reading for all the assignment details.
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 2013
Steps to Complete Your Assignment:
Step 1: Choose a park to visit. (See list of choices below.)
Step 2: Find an event to attend at the park or plan your own visit. Make an appointment with a park ranger or naturalist for the day you are visiting.
Step 3: Answer ALL the questions below. The park ranger/naturalist/biologist/etc. can help you with some. Others will require a little research.
Step 4: Take a bunch of pictures and/or videos to document your visit. You need at least 10. Take at least one photo/video to go with each question. You should be in at least half your photos/videos. (In real life, not PhotoShopped in!)
Step 5: Write up your assignment on Adobe Spark, add your photos/videos, and submit the link to me (email@example.com) by the morning of August 22. Keep reading for more details on how to set up your Spark.
Olympic National Park, 2002
Park Options for Your Assignment:
Option 1: The coolest option! Visit any United States National Park! Check this site for locations - https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm.
Option 2: Another awesome option! Visit any state park- we have over 170 to choose from! If you are traveling, you can also visit a state park in another state. Check this site for Florida state park locations: https://www.floridastateparks.org/
Option 3: If you aren't able to travel far, we have some great nearby parks. Try the Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek, or Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood. These are large enough and diverse enough to be able to answer all the questions; smaller parks won't work for this assignment.
Option 4: Traveling internationally? There are fantastic parks in countries all around the world! Try for a national park or a large, unique park. If you're unsure about your choice, check with me before visiting.
Option 5: Have an idea for a location not described above? Send me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me what you're thinking/where you're going/etc. so I can determine if your place will work.