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Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.

 

There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 

 

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Related TEKS, updated September 2018

Grade 4 Science

4.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and outdoor investigations. The student is expected to:
     B. Collect and record data by observing and measuring...using descriptive words and numerals such as labeled drawings, writing, and concept maps.
4.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools, materials, equipment, and models to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
     A. Collect, record, and analyze information using tools...
4.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms undergo similar life processes and have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environment. The student is expected to:
A. Explore how structures and functions enable organisms to survive in their environment.

Grade 5 Science

5.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and practices to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
     A. Collect, record, and analyze information using tools...
5.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that organisms have structures and behaviors that help them survive within their environments. The student is expected to:
    A. Compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive in a specific environment such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals.

Grade 6 Science

6.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
A. Use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information.

Grade 7 Science

7.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and field investigations. The student is expected to:
     C. Collect and record data using … qualitative means such as labeled drawings and writing…
7.4 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
     A. Use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information...
7.10 Organisms and environments. The student knows that there is a relationship between organisms and the environment. The student is expected to:
     A. Observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes, support different varieties of organisms.
     B. Describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem.

Grade 8 Science

8.2 Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific practices during laboratory and field investigations. The student is expected to:
     C. Collect and record data using … qualitative means such as labeled drawings, writing, and graphic organizers.
8.4. Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student knows how to use a variety of tools and safety equipment to conduct science inquiry. The student is expected to:
A. Use appropriate tools to ollect, record, and analyze information...