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North Carolina thinking skills
Model of thinking skills adopted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in 1994. Lists seven levels of thinking skills from simplest to most complex: knowledge, organizing, applying, analyzing, generating, integrating, and evaluating.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction administers the policies adopted by the State Board of Education and offers instructional, financial, technological, and personnel support to all public school systems in the state.

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Carolina Raptor Center
Find answers to raptor questions, in-depth information about and photos of over twenty raptor species (the species includes owl, eagles, vultures, and more!), and a huge variety of raptor activities and games such as crossword puzzles, quizzes, and coloring pages. There is also information on visiting the Center.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
An albino Red-Tailed Hawk at the Carolina Raptor Center
An albino Red-Tailed Hawk at the Carolina Raptor Center
This is an albino Red-Tailed Hawk named Honeysuckle at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Format: image/photograph
A red-tailed hawk at the Queens Cup Steeplechase in Union County
A red-tailed hawk at the Queens Cup Steeplechase in Union County
This is a red-tailed hawk at the Queens Cup Steeplechase in Union County. He was rescued by the Carolina Raptor Center after being hit by a car. The Raptor Center maintains volunteers in every nearby county, including Union, to pick up the injured birds and...
Format: image/photograph
W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir
The W. Kerr Scott Reservoir is in the beautiful Yadkin River Valley and it provides flood control, water supply, recreation, and fish and wildlife management. Outreach programs teach students about nature and the importance of stewardship to the environment.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Biomagnification and bald eagles
In this activity, students will study biomagnification by using paper cutouts to represent food containing chemicals eaten by fish. The students will then repeat this activity but as an eagle collecting fish. The amount of chemicals taken in by each eagle will then be compared to amounts taken in by each fish.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6 Science)
By Elizabeth Caveny, Janet Carson, Heather Subleski, and Jeannie Galluzzo.
Courses and causes
You don't need special skills, great physical abilities, or a lot of money to participate in environmental workshops — just the interest. Learning opportunities like those discussed in this article can invigorate your teaching, inspire your students, and get you involved in causes outside your school.
Format: article
By Linda Dow.