Learning from the Glades

The cedar glades can serve as a natural laboratory to teach many branches of science.

  • The Center for Cedar Glades Studies has assembled a group of local teachers who regularly teach science out of the cedar glades and developed lessons which are described below.


Who we are:


Marrie Lasater
former elementary school teacher at Homer Pittard Campus School.

Middle School

Melissa Turentine
former science teacher at Cascade
Middle School.

High School

Kim Hinton
teacher at Siegel High School.


Kim Cleary Sadler
Professor of Biology Education at MTSU

The exercises listed below are in PDF format. Lessons may be adapted across most grade levels.

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Elementary Exercises
Middle/High School Exercises


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