Fourth Grade Field Trip

Our Natural Resources


Encourages students to consider the impacts of their actions on the natural environment. They will study the water cycle with terms such as evaporation, condensation, and precipitation, and learn ways they can help reduce their ecological footprint. 

Program Details


  • Program length: 90 minutes
  • Minimum: 10
  • Maximum: 75
  • Chaperones required: 1 chaperone per 15 students
  • Cost: $4.50 per person

Maryland State Curriculum


  • SC.300.10.02a
  • SC.300.30.04a, 05a, 05b 
  • SC.300.60.01a, 02a, 02b

Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum 


  • Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1 
  • Standard 5: Topic A, Indicator 1 




Ecosystem Exploration


In this program students discover the interactions and survival skills of organisms living in different habitats. We will explore the various native ecosystems within Catoctin Creek Park and discuss the potential effects of environmental changes on plants and animals. Activities will be incorporated to learn how to classify animals into groups. Live animals and models will be used whenever possible. Includes exploratory walk and outdoor activity, weather permitting. 

Program Details


  • Program length: 90 minutes
  • Minimum: 10 
  • Maximum: 90 (with some flexibility)
  • Chaperones required: 1 chaperone per 15 students
  • Cost: $4.50 per person

Maryland State Curriculum


  • SC.400.10.02a, .02b
  • SC.400.30.01a, .01b, .01c, .01d, .02a, .02b, .02c, .02d, .02e, .04a, .05a, .06a, .06b
  • SC.400.60.01a, .02a, .02b, .03a, .03b, .03c

Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum


  • Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic C, Indicator 1
  • Standard 4: Topics A-E, All Indicators
  • Standard 5: Topic A, Indicators 1 and 2
  • Standard 6: Topic A, Indicator 1
  • Standard 7: Topic A, Indicator 1 

In-School Presentations


These programs are available as in-school presentations. These include: live animal presentations and interactive nature activities. The program fee will include the cost of the program plus a $50 transportation fee. 

Call the Park Naturalist at 301-600-2050 to discuss any program content or to create a program specifically for your class.

Catoctin Creek Flower
Catoctin Creek