Kindergarten Field Trip

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Program Description


Awesome Animals


Students discover the primary similarities and differences of plants and several classes of animals (mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile, insect, and arachnid). They will learn the basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, space, and habitat. That 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.K00.10.01a, 01b, .02a, .02b, .02c, .03a, .03b, .03c
  • SC.K00.30.01a, .01b, .03a, .03b, .04
  • SC.K00.60.01

Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum


  • Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1
  • Standard 4: Topic A, Indicator 1
Call the Park Naturalist at 301-600-2051 to discuss the program content or to create a program specifically for your class.

In-School Presentations


This program is available as an in-school presentation. These include: live animal presentations and interactive nature activities. The program fee will include the cost of the program plus a $50 transportation fee.
Catoctin Creek Snake