First Grade Field Trip

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Program Description
Living Organisms 
Students will have the chance to compare and classify organisms by their external features and discuss how these adaptations help the organisms survive.  Learn about food chains, diets, adaptations, habitat, and environmental changes through discussion and activities.  And, of course, meet “Rocky” the Rock to better understand the concept of living vs. nonliving organisms. 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.100.10.01a, .01b, .02a, .02b, .02c, .03a, .03b, .03c
  • SC.100.30.01b, .01c, .01d, .03a, .06a, .06b, .07b, .07c
Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum
  • Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic C, Indicator 1
  • Standard 4: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic C, Indicator 1; Topic D, Indicator
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.