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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 length: 90 minutes
Chaperones required: 1 chaperone per 15 students
Cost: $4.50 per person
Maryland State Curriculum
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
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.
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
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.