FCPS / Private School Field Trips


We are pleased to offer several nature field trip programs for elementary students here at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center. These programs align with Next Generation Science Standards and Maryland Environmental Literacy Standards, as indicated in the program description. Each program includes an exploratory walk or outdoor activity, weather permitting. Groups of 10-100 students can be accommodated unless otherwise noted; program format will be adapted for multiple instructors with larger groups.

Specific Programs

View program descriptions geared toward the following grade levels:

Grades K-2

Awesome Animals & Plants
Living Organisms and the Ecosystem
Life Cycles & Traits

Grades 3-5

Wetland Ecosystem Exploration (up to 50 students, available April-October) Energy in the Ecosystem – Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems “Survivor” - Life Cycles, Traits & the Ecosystem

Reservation Times

Fountain Rock Park Nature Field Trips are available Monday – Friday. The duration of each program (1.5 to 2 hours) is dependent upon the number of students participating. Morning programs may be scheduled anytime between 9:00 am and 11:30 am. Afternoon programs may be scheduled anytime between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance.

Making a Reservation

Reserve online
To make a reservation by phone, please call 301-600-1646.