Field Studies

Field studies coupled with classroom activities are an integral part of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. Find a field study program that gets your students’ feet wet and hands dirty.

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Total Results: 32

School Year Programs at Clearwater

Located within Cosca Regional Park, Clearwater Nature Center offers a variety of interpretive programs hosted by park naturalists. Environmental education is strongly supported at this facility through interesting exhibits, displays, programs, special events, clubs, trips, and volunteer opportunities. The nature center features a small indoor pond, live animal exhibits, a lapidary laboratory, and seasonal herb and butterfly gardens. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Clearwater Nature Center
  • Location: 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20736
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): High School, Early Learning
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refugee

The Refuge includes over 25,000 acres, composed mainly of rich tidal marsh. At the Refuge, visitors will find a beautiful Visitor Center, a Wildlife Drive, four hiking trails, three paddling trails, miles of cycling roads, hunting/fishing/crabbing opportunities, and adventures in environmental education. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
  • Location: 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Conservation of Natural Resources Program

Explore the influence of human activity on ecosystems, learn the differences in renewable and nonrenewable resources and about the management of these resources. Then learn how to conserve water and energy and reduce waste. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Apple Ridge Farm
  • Location: 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Theme(s): Pollution and Pressures, Restoration, Land Use and Agriculture
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Annapolis Maritime Museum Pre-K Outreach

During this outreach program Museum staff visit the Pre-k classrooms and offer a one-hour hands-on lesson, a read-aloud book and a song introducing the students to the Chesapeake Bay oyster and the life that exists on an oyster reefs. Through the use of their senses the students experience the texture of the oyster shells, the smell of the brackish water, and the small critters that call the oyster reef home. The lesson is completed with a craft which the students can take home and share what they learned about life on an oyster reef with their families. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Annapolis Maritime Museum
  • Location: 723 2nd St, Annapolis, DC 21403
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Wetlands on Wheels

The Wetland on Wheels is a 38' mobile classroom that visits elementary schools and events in the Delmarva area. Highly qualified wetland educators travel with the mobile classroom to events and schools. During school visits educators teach wetland lessons to children in grades K -5 Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Environmental Concern
  • Location: 201 Boundary Lane, St Michaels, MD 21663
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Wetland Youth Leadership Program

Through this day-long workshop students will not only be trained in wetland ecology, but equipped with leadership tools that will help them to make a difference in their environment and community. This program is ideal for Service Learning and Ecology Clubs, or any high school students with an interest in nature and their community. This is a fun, hands-on way for students to explore wetlands and build their confidence as a youth leader. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Environmental Concern
  • Location: 201 Boundary Lane, St Michaels, MD 21663
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Anacostia Park as an Outdoor Classroom

Students explore interesting facts about a variety of local fish and aquatic species and their water environment with teacher-guided lessons. Support for programs will be provided by Aquatic Resources Education staff. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Aquatic Resources Education Center
  • Location: Anacostia Park, Washington, DC 20020
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Chesapeake Bay Ecology Program

This hands-on, 90-minute program allows students to explore the Chesapeake Bay estuary through its history, bounty, and ecology. Beach seining, aquaculture, and seagrass restoration activities help students to understand the complex nature of estuarine systems and our coastal environments. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): The Watermen's Museum
  • Location: 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Strawberry Hill Educational Programs

Strawberry Hill programs are fun as well as educational, featuring hands-on activities that involve all the students. Programs can range from 90 to 240 minutes in length. Programs are offered both at Strawberry Hill and at your site. Programs cover a diversity range of topics such as watersheds, wetlands, ecology, adaptation, energy. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Strawberry Hill Nature Center
  • Location: 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Early Learning
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Lifesavers of the Chesapeake Bay

Students launch on a journey to four high-activity learning stations. Earning a large wooden lifesaver at each station, students gain important information about the geography, biology, and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. They discover its relationship to themselves as watershed residents and ways they can help to preserve and protect the estuary and our local waterways. In the process, students see that the water quality in our local stream, the Antietam Creek, is directly related to the health of all water bodies downstream, including the Bay. Point and non-point sources of pollution are discussed. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Science
  • Location: 1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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