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: 38

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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Hashawha Environmental Center Education Program

Carroll County Outdoor School provides sixth grade students with a unique opportunity for intensive study in a "living laboratory." Each sixth grader has the opportunity to attend a week-long residential environmental education program at the Hashawha Environmental Center. Instruction and supervision are provided by the Outdoor School team, high school student counselors, and visiting classroom teachers. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Carroll County Outdoor School
  • Location: 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, MD 21158
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
  • Level(s): Middle School
  • 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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Explore the Education Center

Blackbird State Forest is a free site for outdoor recreation - open all year long with trails. The Education Center, features interactive displays and outdoor trails on Delaware's forests. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Blackbird State Forest Education Center
  • Location: 502 Blackbird Forest Road, Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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MD-DC-VA Audubon School Programs

At the Audubon Naturalist Society we offer a wide variety of educational programs that foster an appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the natural environment. Our programs are open to public schools, private schools, homeschool groups, and scouts in preschool through Grade 5. For programs with middle and high school students, please contact us to learn how we can tailor a program for your students. We can accommodate children with varied needs and are happy to work with teachers to meet their academic goals. We give teachers the convenient choice of taking a field trip to one of our beautiful nature sanctuaries in Chevy Chase, Maryland or Leesburg, Virginia OR having a naturalist come to your school with our Naturalist in Your Classroom program. We provide multilevel programs that meet state standards as well as developmental milestones in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Audubon Naturalist Society
  • Location: 802 Children's Center Road, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures, Restoration, Land Use and Agriculture
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Early Learning
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Audacious Adaptations Program

An in-depth exploration of the behavioral and physical adaptations of plants and animals in both the woods and the water. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Apple Ridge Farm
  • Location: 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Aquatic Ecology

Students are introduced to the aquatic habitats using dip nets and organism identification keys. Students explore, collect, observe, and identify from Apple Ridge's pond and woodland creeks. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Apple Ridge Farm
  • Location: 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Pollution and Pressures
  • Level(s): High School, Early Learning
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Forest Ecology Program

Learn all about the myriad of living systems in the forest environment; how they adapt and function individually and as a whole. They will cover a whole selection of concepts including habitats, predator-prey interaction, food webs, life cycles, and camouflage. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Apple Ridge Farm
  • Location: 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Land Use and Agriculture
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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Shad/Herring Awareness & Restoration Program

The Shad and Herring program provides an opportunity for students and teacher throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to turn their science classrooms into working fish hatcheries during the months of April and May. Participants put their scientific knowledge to practical use by learn how to set up and maintain an aquarium full of fish eggs laid by American Shad and native Herring. Students return hatched juveniles to the Anacostia River in an effort to repopulate dwindling fish populations. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Location: 4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, Restoration
  • Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  • Program Length(s): Multi-Day Trips
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River Habitat Program

The River Habitat program teaches elementary school students about animal adaptation and habit requirements using the Anacostia River Watershed as a living instructional aide. The three-part service learning curriculum presents a course of classroom activities, field study, and community service that engages students in exploring links between school and community; as well as, some of the real-life applications of science. Plan Field Trip

  • Organization(s): Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Location: 4302 Baltimore Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710
  • Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
  • Level(s): Elementary School
  • Program Length(s): Day Trips
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