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Java History Plantation Trail

This self-guided 1.3-mile trail through field, forest and marsh explores the history of the land and the people who lived there. Using the interpretive panels along the path the self-guided walk teaches students about Native Americans and colonial settlements. The trail also includes a boardwalk through the marsh so students can get a closer look at the flora and fauna of the tidal wetlands.

Organization(s): Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Location: 647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD 21037 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture
Level(s): Early Learning, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: habitat and niche, John Smith and colonial times, Native American
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