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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Life in the Chesapeake Bay - A "Meaningful Watershed Experience" Program

Compare marine vertebrate and invertebrate phyla to discover the amazing diversity of life in the Bay. Identify and classify live and preserved specimens such as sea stars, anemones, whelks and crabs, as well as bony and cartilaginous fish. Animal adaptations and survival strategies are emphasized.

Organization(s): Virginia Living Museum
Location: 524 J Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: adaptation, watershed, blue crab, ecosystem and biomes, habitat and niche, predator prey relationships, stream study, water quality, water testing, wildlife, fish
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Science Safaris Field Expereince

Journey out into the field for an unforgettable hands-on learning experience. The Virginia Living Museum's science safaris give students an exciting combination of in-class laboratory instruction and hands-on topical field study. Developed under a Virginia Environmental Endowment grant as model programs for high school students, the Museum's science safaris are combined laboratory and field classes that stress field study, experimentation, data collection and analysis. After an introduction to the day's topic, students will leave the classroom behind to become immersed in a first-hand learning experience in the natural world.

Organization(s): Virginia Living Museum
Location: 524 J Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: pollution, land use, watershed, habitat and niche, water quality, wildlife
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Virginia Living Musuem's Natural Science Program

Natural science programs offer a survey of fundamental topics in the life sciences - from animal adaptations to the importance of green plants to energy flow through food chains and even the study of snakes. Through the use of live animals, museum specimens and high-interest demonstrations, students become actively involved in these hands-on presentations. Natural Science Programs are designed to effectively introduce, reinforce or review science concepts in a way that makes them exciting and memorable.

Organization(s): Virginia Living Museum
Location: 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News, VA 23601 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Early Learning, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: food web, adaptation, habitat and niche, wildlife
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Environmental Science Labs at the Virginia Living Museum

Science comes alive for students of all ages at the Virginia Living Museum. Environmental Science Labs are in-depth inquiry-based sessions in which students actively participate in conducting experiments, collecting data and analyzing results. Emphasis is on a direct involvement with the natural world through activity-oriented use of specialized equipment and techniques. Session cover the following topics Amphibians and Reptiles, Fossils, Life in the Chesapeake, Pond Life and Minerals. All science programs are SOL-correlated, grade-level targeted, and endorsed by the Virginia Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation.

Organization(s): Virginia Living Museum
Location: 524 J Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA 23601 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Pollution and Pressures
Level(s): High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: pollution, land use, habitat and niche, wildlife
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