All activities are 45 minutes, unless otherwise noted.
|Grades 3 – 5||
Sum of the Parts
By role-playing as land developers students learn how land owners contribute to the overall pollution entering a river system and how what goes on upstream affects what happens downstream. (S3L2, S4L1, S5L4)
Quick Frozen Critters
|Grades 3 – 6||
Ride The Rock Cycle
Students will travel through the rock cycle during this interactive game of chance. (S3E1d, S5E1, S6E5)
The Incredible Journey
|Grades 3 – 8||
Through a highly-involving physical activity students learn how the introduction of just one pollutant to the environment can disrupt the entire ecosystem. (S3L2, S4L1, S4L2, S7L4)
How Many Bears Can Live In This Forest?
*Only offered during late spring, summer, and early fall
Through hands-on learning students learn how to identify trees based on the shape, size, and style of leaves. Students will receive a brief lesson on leaf structure and then will go on a tree hike to collect and identify leaves. (SKL2, S1L1, S5L1, S7L1)
Field Trip Packages
|3rd Grade||Students will participate in three 45-minute activities. These activities include Ride the Rock Cycle (S3E1d), Sum of the Parts (S3L2a), and How Many Bears/Habitat Lap Sit (S3L1c,d). Your field trip includes use of the picnic pavilion for lunch.|
|4th Grade||Students will participate in three 45-minute activities. These activities are “The Incredible Journey” (S4E3), “Quick Frozen Critters” (S4L1a,d and S4L2a), and “Deadly Links” (S4L1b,c). Your field trip includes use of the picnic pavilion for lunch.|
|7th Grade||Students will participate in three 45-minute activities. These activities are “Trees Galore” (S7L1b), “How Many Bears” (S7L4a), and “Archeology/Paleontology—Dig In” (S7L5c). Your field trip includes use of the picnic pavilion for lunch.|
For the 2011-2012 school year there is no fee for field trips to Amerson Water Works Park. We will start charging for field trips during the 2012-2013 school year.
There are a limited number of transportation grants, which are intended to help cover the transportation costs for Title I schools. These grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
To schedule a field trip contact, Amanda DePriest at 478.719.2559 or waterworkspark[at]masmacon.com
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