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Wildwood Field Study Trips

Environmental Education Programs:
  • Meet Pennsylvania's Environmental and Ecology Standards
  • Can be modified to align with the school’s curriculum
  • Include outdoor learning and exploration of indoor exhibits
  • Last 2 or more hours, depending upon group size
  • Must be scheduled in advance and are available year-round

_MG_2392 -1.jpgDiscovery Walk
All ages
This popular program includes a guided walk on the boardwalk for a look at nature up close. Students explore wetlands and forests, and learn what lives in the various habitats encountered along the way. Age-appropriate activities help students understand nature's wonders.
 
Wetland Walk
All ages
On a guided walk, students look at the hydrology (water), soil, and plants of a wetland.  Through hands-on activities, they develop a definition of a wetland.  They also explore adaptations of animals and plants to the habitat and examine human impacts. 
 
Aquatic Study
Grades 4-Adults
In this hands-on program, students work cooperatively to find aquatic invertebrates in water samples and learn to identify them using a biological key.  Younger students examine the adaptations to aquatic habitat, while older students calculate a biotic index to determine water quality.  Chemical testing of water is available for secondary students.
 
Mammals
Preschool - Grade 5
Discover the mammals of Wildwood with hands-on learning.  Students explore the roles of animals in the habitat and discuss concepts including predator/prey and food chains and webs. Students learn about adaptations using professionally prepared animal pelts.
 
All About Insects
Grades 2-8
Students become junior biologists by collecting and studying insects and other invertebrates as they explore forests, fields, or ponds. Concepts include characteristics of insects, food chains, pollination, camouflage, and the roles insects play in the environment.  Program is available April through October.
 
Birds and Migration
Grades 4-8
Wildwood is the place to see egrets, herons and other wetland birds up close. Students learn to identify birds and find out about their natural history on a walk that includes activities. Migration is explored through a role-playing game. 
 
Trees
Grades K-Adults
K through 3rd grade students “meet” trees with tree cookies, leaf rubbings and a walk. Grades 4th through adult explore terminology with a game, discover the many different types of trees, and learn how to identify some using a key.
 
Sensory Walk
Preschool - Grade 2
Children love to explore. Young students are encouraged to use their senses of sight, sound, smell, and touch through activities and outdoor exploration. Activities emphasize awareness of nature and the diversity of life that surrounds us and cultivate a respect for the environment.

 

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