School Program Grades 6 - 12

ESTUARINE ECOLOGY

A canoe based program for grades 6 - 12

Students will test water quality using up-to-date equipment and technology, delineate wetlands, monitor Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV), characterize vegetative communities in the marsh, and observe wetland animals in the context of watershed issue investigation.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Grades 6-8 - Maximum 40 students per trip

Grades 9-12 - Maximum 56 students per trip

Cost:  $5.00 per student with a minimum $150.00 per trip

 

OTTER POINT CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEY

Science as a Tool

An Interactive Exercise Combining Field, Laboratory, and Classroom Experiences.

ON THE WATER AND IN THE LAB

The Otter Point Creek Environmental Survey is an unusual fieldtrip designed to provide students an opportunity to experience environmental field and lab work with applications to real world situations. With pre-visit and post-visit components, this program is intended to raise awareness of environmental issues in a fun, engaging, and hands-on way.
Involve the students in a scenario that is both realistic and meaningful. The activity can easily relate to real world connections, and the processes involved will hold more meaning and value to the students.
Expose the students to real world field monitoring and laboratory experiences with regard to environmental science, and make connections to actual applications.
Present students with a fictional, but reality based, dilemma in which they must gather facts, evaluate alternatives and consequences, and provide final judgment. In this manner, the students will be challenged to work as a team, draw upon multiple disciplinary skills, and make decisions based upon fact, experience, and predicted outcomes.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Grades 6-12 - Maximum 30 students per day, due to pontoon boat restrictions

Cost:  $150.00 per day

Teaching Materials

 

Programs can also be customized to meet your specific curriculum requirements.

 

For more information or to register your group for a school program please contact:

Lauren Greoski, Park Naturalist
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Harford County Parks & Recreation
Phone: 410-612-1688
Fax: 410-612-1690
Email: lmgreoski@harfordcountymd.gov

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688