FIELD CLASSES

(45 Minute: $5 per student; 1.5 Hour: $7 per student; 3 Hour: $8 per student)

Unsure of which to pick, a 1.5 hour or a 3 hour field class? Here are a few things to consider: Can your group be out on the trail for a long period of time? If so, we highly recommend the 3 hour program. It allows for more hands-on activities and more in-depth instruction time. Do you have to be back at the school before lunch? Depending on how far you have to travel, the 1.5 hour program might be your best option because it is more concise. Still have questions? Call or email us! 

Farm Tour
Students will acquire a greater understanding of the lifestyle of rural farm families at the turn of the century with a visit to our Wiregrass Farmstead. Students will learn about the role each animal played on the farm over 100 years ago.
Recommended age: Pre K-2nd Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes, 1.5 hour

Radical Reptiles
Live animal program! In this program, students will learn the importance of reptiles as well as their distinguishing characteristics. Students will learn about the different adaptations reptiles have to survive in their environment as well as what kinds of reptiles can be found in this area.
Recommended age: K-8th Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes

Discovering Our World
Using their five senses and magnifying glasses, students will explore the world around them and discover the living things that call Landmark Park’s nature trail home. Students will use their senses to learn about the many different textures, colors, sounds, and scents in nature.
Recommended age: Pre K-2nd Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes, 1.5 hours

Incredible Insects
There are more kinds of insects than all other kinds of animals put together, yet we know very little about these important animals. In this program, students will be introduced to the identifying charac-teristics of insects through hands-on activities on our nature trail and boardwalk, including insect classification activities and a scavenger hunt. The three hour version of this program includes a microscope program.
Recommended age: K-8th Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes, 1.5 or 3 hours

Life in a Log
There is a complete, small ecosystem inside each “dead” log. Students will learn about the life of a tree, the animals that depend on it, and what happens to it after it dies. Observation and recording skills are utilized to learn more about the producers, consumers, and decomposers in this forest floor habitat.
Recommended Age: 2nd-8th Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes, 1.5 hours

Authors and Explorers
Using the fragrances, sounds, textures, and tapestry of nature around them as inspiration, students will learn to express themselves articulately through nature journaling. Using metaphors, similes, and adjectives to describe what they are experiencing, stu-dents will learn how early naturalists and explorers described the world around them. Students will also have an opportunity to expe-rience use magnifying glasses to get a closer look at nature and much more!
Recommended Age: 3rd-8th Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes, 1.5 hours

What’s Wild, What’s Not
Overview: During this program, students will have an opportunity to see farm animals while learning about how they benefit us and learn about the characteristics of domestication. We will then move on to the wild side of the animal kingdom and learn about the wild animals that call Landmark Park home, specifically beavers. The students will learn about animal adaptations by helping to “build” a beaver.
Recommended age: K-2nd Grade
Program Length: 45 minutes, 1.5 hours

Forest Adventures
A forest is more than just trees. Find out about the interactions in a forest community, from the producers to the consumers, to the decomposers. A walk on our trails will give students the chance to explore our forest more closely and learn about these connections through hands-on experiences in Landmark Park’s outdoor classroom!
Recommended age: 5th Grade-8th Grade
Program Length: 1.5 hours,3 hours

Birds of Landmark Park
Landmark Park is home to many different types of birds. In this program, students will learn the identifying characteristics of birds and what makes them important within an ecosystem, focusing specifically on owls. Students will have the unique experience of dissecting sterile owl pellets to discover what their raptor had for dinner! Students will also learn that both predators and prey are important in maintaining the balance within an ecosystem.
Recommended age: 3rd-8th Grade
Program Length: 1.5 hours, 3 hours

Wiregrass Farmstead
Costumed in period dress, students will learn about what life was like in the Wiregrass area for children their age over 100 years ago. Students will get the opportunity to care for the farm animals and help in the garden all while experiencing first hand how hard farm life could be. Students will also learn about the Waddell House and the other structures on the farm, and why they would have been important. Costumes are provided by Landmark Park. Maximum number of students for this program is 30.
Program Length: 3 hours
Recommended Age: 3rd-8th Grade

Meet The Mammals
Live animal program! Whether your class is learning about mammals or you class just loves furry animals, this field class will take your students on a journey through the life of a mammal and define the characteristics of a mammal.  Students will learn many cool facts about mammals as well as our relationship and role in their environment.
Program length: 45 minutes
Recommended age: K-8th Grade

Predator vs. Prey
Live animal program! In the wild, every creature has a prey and every prey has a predator. In the program, students will take a crazy adventure and venture into the territory of a predator then learn a prey’s defense game plan. This program has a focus on the food web and what happens when something is taken away as well as allowing students to see the relationship between a predator and prey.
Program length: 45 minutes
Recommended age: K-8th Grade