When scheduling your class field trip to Landmark Park, choose from the many educational programs listed on the following pages.  These programs are designed for specific grades and meet Alabama, Georgia, and Florida Course of Study Standards.  For a list of standards for each program, contact the Education Director at jenni@landmarkparkdothan.com

K-2nd Grade Field Classes

90 minute Field Classes: $8/student

What’s Wild, What’s Not


Overview:  During this program, students will have an opportunity to see farm animals close up and explore 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.


  • Domesticated animals need humans to survive.
  • Wild animals have to find their own food, shelter, etc.
  • All animals have adaptations that help them survive in their environment.

Key Terms: adaptations, domestication, habitat, beaver lodge, beaver dam, camouflage, wild animal

Incredible Insects


Overview: 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 characteristics of insects through hands on activities on our nature trail and boardwalk, including insect classification activities and scavenger hunts.


  • Insects are the most common animals on earth and have many unique adaptations specific to where they live.
  • Insects have many unique characteristics.
  • Many insects are beneficial to humans.
  • These animals play invaluable roles in ecological processes such as decomposition, pollination, and the food web.

Key Terms: adaptation, invertebrate, decomposer, pollinator, herbivore, predator, carnivore, head, thorax, abdomen, arthropod, habitat, antennae, metamorphosis

Wiregrass Farmstead


Overview: 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 many aspects of farm life, including household chores, food preparation, and recreation.


  • Every animal on a farm has a job and serve a purpose.
  • Children had to help run the farm and had chores that needed to be completed every day.
  • Life at the turn-of-the-century was a lot harder than life today.

Key Terms: farm animals, outhouse, Cow, Sheep, Chickens, Mule, Hog, Food, Water, Shelter, Ram, Rooster, Hen, Ewe, Bull, Heifer, lamb, calf, chick

Discovering Our World


Overview: 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.


  • Our senses give us information.
  • The information gained from using our senses helps us discover the world around us.
  • There are many textures, colors, sounds, and scents in nature.

Key Terms: camouflage, adaptation, magnification, habitat, predator, prey, shelter