Field Trips for 2nd and 3rd Graders

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Topic: Animals

  • Birds of a Feather

    Introduce students to birds and bird ecology at Elachee or Chicopee Lake and along the trails of theChicopee Woods. GSE – S2L1, S3L1; AKS – S2-D, S3-D
  • Dry Scales and Slimy Skin

    Compare and contrast the characteristics and life cycles of reptiles and amphibians. GSE – S2L1, S3L1; AKS – S2-D, S3-D
  • Life Cycles

    Explore the life cycles of frogs, honeybees, butterflies and other animals in the classroom and along the trails of the Chicopee Woods, and see how a variety of woodland plants go through seasonal changes.GSE – S2L1, S3L1; AKS – S2-D, S3-D

Topic: Aquatic Studies

  • Lake Lanier Aquatic Study

    During this Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center (LLALC) program, students will analyze and explore Georgia’s most important lake from the deck of the Chota Princess II floating classroom. GSE – S2L1, S2E2, S3L1, S3L2; AKS – S2-B, D, S3-D   LEARN MORE

Topic: Astronomy

  • Seeing Stars: 2nd Grade

    Study the size and brightness of stars, constellations, the seasons, moon phases and more in Starlab, Elachee’s portable planetarium. GSE – S2E1, S2E2; AKS S2-B

Topic: Habitats

  • Habitat is Home

    Delve into Georgia’s major habitats and the characteristics of the plants and animals that live in each. GSE – S2L1, S3L1, S3L2; AKS – S2-D, S3-D
  • Pond Life

    Use nets to collect a variety of aquatic animals at Chicopee Lake, then hike the trails to identify features that allow animals and plants to live in or around this habitat. Both 2-hour and 3-hour program options available. GSE – S2L1, S3L1, S3L2; AKS – S2-D, S3-D

Topic: Interdisciplinary

  • Lessons from the Cherokee

    Explore the culture, contributions and history of North Georgia’s most influential Native American tribe. GSE – SS2H2, 2G1, 2G2
  • Wild Georgia Math: 3rd Grade

    Examine the characteristics of native Georgia plants, animals and habitats through mathematical problem-solving in the classroom and along the trails at Elachee. GSE – S3L1; AKS – S3-D

Topic: Plants

  • Green and Growing

    Study the needs, parts, life cycles and many uses of plants found in the Chicopee Woods. GSE – S2L1, S3L1; AKS – S2-D, S3-D

Topic: Other

  • Back Country Hike

    Hike the back trails of the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve on a 2- or 3-hour custom-designed outdoor experience that meets your instructional objectives. 60-student maximum. GSE & AKS: Based on teacher’s program selection. 
  • Elachee Rocks!

    Enjoy a jam-packed, hands-on investigation of the rocks and minerals of Georgia. GSE – S3E1, S3E2; AKS – S3-B