1st Grade - Nature Explorers
Commons Park - MAP
Description: The 1st grade SPREE excursion focuses on animals of the South Platte River and their habitats. Students will learn about the resources every animal needs to survive and investigate what makes Commons Park a suitable habitat for some animals, and not others. Students will explore the four resources using bio-clues, interactive games, and an exploratory nature hike.
Activities: Animal Survival Kit, Oh Deer, Build a Shelter, Macroinvertebrate Life Cycles, Clues Animals Leave Behind, Animal Mysteries
Standards Addressed: Science 1.2 & 2.2
Location: Commons Park is located north of the intersection of 15th St. & Little Raven St. at 1601 Little Raven St, Denver, CO, 80202. Buses should drop off at the corner of Little Raven St. & 16th St.
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Time Schedule: The 1st grade excursion starts at 10:00 am and runs until 1:30 pm. We usually eat lunch between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.
DPS Bus Request Information:
Pickup at School: 9:30 am
Excursion Location: Commons Park | MAP
Return Time (bus departs from park): 1:30 pm
Purpose Field: SPREE
What to Bring: All students should bring a full water bottle (there is no running water at the park), sack lunch, sun screen, hat, and layers of clothing to be prepared for changes in the weather. Students and adults should be prepared to be outside in any weather, there is no shelter at the park. Teachers should bring a first aid kit, extra sack lunches, extra water, hand sanitizer, a cell phone, and one adult chaperone/parent for every five students.
What to Expect: This SPREE excursion involves a bit of walking. All participants should come prepared to spend the day on various trails and should plan to carry their belongings with them. The SPREE teachers will provide all of the instruction and all materials needed for the excursion. Students will also be broken into smaller groups to rotate through activities.
What SPREE Expects From You: Teachers are expected to help with crowd control and discipline throughout the day. Teachers and chaperones are also expected to model appropriate behavior for their students including: listening politely to SPREE instructors while they are presenting information, staying to the right side of the trail when appropriate, and being excited about and engaged in all SPREE activities.
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