2nd Grade - Rocks to Roots
Bear Creek Park - MAP
Description: The 2nd grade SPREE excursion takes place at Bear Creek Park. This excursion is an exploration of the living and non living elements of the Bear Creek ecosystem. The morning centers on non-living things with activities including a rock hunt, an individual exploratory hike, and a mapping hike. The afternoon centers on the living components with activities including a nature hike, seed identification and getting to know a tree.
Activities: Plant Identification, Seed Identification, Life "Signs", Rock Scavenger Hunt, Everybody Needs a Rock, Burma Shave Hike, & Mapping
Standards Addressed: Science 1.1 & 2.2; Social Studies 2.1
Location: Bear Creek Park is located along Hampden/285 at Raleigh St, at 3550 S Raleigh St, Denver, CO 80236.
PLEASE PRINT A MAP FOR YOUR BUS DRIVER
MAP AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Time Schedule: The 2nd 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: Bear Creek Park | MAP
Departure 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 ten 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.
If you have any questions please Contact Us. For the 2nd Grade Feedback Form please click here.
Click here to sign up for this SPREE Excursion!
If you have gone on SPREE's 2nd Grade Excursion to Bear Creek Park, we would greatly appreciate your feedback! Click here for the 2nd Grade Excursion feedback form. Your name will be protected and will not be shared with staff. To give feedback for another excursion, visit our main feedback page.