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 2.1 & 2.2
Location: Bear Creek Park is located along Hampden/285 at Raleigh St.
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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 backpack, water bottle, 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, cell phone, school phone number, and one adult chaperon/parent for every ten students.
What to Expect: This SPREE excursion involves a bit of walking. Teachers should come prepared to spend the day walking around on various trails. 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 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, being excited about and engaging in all SPREE activities, and making sure that all adult chaperons are doing the same.
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