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Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

 

Teachers! We’re offering virtual field trips during our closure to allow your students to experience the wildlife and science programs normally offered at the Living Coast. All programs are standards-based. This will be available until the end of the school year, June 31, 2020. We’ve created at least one video and accompanying lesson resources per each grade range. You can view the entire playlist on YouTube or simply select your grade below:

 Kindergarten

Crawling Crabs
Come crawl into the world of crabs and other crustacean relatives. Learn about adaptations with fun hands-on exploration. Students will enjoy observing crustacean molts and live crabs.

 

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 Grade 1

Arthropods All Around 
Arthropods are all around, just waiting to be observed by bug eyed scientists. With microscopes and magnifying glasses, the small world of arthropods will come alive.

 

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 Grade 2

Footprints on the Marsh
Tread lightly – our impact can be bigger than we think. Students will learn how to use binoculars to locate native birds in their local habitat. Students will record and tally different species for comparison.

 

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Perfect Pollinators
What could be more perfect than learning about pollinators back dropped by a living garden? Through watching a fun, interactive role-play the students will view the entire pollination sequence!

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 Grade 3

A Shark’s Tale
Students will become shark experts on local species and may even get to meet a shark up-close! This interactive lab teaches students about the many adaptations these top predators have to survive.

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 Grades 4-5

Something’s Fishy
Ewe! That’s one scaly, slimy dissection. Through this fun, interactive lesson, students explore the internal and external parts that help a fish survive its marine habitat.

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Food Chain Hunt
Kick start your ecology knowledge with a fun hike on Sweetwater Marsh. Students will study important aspects of ecology such as adaptations, predator-prey relations, and the recycling of matter.

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 Grades 6-8

Eat, Don’t Get Eaten
This program is a perfect introduction to everything ecology. Come be challenged by the delicate balance of an ecological food web that must overcome disasters, natural and man-made alike.

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Good, Bad, and Bizarre
Discover the animal “gene pool lottery” that will produce good adaptations, bad traits, and bizarre appearances for wild animals. Students will see modeled dominant and recessive traits and get a chance to meet some unique animals along the way!

 

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 Grades 9-12

AWE Chemistry!
Students will visit a local wetland located at the bottom of a watershed. Learn the importance of variables such as salinity, pH, turbidity, and oxygen when it comes to monitoring the health of an ecosystem!

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