Field Studies

Field studies coupled with classroom activities are an integral part of Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences. Find a field study program that gets your students' feet wet and hands dirty.

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Flag Ponds Nature Park School Programs

Come to Flag Ponds to explore how nature has reshaped the Chesapeake Bay shoreline over time. Millions of years ago, sharks, whales, crocodiles and other creatures inhabited the waters and shores of this area. Sharp-eyed students can hunt for sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils along the park's shoreline. From the early 1900's until 1955 the area supported a major "pound net" fishery supplying croaker, trout and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore. One "Buoy Hotel" that housed fishermen during the main season contains an exhibit on the Bay's old-time fishing industry. The park is also home to observation platforms at two ponds, a fishing pier on the Chesapeake Bay and a visitor's center with wildlife displays.

Organization(s): Calvert County Parks
Location: Flag Ponds Parkway St. Leonard, MD 20685 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: erosion, habitat and niche, sediment, soil and rocks, wildlife
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Battle Creek Cyprus Swamp School Programs

Battle Creek is home to one of the northernmost stands of Bald Cypress trees in the United States. The "swamp" provides an excellent setting for Calvert County students to learn about animal habitats. In addition to the boardwalk trail through the cypress swamp, other habitats include upland forest areas, open fields and a freshwater pond. Inside the nature center, you can explore more closely the mysteries of the swamp through exhibits that focus on the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Organization(s): Calvert County Parks
Location: 2880 Grays Rd Prince Frederick, MD 20678 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: wetland, culture and watermen, forest, habitat and niche, sediment, soil and rocks, wildlife
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