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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designed to address Virginia's Standards of Learning for Kindergarten through third graders. Every year, over 1,500 students from our region participate. Each classroom involved receives a pre/post visit activity book to help teachers prepare and reinforce the lessons learned in the program. Once they arrive for their Museum visit, students see and touch live oysters, clams and crabs; learn to identify and sort shellfish by type; tong for oysters; and hear about the methods used locally to gather seafood, from those used by the region's Native Americans to the ones used today. Each student participating receives a take-home activity bag and coupons to return free with family members.

Organization(s): The Watermen's Museum
Location: 309 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Pollution and Pressures
Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: watershed, oyster, blue crab, culture and watermen, habitat and niche, John Smith and colonial times, Native American, restoration, water quality, water testing
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Sultana Center Programs

Sultana's state-of-the-art aquarium system is home to creatures from the Chester River including perch, rockfish, oysters, catfish, snapping turtles, Atlantic blue crabs and more! On the first Friday of each month, the Sultana Center welcomes children ages 3-12 for hands-on educational programs provided by Sultana's educational staff. Programs can include examining historic artifacts, Native American crafts and even handling fish and crabs in a special touch tank.

Organization(s): Sultana Projects
Location: 107 South Cross Street Chestertown, MD 21620 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture
Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: wetland, oyster, blue crab, ecosystem and biomes, habitat and niche, John Smith and colonial times, Native American, wildlife, fish
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Java History Plantation Trail

This self-guided 1.3-mile trail through field, forest and marsh explores the history of the land and the people who lived there. Using the interpretive panels along the path the self-guided walk teaches students about Native Americans and colonial settlements. The trail also includes a boardwalk through the marsh so students can get a closer look at the flora and fauna of the tidal wetlands.

Organization(s): Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Location: 647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD 21037 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture
Level(s): Early Learning, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: habitat and niche, John Smith and colonial times, Native American
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Black Maritime History and the Oyster

Learn the skill of caulking and find out how many African Americans used maritime skills to pursue their dreams of freedom. Dissect oysters and discover their importance to the Chesapeake Bay and the African-American workers, from a time when this bivalve was a national and international obsession.

Organization(s): Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
Location: 2000 Half Street, SW Washingtong, DC 21046 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters
Level(s): Early Learning, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips
Keywords: oyster, Native American
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