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  • Students huddle on Schoodic shore.

    Curriculum-based classroom activities and hands-on field experience offer an invaluable learning experience in a unique setting. Situated on the rugged coast of Maine, the campus is accessible to shoreline, wetland, and forest ecosystems and provides a rich educational environment for students.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Marine Biology
  • Acadia National Park

    Sedimentary Sleuths

    A class explores the geology and wonder of Sand Beach.

    Activities in this three hour program are organized into four stations. At Station One students conduct a sand magnification weathering investigation. They share their observations in a group brainstorming session on the possible sources for sand. Each student is given a journal to record their thoughts and observations.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Geography, Geology, Glaciers, Landscapes
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Science Standards:
    Earth Systems - Processes that Shape the Earth
    4-ESS1-1.
    4-ESS2-2.
    Keywords:
    erosion, topography, topographic, glaciers, weathering, geology, sediment
  • Acadia National Park

    Shoreline Discovery

    Two students bend over to look at intertidal creatures closer.

    Students take a close look at the variety of life in the intertidal areas of a sheltered cove. They learn about the factors that influence the living and non-living parts of this changing community. By exploring the intertidal zone and investigating its inhabitants, students will better understand the threats to Maine's shore and Acadia's role in protecting the coastline.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Conservation, Ecology, Marine Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Maine State Learning Results 2007
    Career and Education: A3 Interpersonal Skills
    Science and Technology: A1 ‹ 4, B1 Skills and Traits of Scientific Inquiry, D1 ‹ 4, E1 Biodiversity and E2 Ecosystems
    Keywords:
    marine biology, adaptations, Maine coast, resource protection
  • A fourth grade classes uses the Carroll Homestead as an outdoor classroom.

    Students take a walk back in time as they explore the Carroll family homestead site and discover what life was like on a subsistence farm at the turn of the century. The Carroll family history is preserved by Acadia National Park as an example of the lifestyle of ordinary people of the 19th century in hopes that people of the 21st century and beyond can learn from the past, to appreciate the present, and protect the future.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Family Life, Historic Preservation, History, Pioneer America, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Maine State Learning Results 2007
    Career Education: A3; A4; C3; C4
    Science & Technology: C3 Science, Technology & Society
    Social Studies: D3 and E2 Global Connections in Geography & History; E1 Historical Knowledge
    Keywords:
    19th century, family homestead, subsistence farm, farming, history, coastal living, pioneers
  • Acadia National Park

    Where in the world is Tuzigoot?

    National Park System Map and Guide

    There are over 390 national park sites in the United States! These sites represent some of the most important natural and cultural areas of our nation. In this classroom program, students use detective team work to learn first, what in the world Tuzigoot is, then where to find it. By the program’s end they should realize the diversity and the national significance of these special places preserved and protected by the National Park Service.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Art, Conservation, Geography, Geology, History, Landscapes, Museum Studies, Philanthropy/Humanitarianism, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism
    National/State Standards:
    2007 Maine State Learning Results
    Career and Education: Self-knowledge A3 & 4, Life Roles B3, Decision-making C3
    Social Studies: Geography D1, History E1 & 2
    Keywords:
    National Parks, mission, Preservation, legacy, natural and cultural heritage, philanthropy, diversity, resources
  • Acadia National Park

    Wildlife and Their Habitat

    Beavers swimming

    National parks are special places where things like animals, plants, rocks, and much more are protected. Acadia’s amazing wildlife depends on their habitats for survival. There are four things that are very important to make a healthy habitat ‹ the right kind of food, clean water, good shelter and enough space.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Ecology, Environment, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    1-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3
    Keywords:
    habitat, Survival, wildlife, creatures, animals, amphibians, birds, mammals
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