Plan A Field Trip

Mole crab inventory
Students learn about life sciences through inventory and monitoring activities

NPS Photo

Planning a successful field trip takes good communication, time and preparation. Most of our programs are designed to be ranger led and our capacity is limited by staffing levels. We offer field trips from early September through November and from late March through May. May is our busiest month and rapidly fills up.

Our early elementary programs take place in our visitor center while the majority of the remaining programs occur in the field. Many of these field studies take place in or near water and require proper student preparation. To get the most out of the programs, students participating in bay programs and some of the beach programs should bring a change of clothing, towel and shoes that can get wet. Bay wading requires footwear other than flip flops.

The program descriptions document provides a brief overview of the activities for each grade level. To register for a program or if you have questions about the details of the programs, please contact the park Education Office at 410-629-6077 or email the questions to our office.


Fee Waiver Application (Word file, 141kb)
This form may be used by all educators regardless of whether or not their students will be participating in a ranger guided field trip.

Program Descriptions (PDF file, 145kb) - Maryland District
For programs in the Maryland district, please call 410-629-6077.

Program Descriptions (PDF file, 497kb) - Virginia District
The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish & WIldlife Service partner to provide programs in the Virginia District. For programs, please call 757-336-6577.


Last updated: February 17, 2019

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