Field Trips

ArCH Preservation Field Days

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Grade Level:
Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
Literacy and Language Arts,Science,Social Studies
State Standards:
Visual Art Grade Level Expectation Standard 4.1; Next Generation Science Standard 4-ESS3-2; History Standard Two 4-5b; Geography Standard Two 4-5a; History Standard One 4-5a;


This FREE event, entitled ArCH: Arts, Culture and Heritage – Preservation Field Days, is a cooperative endeavor of numerous State, Federal, and non-profit organizations and agencies. The field day is being offered in the spirit of enhancing, celebrating and culminating students’ awareness and appreciation of Delaware’s arts, culture and heritage resources. It will also serve, to celebrate the ongoing efforts of our communities and citizens to recognize and promote historic preservation. These field days will provide hands-on activities for fourth grade students centered on preservation. We are designing activities with the 4th grade Next Generation Science and Delaware Social Studies and Visual Arts units in mind. Pre-visit and post-visit activities will be developed and e-mailed to all classes that attend the event. 


This project has earned the “Every Kid in a Park” Transportation Grant that will be used to defray the cost of busses to attend the event. As part of the National Park Foundation’s Open Out Doors for Kids program, the “Every Kid in a Park” transportation grants seek to remove barriers to accessing our nation’s public lands and waters, with a special focus on under-served and urban communities. The purpose of the grant is to provide students that would not otherwise be able to visit a National Park the opportunity to visit and expand on in classroom learning with out of classroom activities. Due to grant parameters, priority will be given to Title 1 school applications. With this grant, we are planning to reach approximately 1,600 students this year.

Grade Level

Fourth Grade


The Dover Green
25 The Green
Dover, DE 19901

Program Date(s) and Duration

This is a day long event that is being offered April 29, May 1, May 6, May 8, and May 13. You will be need to select your top four date choices on the application form. The day will start at  9:30am and end no later than 2:00pm with a 20 minuet lunch break. During the day your students will rotate through 10, 20-minuet stations that explores preservation through art, culture and heritage. At the end of the event all of the students will be sworn in as Junior Preservationist and receive a special badge that is only available at ArCH!


Registration for ArCH is now open!

Please download and complete the event application form. There is a required refundable $50 deposit to hold your spot for ArCH. Once you have competed the post-visit activities the deposit will be refunded to you. 

Contact Information

First State National Historical Park 
(302) 544-6363
(302) 478-2769
E-mail us

First State Heritage Park
(302) 739-9194


This document contains additional details and an example of what the day may look like for you and your students.

Download ArCH 2019 Pre-Registration Packet

In order to apply for the Filed Day event, you will need to download and fill out this form.

Download ArCH 2019 Application Form

Last updated: December 4, 2018