Field Trips for 2nd and 3rd Graders

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NOTE TO TEACHERS: As of March 23, 2017, Elachee's field trip and outreach calendar is nearly booked through May 19, 2017. Please call 770-535-1976 for availability. We are accepting requests for summer and next fall.


Topic: Animals

  • Birds of a Feather

    Introduce students to birds and bird ecology at Elachee or Chicopee Lake and along the trails of theChicopee Woods. GPS:S2L1, S3L1, S3L2; AKS: 2SC_D-13, 3SC_D-12
  • Dry Scales & Slimy Skin

    Compare and contrast the characteristics and life cycles of reptiles and amphibians. GPS: S2L1, S3L1, S3L2; AKS: 2SC_D-13, 3SC_D-12
  • Life Cycles – NEW!

    Explore the life cycles of frogs, honeybees, butterflies and other animals in the classroom and along the trails of the Chicopee Woods, and see how a variety of woodland plants go through seasonal changes.GPS: S2L1 a, b, c & d; AKS: 2SC_D-13

Topic: Aquatic Studies

  • Lake Lanier Aquatic Study

    Analyze and explore Georgia’s most important lake from the deck of the Chota Princess II floating classroom. GPS: S3L1, S3L2; AKS: 3SC_D-12, 3SC_D-13   LEARN MORE

Topic: Astronomy

  • Seeing Stars – 2nd Grade

    Study the size and brightness of stars, constellations, the seasons, moon phases and more in Starlab, our portable planetarium. GPS: 2E1, 2E2; AKS: 2SCB-7, 2SCB-8

Topic: Habitats

  • Habitat is Home

    Delve into Georgia’s major habitats and the characteristics of the plants and animals that live in each. GPS: S3L1, S3L2; AKS: 3SC_D-12, 3SC_D-13
  • Pond Life

    Use nets to collect a variety of aquatic animals at Chicopee Lake, then hike the trails to identify features that allow animals and plants to live in or around this habitat. Both 2-hour and 3-hour program options available. GPS: S3L1, S3L2; AKS: 3SC_D2006-12, 3SC_D2006-13

Topic: Interdisciplinary

  • Lessons from the Cherokee

    Explore the culture, contributions and history of North Georgia’s most influential Native American tribe. GPS: 2L1, SS2H2, 2G1, 2G2; AKS: 2SC_D-13, 2SS_E-24-26
  • Wild Georgia Math – 3rd Grade

    Examine the characteristics of native Georgia plants, animals and habitats through mathematical problem-solving in the classroom and along the trails at Elachee. CCGPS: MCC3.OA (all), NBT. (all), NF.1, NF.2, MD.3-8; AKS: 3MA_20-40, D-48-52

Topic: Plants

  • Green & Growing (Formerly titled, We All Need Plants)

    Study the needs, parts, life cycles and many uses of plants found in the Chicopee Woods. GPS: S2E3, 2L1; AKS: 2SC-13

Topic: Other

  • Back Country Hike

    Hike the back trails of the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve on a 2- or 3-hour custom-designed outdoor experience that meets your instructional objectives. 60-student maximum. GPS & AKS: Based on teacher’s program selection. 
  • Elachee Rocks!

    Enjoy a jam-packed, hands-on investigation of the rocks and minerals of Georgia. GPS: S3E1, S3E2; AKS: 3SC-B-8, 3SC_B-9