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Field Trips

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General Information About Field Trips

All field trip programs are by reservation only. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoor experiences. Indoor accommodations MAY be available in the event of inclement weather during your field trip. Restrooms, water fountains, and a soft drink machine are available on site. Picnics & bag lunches are welcome, but the Ecology Pavilion must be reserved for your lunch group.

Most importantly, please be punctual! We want your students to enjoy their field trip to the Center for Wildlife Education, and we want them to experience everything possible while they’re here. If you are late it may be necessary to eliminate a rotation or shorten the time of your field trip to accommodate your trip back to school.

All of our programs do reflect the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for each grade level. The Common Core GPS has also been included for math. Specific or a combination of modules can be selected for your field trip. Please see the standards below:

 

Wildlife in Life Science GPS

- K-2nd – Wild Animals of Georgia: SKL1b, SKL2a, S1L1b,d, S2L1a
- 3rd – Habitats and Wildlife of Georgia: S3L1, S3L2
- 4th – Food Chain: S4L1, S4L2
- 5th – Classification of Animals: S5L1a
- 7th – Energy Flow in an Ecosystem: S7L4a,b,c,d, S7L5a

Wildlife in Math CCGPS

- K-1st – Measurement: MKM1a, M1M1, K.MD, 1.MD.1
- 2-3rd – Measurements, Process Standards, Operations & Algebraic Thinking: M2M1b,c, M2P2a,b, M2P4c, 2.MD, M3N4a, M3N2c, M3P4c, 3.OA
- 4-5th – Numbers, Operations, Process Standards and Algebraic Thinking: M4N3, M4N4, M4P4c, 4.OA, 4NBT, 5.OS, 5.NF, M5N3b, M5P3, M5P4c
- 6-8th – Measurements, Process Standards, Expressions & Equations: M6M2a,b, M6P1, M6P3, M6P4, 6.EE, M7P1,M7P3, M7P4, 7.RP, 7.EE, M8P1,M8P3, M8P4

Wildlife in Earth Science GPS

- K – Physical attributes of rocks and soil: SKE2c
- 2nd – Changes caused by weather: S2E3a
- 3rd – Physical attributes of rocks and soil: S3E1c
- 4th – Water cycle: S4E3d
- 5th – Human intervention in constructive & destructive processes: S5E1c
- 6th – Changes in the earth’s surface: S6E5c

 

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 Wildlife Center Field Trips

 

Fledglings’ Field Trip  

Overview:

- Age Group: Pre-K only
- Up to 90 students
- Mondays are reserved for Fledgling field trips
- Program time (excluding lunch): 1 Hour

Description:

The Fledglings’ field trip Program is designed for the very young (Pre-K). During the 1 hour wildlife program, children are introduced to the concept of habitats, and particular emphasis is placed on NOT handling wildlife without adult assistance. Three, 20 minute rotations are included in this field trip – Down to Earth, Wildlife Program, and Raptor Walkway. The Flight Show is NOT a part of this field trip due to the students’ short attention spans and the potential for safety hazards. A visit to the Center’s Gift Shop is also NOT a scheduled venue of this field trip, although groups are welcome to shop before or after their program. Gift bags are a great alternative to a visit to the gift shop. Advance notice is required and you can choose the items to include in the bags, as well as the dollar amount you want to spend for each. Lunch may be scheduled by reserving the Ecology Pavilion for a picnic. The cost of the Fledglings’ field trip is $2.50 per attendee, including teachers, parents and chaperones. Bus drivers are not charged.

To register for the Fledglings’ field trip please click on the links below. This field trip is not available in June, July or August.

Click HERE to check availability. Mondays that have been taken are indicated by the word “busy”.

Click HERE to print out a PDF registration form.  Complete the form and fax to 912-478-1779
OR
Click HERE to register online.

You will be contacted via email once we’ve received your registration form and you have been scheduled.

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Native Habitats and Wildlife

Overview:

- Age Group: Grades K-12th
- Up to 120 students
- Program time (excluding lunch): 2.5 hours

Description:

The Native Habitats’ and Wildlife field trip is the most popular choice of programs offered at the Wildlife Center. Groups visit four venues (Raptor Walkway, Down-to-Earth Encounter, Wildlife Program, and Discovery Trail or The Eagles Nest Gift Shop) in two hours, and then enjoy a Flight Show of our Birds of Prey in the Center’s amphitheater. This tour is an excellent introduction to the habitats and wildlife of our region and around the world. It is an interactive tour with considerable time spent interacting with a variety of wildlife. Lunch may be scheduled by reserving the Ecology Pavilion for a picnic. The cost of the Native Habitats and Wildlife field trip is $5 per attendee, including teachers, parents and chaperones. Bus drivers are not charged.

To register for the Native Habitat & Wildlife field trip please click on the links below. This field trip is not available in June, July or August.

Click HERE to check availability. Days that have been taken are indicated by the word “busy”.

Click HERE to print out a PDF registration form.  Complete the form and fax to 912-478-1779
OR
Click HERE to register online.

You will be contacted via email once we’ve received your registration form and you have been scheduled.

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Wild About Wildlife

Overview:

- Age Group: K-12
- Up to 120 students
- Up to 60 students in June, July & August
- Program time (excluding lunch): 1 Hour

Description:

The Wild about Wildlife field trip is for grades K-12th, as well as individual groups, organizations, and clubs. It is an abbreviated version of our Native Habitat field trip. One hour in length, the field trip consists of a 30-minute wildlife presentation and a 30-minute flight show of our Birds of Prey in the Center’s amphitheater. Lunch or a snack time may be scheduled by reserving the Ecology Pavilion for a picnic. You can also visit the new Eagles Nest Gift Shop after your field trip program is finished.  The cost of the Wild about Wildlife field trip is $3 per attendee, including teachers, parents and chaperones. Bus drivers are not charged.

To register for the Wild About Wildlife field trip please click on the links below.

Click HERE to check availability. Days that have been taken are indicated by the word “busy”.

Click HERE to print out a PDF registration form.  Complete the form and fax to 912-478-1779
OR
Click HERE to register online.

You will be contacted via email once we’ve received your registration form and you have been scheduled.

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Wild About Wetlands

Overview:

- Age group: K-12 grade
- Up to 75 students
- Program time (excluding lunch): 75 minutes

Description:

The Wild About Wetlands field trip is for grades K-12, as well as individual groups, organizations and clubs.  It is an excellent choice for teachers or groups wanting to focus on the wetland habitat and the animals that live in or depend on a wetland ecosystem.  It is 75 minutes long.  This includes a 30 minute wildlife presentation at our Outdoor Classroom in the Wetland Preserve, and a 30 minute flight show of our Birds of Prey in the Center’s amphitheater.  There is 15 minutes added to accommodate the walk to and from the Wetland Preserve.  Lunch may be scheduled by reserving the Ecology Pavilion for a picnic.  You can also visit the new Eagles Nest Gift Shop after your field trip is finished.  The cost of the Wild About Wetlands field trip is $3.00 per attendee, including teachers, parents and chaperones.  Bus drives are not charged.

To register for the Wild About Wetland field trip please click on the links below:

Click HERE to check availability. Days that have been taken are indicated by the word “busy”.

Click HERE to print out a PDF registration form.  Complete the form and fax to 912-478-1779
OR
Click HERE to register online.

You will be contacted via email once we’ve received your registration form and you have been scheduled..

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The Wildlife Connection: Past, Present and Future

Overview:

- Age Group: Adults, High School or College
- Up to 120 students
- Program time (excluding lunch): 2 Hours

Description:

There is something for everyone at the Center for Wildlife Education. The Wildlife Connection: Past, Present and Future is a field trip specifically designed for the adult audience. Adult groups, organizations, clubs, church groups, etc. scheduling this two-hour field trip will be treated to discussion, a tour of the Center, and animal interactions (including the flight show), all presented by the Center’s director, Steve Hein.

Discussions will focus on man’s relationship with nature throughout the years, and the impact this relationship has on the future of wildlife and the natural world around us. The cost of The Wildlife Connection: Past, Present and Future field trip is $5.00 per person.

To register for the Wildlife Connections field trip please click on the links below.

Click HERE to check availability.

Click HERE to print out a PDF registration form.  Complete the form and fax to 912-478-1779
OR
Click HERE to register online.

You will be contacted via email once we’ve received your registration form and you have been scheduled.

 


 

Program Features:

Down-To-Earth Encounter:DownToEarthThumb

This is a hands-on experience highlighting three important Georgia ecosystems.  Groups will explore, locate and identify, more than 50 different species of wildlife.


WalkwayThumbGuided Habitat Walkway Tour:

Your group will enjoy a walking tour of 8 habitat stations with live birds of prey on exhibit.  The ecosystems and the ecology of the birds themselves are discussed and explained.


Gift Shop:GiftShopThumb

The Wildlife Center Gift Shop carries a wide variety of items, all with a wildlife theme.   For groups of very young children the Wildlife Center will provide gift bags for each child so that each child gets a little something to take home.  Gift bag prices start at $0.25.


IMG_4193Flighted Raptor Demonstration:

Raptors are brought before the audience in the amphitheater on the fist and then presented in a flight demonstration.  Hawks, owls, and falcons are all a part of the cast, but working with animals is an adventure, so the script changes daily.


Ecology Pavilion:100_2181

The open air pavilion seats 120 visitors for lunch or for educational programs.  The Pavilion must be reserved in advance.


SkunkChildren’s Discovery Trail:

This winding adventure trail will take groups past interesting stations with all manner of natural artifacts.  Snake skins, turtle shells and deer antlers, as well as frog and snake skeletons, owl pellets, birds’ nests, and turtle eggs are on display.  Also on display is an opossum and skunk exhibit, along with a kid’s eagle nest.

Wildlife Center • P.O. Box 8058, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0831