School Groups

The Discovery Center offers Spring and Fall field trips for students of all age levels.  We can customize programs to fit your classroom needs often helping to fulfill Maryland EE standards.

 
 
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Spring Field Trips

The standard Springfield trip is designed for Kindergarten to 3rd grade students and focuses on habitat.  Students are at the center for four hours rotating through three environmental hands on lessons and lunch you bring.

Rotation 1: Reptiles and Ambhibians

Rotation 2: A Buzz into Action game:  Pollinator Relay

Rotation 3: Nature hike through the Discovery Woods

Lunch is also a rotation falling somewhere in between the lessons.  Each rotation is between .35- .45 minutes.

 
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Fall Field Trips

The standard Fall field trip is designed for Kindergarten to 3rd grade students and focuses on migration and weather patterns.  Students are at the center for four hours rotating through three environmental hands on lessons and lunch you bring.

Rotation 1: Our Aviary - Live Birds of Prey Hawks, Owls, Eagles

Rotation 2: Monarch Migration game

Rotation 3: Monarch Butterfly tagging and release with a walk through the milkweed patch looking for caterpillars and insects

Lunch is also a rotation falling somewhere in between the lessons.  Each rotation is between .35- .45 minutes.