Fifth Grade Field Trip

Hidden Earth
Students will discover how the rock cycle impacts habitats and learn through demonstration how both gradual (changes over time) and sudden (natural disasters) changes can have lasting effects.  Using a interactive natural resources game, students will experience what impact human and other environmental factors also have. Program includes an exploratory walk and outdoor activity, weather permitting.

Program Details
  • Program length: 90 minutes
  • Minimum: 10 
  • Maximum: 90 (with some flexibility)
  • Chaperones required: 1 chaperone per 15 students
  • Cost: $4.50 per person
Maryland State Curriculum
  • SC.500.10.02a, .02b
  • SC.500.20.01a, .01b, .02a, .02b, .02c, .03c
  • SC.500.30.05a, .05b, .05c, .05d, .06a, .06b, .06c, .07a, .07b
  • SC.500.60.01a, .01b, .01c, .02a, .02b, .02c
Maryland Environmental Literacy Curriculum                                                                             
  • Standard 2: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic B, Indicator 1
  • Standard 3: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic B, Indicator 2 and 3; Topic C, Indicator 1
  • Standard 4: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic E, Indicator 1
  • Standard 5: Topic A and B
  • Standard 6: Topic A, Indicator 1; Topic B, Indicator 1; Topic C, Indicator 1
  • Standard 7: Topic B, Indicator 1; Topic E, Indicator 1
  • Standard 8: Topic B, Indicator 1

In-School Presentations
This program is available as an in-school presentation. These include: live animal presentations and interactive nature activities. The program fee will include the cost of the program plus a $50 transportation fee.

Call the Park Naturalist at 301-600-2050 to discuss any program content or to create a program specifically for your class.
Catoctin Creek