Specialty Outings - School Field Trips
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Bring your Class to Cape Cod and experience the fun and excitement of our specially designed courses and programs. Our programs are specifically tailored to the needs and interest of your group.
For example, at our Eastham Hostel, your students can participate in a curriculum designed by coastal naturalist and certified kayak instructor Dick Hilmer of Explore Cape Cod. Beyond the cedar trees of Nauset Marsh, there is avast world of marshy grassland that includes clams, snails, and fish. Then kayak to the outer beach and take a walk along the barrier beach and collect seashells, observe the bird migration, and touch a horseshoe crabs in their native nursery. Teacher handouts are available and topics such as, habitat identification, weather pattern observation, kayaking skill development or environmental awareness, can be chosen as a specific focus.
Education ~ Experience ~ Reflection
WETLANDS and MARSH
A WORLD OF WATER, SAND, PLANT, AND ANIMAL
Once past the cedar trees, your students follow coastal naturalist
and certified kayak instructor Dick Hilmer into the great expanse of
Nauset Marsh. A vast world of marshy grassland, that includes clams, snails,
and fish. Kayak to the outer beach where you will see a perfect place to beach your
kayak to take a walk along the barrier beach, collect seashells, observe the bird
migration, and touch horseshoe crabs in their native nursery.
Handouts are available on each program topic so that students have a better knowledge of the hands-on experience prior to the adventure.
Objectives - study the life of a salt marsh, the most vital, species diverse, and productive environmental element of the coastline.
- To be able to identify the major habitats in the estuary and list the primary characteristics of each habitat.
- To be able to state the role of the producers, consumers, and decomposers.
- To be able to compare aquatic habitats to terrestrial habitats.
- To be able to describe how physical factors shape or limit coastal habitats.
- To be able to list the primary limiting factors for coastal flora and fauna.
To be able to predict which habitat a particular plant or animal will occupy if given some of the limiting factors. Each program is custom designed to supplement your in-class curriculum.
"From Sea To Shore"
Our trips are targeted specifically for people in middle school, high school, or early years of college. We appeal to those interested in outdoor recreation and environmental education, and those that have the curiosity to explore and learn.
"Salt Marsh Ecology"
The salt marsh is influenced by the changing tides and is the boundary between land and sea. It is indeed a unique habitat with several different kinds of ecosystems that support plant, and animal life.
The weather is bound to influence our day. We encourage cloud observations, feeling the temperature change, and wind, wind, wind.