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Field Study Visits

Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness (Grades 3-5)

Ready to let your students discover the wondrous water, wildlife and wilderness Polk County has to offer them?

Then register your third, fourth or fifth grade class for an adventurous, engaging trip to Circle B Bar Reserve. Students will learn about the natural world while completing different learning activities in an outdoor setting, just like researchers and scientists in a biology field. These programs correlate with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for Interdependence, Heredity/Reproduction, and Nature of Science Unit topics and is structured in a STEM, inquiry-based lesson. Once schools head back to their respective classrooms, teachers have the field studies data to probe further into the curriculum by using the students experiences to guide the rest of the instruction.

NEW! Three different Water, Wildlife, and Wilderness program options that align with NGSSS Science for grades 3-5.

  1. Seasonal Changes in Florida Plants / Animals and Impacts on the Environment
    (NGSSS – Science - SC.3.L.15.1, 15.2, 17.1; SC4.L. 16.2, 16.3, 17.1, 17.4; SC.5.L. 15.1, 15.2; and Math - MAFS.4.MD. 1.1, 1.3; NBT 1.1, 1.2; OA. 1.2; and K12.MP. 1.1-8.1)
  2. Life Cycles and the Flow of Energy (Food Chains)
    (NGSSS – Science - SC.3.L. 15.1, 15.2,17.2; SC.4.L. 16.4, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4; SC.5.L. 15.1, 15.2; and Math - MAFS.4.MD. 1.1, 1.3; NBT 1.1, 1.2; OA. 1.2; and K12.MP. 1.1-8.1)
  3. Characteristics of Animals / Plants and the Nature of Science Program
    (NGSS – Science - SC.4.L.16.2, 16.3; SC.4.L.17.4; SC.5.L.15.1; SC.5.L.17.1; SC.3.N.1.2-1.7; SC.4.N.1.2-1.8; SC.5.N. 1.3, 1.6; SC5.N.2.1, 2.2; and Math - MAFS.4.MD. 1.1, 1.3; NBT 1.1, 1.2; OA. 1.2; and K12.MP. 1.1-8.1)

Contact

Stephanie Hall
Natural Resources Educator
Circle B Bar Reserve
Parks and Natural Resources Environmental Lands Program

Email: nreducator@polk-county.net
Office Phone:(863) 668-4673 ext. 204

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