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K5 Programs
First Grade Programs
Second Grade Programs
Third Grade Programs
Fourth Grade Programs
Fifth Grade Programs


For more information on curriculum correlations,
scheduling, and field trip cost, please contact: 
C.C. Williams
alloutdoors@cityofrockhill.com
803-329-5527

 

   K5 Programs  
Location: Glencairn Garden 
Duration:  30 minutes per program
Program         Description 
Life Cycles  Learn about life cycles as we play games and read stories about frogs and butterflies. 
Gabby Greenleaves  Our most popular program for young students! Gabby the Talking Tree teaches young children about the importance of trees in our lives and community. 
Exploring Matter with Recycling  Litter is yucky! Students learn about what happens when animals encounter litter in the wild and how to recycle to keep litter in its place.
   1st Grade Programs  
Location:  Glencairn Garden 
Duration: 30 minutes per program 
Program  Description
Plant Life Cycle Take a closer look at plants, their adaptations and life cycles as we learn how much we rely on plants to keep us alive.
Soil Science Students conduct their very own soil investigation to learn about different types of soil.
Where in the World is Glencairn Garden? Explore the natural beauty of Glencairn Garden as students use maps and make a map of the park. Not available for Outreach.
Sense of Place Take a journey back in time to learn about the history of Glencairn Garden. Students develop a connection to the park by leaving behind critter homes for the creatures of Glencairn Garden. Not available for Outreach.
   2nd Grade Programs   
Location:  Glencairn Garden
Duration: 45 minutes per program 
Program Description
Classification & Food Chains  Students explore different animal groups and what they need to survive. 
What’s Bugging You? Look at life cycles and how plants and animals rely on each other by exploring the world of six-legged critters. 
Mapping in Glencairn Garden  Students learn about our local community by studying maps, exploring Glencairn Garden, and creating a map of the park. Not available for Outreach.
   3rd Grade Programs  
Location:  River Park 
Duration:  45 minutes per program 
Program Description
Habitats & Adaptations Students learn about physical and behavioral adaptations by examining skulls, fur, and photos of local animals.
Bird Adaptations Did you know that singing helps birds survive? Students compare bird calls and learn about bird adaptations. 
Soil Science  Students conduct their very own soil investigation to learn about and classify different types of soil.
Habitat Hike Environmental Education staff lead students on an exploration of some of River Park’s trails, highlighting habitats and animal evidence along the way. Not available for Outreach.
   4th Grade Programs  
Location: Northside Recreation Center Climbing Wall 
Duration:  60 minutes per program 
Program  Description 
Animals & the Environment w/Oh Deer Classify animals and learn about their cool adaptations that help them survive in their environment.
Climbing Wall & Reaching Goals  Students practice setting and reaching goals, and learn about safety and cooperation while rock climbing at our indoor climbing wall. Not available for Outreach.
Creepy, Crawly Classification Students learn to use a dichotomous key (diagram) to classify invertebrates and learn about water quality.
   
Location:  River Park 
Duration:  45 minutes per program 
Program  Description
Forest Ecology Hike Environmental Education staff lead students on an exploration of some of River Park’s trails, highlighting habitats and animal evidence along the way. Not available for Outreach.
Animals & the Environment Classify animals and learn about their cool adaptations that help them survive in their environment.
Creepy, Crawly Classification Students learn to use a dichotomous key (diagram) to classify invertebrates and learn about water quality.

 
Location: School Grounds
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes per class
Program
Description
Bicycle Safety Blitz Day

Review of bicycle safety measures to be taken prior to riding, traffic rules and signs, hand and arm signals. Review of bicycle functionality and basic maintenance to ensure proper use of bicycle for maximum safety and efficiency. Apply acquired knowledge by riding individually through a safety course. Apply safety course practices by riding in a group on campus or in adjacent neighborhood.

   5th Grade Programs   
Location:  River Park 
Duration: Schedule available upon request
Program Description
Catawba Watershed  As students sit beside the Catawba River, they learn about the effects of human activity on our watershed.
  OR 
Ecosystems - Follow the Energy  Students learn about local ecosystems as they investigate
how the sun’s energy moves through food webs. 
Force and Motion with Kayaking   The most popular of all our field trips--there’s nothing like kayaking to give students first-hand experience with force and motion! Not available for Outreach.
Compassing  Students learn to use a compass then navigate a compass course on their own in search of “treasure.” Not available for Outreach.
  OR 
Water Quality Assessment with Macro invertebrates   Students search in Manchester Creek for insects and other bugs that will help them study the health of the ecosystem in the creek. Not available for Outreach.
   
Location: Rock Hill Outdoor Center 
Duration:  3.5 - 4 hours 
Program Description:
River History Field Trip by Bike!

Review of bicycle safety measures to be taken prior to riding, traffic rules and signs, hand and arm signals. Various exercises and drills along with group riding etiquette and instruction. As the group rides along the Catawba River, they will stop and review the survey map and discuss several historical sites to prepare for optional timeline exercise after their lunch break.


Field trip programs are correlated to South Carolina Curriculum Standards.