Design Your Own Field Trip

 

“Staff was very energetic and eager to teach!” – Teacher, May 2016 Field Trip

 

We want to partner with our schools to provide the best field trip experience for students and teachers, administrators, and chaperones, alike. If the field trip packages do not suit your needs, check out the options below, and feel free to contact us to see how we can make your field trip day or school retreat a reality.

 

Day Field Trip prices begin at $9/student, which typically includes 3 activities. For more information on pricing, please contact the School of Discovery Coordinator by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (570)-998-2151.

 

All day field trips include a campfire over lunch and access to recess equipment during special breaks, which includes our playground, a giant sandbox, basketball, foursquare, etc.

 

Activity Options for Students in Pre-K to 3rd Grade

Activity Name Description
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying beautiful scenery and sounds of mountains, fields, ponds, wildlife, and Lycoming Creek.
Nature Crafts Investigate uncommon aspects of the natural world while completing a craft to take home!
Ecology 101 Study the ways that energy and nutrients are transferred and recycled through an ecosystem with games and activities.
Aquatic Ecology Learn about the ecology of a pond or stream and explore the habitats and creatures (big and small!) found there.
Animal Tracking Learn to identify various common tracks in mud and snow. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home.
Field Games Organized games teach life skills, such as cooperation, strategy, and engagement, while keeping students active and having fun!


Activity Options for Students in 3rd to 6th Grade

Activity Name Description
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying beautiful scenery and sounds of mountains, fields, ponds, wildlife, and Lycoming Creek.
Nature Crafts Investigate uncommon aspects of the natural world while completing a craft to take home!
Ecosystems Walk Move between various locations to explore the ecological roles of the organisms that live there.
Geology Identify basic rock types with examples and discuss the formation of the Appalachian Mountains through interactive activities.
Animal Tracking Learn to identify various common tracks in mud and snow. Each participant will cast a plaster track to take home.
Pennsylvania Forestry Learn about the history of PA's woodlands as well as basic tree identification. Leave with your own guide to practice at home.
Aquatic Ecology Learn about the ecology of a pond and explore the habitats and creatures (big and small!) found there.
Teamwork Adventure Learn and practice teamwork skills through interactive games, problem-solving activities, and the low ropes challenge course.
Campfire Cooking In this activity, students will get to cook a meal or snack over a campfire, and be active in all parts of the food preparation.
Field Games Organized games teach life skills, such as cooperation, strategy, and engagement, while keeping students active and having fun!


Activity Options for Students in 6th to 12th Grades

Activity Description
Nature Exploration Hike Get moving while enjoying beautiful scenery and sounds of mountains, fields, ponds, wildlife, and Lycoming Creek.
Ecosystem Studies Explore the roles of various organisms for the movement of energy and nutrients within local ecosystems.
Water Quality Investigation Learn how to test for and identify various quality indicators of the water around us.
Canoeing and Kayaking Seasonal; Improve your skills in a canoe or kayak in Lycoming Creek or the Susque Pond.
Wilderness Skills Learn some general skills for making the most of your time in the outdoors. Activities may include fire-building, shelter construction, or other useful skills!
Archery Practice your skills with a bow at Susque’s archery range.
Rocketry Build and launch a model rocket in this fun, exciting activity.
Leadership Adventure Learn to lead and work together as a team through thoughtful activities and the low ropes course.
Climbing Wall Challenge Move beyond your comfort zone by learning to scale the climbing wall.
Field Games Organized games teach life skills, such as cooperation, strategy, and engagement, while keeping students active and having fun!
Campfire Cooking In this activity, students will get to cook a meal or snack over a campfire, and be active in all parts of the food preparation.
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