Field Trips & School Programs

Forest, meadow, stream, marsh, and pond ecosystems are the tools that we use to engage students in science learning!  Do you want to bring hands-on, inquiry based science learning to your students?  Then find a program that is right for you.  You can choose to bring your students to explore the Honey Hollow Watershed through a field trip experiences, have us bring science to your classroom, or even better, do both!

Field Trip Experiences

The Bucks County Audubon Society Education Staff is dedicated to providing outstanding educational programs using our 110-acre campus as a living breathing outdoor classroom. Field trips are designed to both introduce basic concepts of ecology to younger students, as well as digging deeper into STEM concepts for older students.  We do this while creating life-long connections with the natural world. Student groups that visit the Honey Hollow Watershed explore our various ecosystems and biomes through experiential, hands-on field activities and cooperative learning games.

Field trip curricula are designed to correspond with the PA Department of Education Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology and can be differentiated according to grade level and classroom goals. Each trip is two hours long and groups are welcome to bring lunch or a snack to enjoy at our picnic tables and lawns.  Please call 215-297-5880 to discuss program opportunities for your class or group.

Not able to come us?  Then let us come to you!
Our field trip topics can be adapted for in the classroom, or on the school grounds. With live animals, hands-on activities, observations and exploration, we will bring science to life for your students.  Just contact our staff and they will work with you to create the best program for you and your students.

Program Fees:

  • $8/child for a 2 hour program
  • $15/child for two programs

Add a 45 minute pre- or post-lesson in your classroom for just $100 per presentation!

Field Trip Topics

Nature Senses (pre-k through second grade)
Students hike our trails, play curriculum oriented games and participate in sensory activities to learn about various animals and their habitats

Discover the Season (pre-k through fourth grade)
Students will explore spring, summer, fall, or winter through games and a discovery hike. Seasonal topics such as migration, hibernation, animal and plant growth, and the changing of the season are explored. Students will create a classroom mural of their discoveries.

Insects and Habitats (any grade level)
Students use a variety of collection equipment and techniques to collect and examine a variety of insects in different habitats including a pond or stream, field, and the forest floor. Adaptation, populations and food webs are observed and discussed along with the relationships between insects and other organisms in different ecosystems.

Wetlands and Watersheds (any grade level)
This unit introduces students to the importance of wetlands and the vital role watersheds play in the environment. Students visit the pond, stream and marsh to collect and examine animals in these different habitats and explore a watershed model.

Animal Evidence (first through fourth grade)
While hiking through different habitats, students will search for clues that animals left behind. Games and activities demonstrate the relationships between animals and habitats and teach students how animals survive in nature.

Predator Prey (third grade and up)
In this action-packed activity, students become animals in a food chain, attempting to fill their survival needs, while avoiding predators and learning about animal interactions and adaptations..

Co-Op (third grade and up)
Games and problem solving initiatives use nature to challenge students to work together. This class is designed to promote group cooperation, communication, and trust.

Archaeology (fifth grade and up)
This program provides an overview of archaeology as a science while students become archaeologists at our official dig site. Students will learn how an archaeological dig is organized and carried out by actively digging for artifacts.

“I want to thank you and Rob for giving our campers such a wonderful experience today.  The kids didn’t stop talking the whole trip home.

Many parents plan to check out the grounds as well after hearing all the great new things they found during their explorations.

You both gave them such wonderful, age appropriate information and were very patient with their questions and stories.

We hope to be back next summer.”

Shawn Moesch

S/A Director, Emilie Day School

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