Onsite School Field Trips - We are now full for the 2014-2015 school year and are no longer offering dates.

You are still welcome to fill out the request form linked below. This will serve as a place in line for cancellations if they occur and as a teacher who did not recieve a program, you will recieve early booking privileges for the next school year.


PROGRAM REQUEST FORM

Public school buses get into the Park for free. Schools using private or charter buses should contact us for special instructions

(We do offer Outreach Programs in December, January, and February to Dekalb and Gwinnett county schools only.)


Kindergarden -

Stone Mountain Plants

Stone Mountain Geology

 

First Grade -

Stone Mountain Animals

Stone Mountain Plants

 

Second Grade -

Life Cycles 

Cherokee & Muscogee

 

Third Grade -

Geology

Quarry History

 

Fourth Grade -

Exploring Wetland Habitat  

Cherokee & Muscogee

 

Fifth Grade -

Geology

Animal Classification

 

Sixth Grade - 

Geology

 

 

Seventh Grade -

Exploring Wetland Habitat

Plant Dichotomous Key

Eighth Grade -

Nothing offered at this time.

 

 

High School - 

Service Learning

 

 

Please remind your students to wear appropriate shoes and to bring water and a snack if participating in a long program!

To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620

spring plants on the mountainKindergarten
Stone Mountain Plants                                            1 Hour
Science GPS: SKCS1(a), SKCS6(a,c), SKL1(a,c), SKL2(b)

*How do scientists study the world around them?
*What do plants need to live?

Students become Stone Mountain Biologists and venture out on the rock outcrops to explore plant communities and the conditions that cause them to thrive or decline. Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
Classroom Post-Trip Activity


kindergarden geology   Stone Mountain Geology                              1 Hour
  Science GPS: SKCS1(a), SKCS4(b,c), SKE2(a,c)
  *How do scientists study the world around them?            *What is a rock?                    
  *What can we learn by observing rocks?        *How does the Earth’s surface change?

  As Stone Mountain Geologists, students discover earth materials on the mountain and   
  explore the effects of weathering on the surface.
  Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
  Classroom Post-Trip Activity  
  Just as students were asked to observe and practice careful science while at Stone Mountain, this post-    
  trip activity continues that concept.

 To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620

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Lichen spider on mountainFirst Grade
Stone Mountain Animals
                                1.5 Hours
Science GPS: S1CS7(a,b), S1L1(b,d)

*How do scientists study the world around them?
*What is a habitat?            *What is a reptile?            *What is an amphibian?


Students get up close and personal with an animal and learn about animals living on Stone Mountain through a series of outdoor games.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity                    Pre-Trip Activity map add on
Classroom Post-Trip Activity


Stone Mountain Plants                                   1.5 Hours
Science GPS: S1CS7(a,b), S1L1(a,c)

*How do scientists study the world around them?        *What do plants need to live?
*What is a habitat?


Through a series of outdoor games on Stone Mountain, students will be introduced to the unique plant life of rock outcrops and the conditions which limit plant growth.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
Classroom Post-Trip Activity
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                                                        To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620

 



lifecycleskitSecond Grade

Stone Mountain Animal Life Cycles                       
1.5 Hours
Science GPS: S2CS1(a), S2CS4(b,c), S2CS5(a), S2L1(a)
*How do scientists study the world around them?        *What is a life cycle?
*How do animals change throughout their life cycles?   

Students are introduced to the life cycles of the monarch butterfly and common animals living at Stone Mountain and head out on the mountain to explore their habitat.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity

Classroom Post-Trip Activity

students in into the wild classUncovering American Indian Culture                   
1.5 Hours
Social Studies GPS: SS2H2(a,b), SS2G2(b,c)
                                                        
*How do we learn about the past?        *What is archaeology?
                                                        
*Who are the Muscogee?                    *Who are the Cherokee?

Students excavate a fabricated archeological site and uncover clues and
artifacts about the Creek and Cherokee Indians.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity (scroll down to 'Activities for Children')
Classroom Post-Trip Activity


                                                                      
                                                                      
To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620

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Students at mountain topThird Grade
Stone Mountain Geology                                         1.5 hours
Science GPS: S3CS1(a,c), S3E1(a,b,d)
*How do scientists observe the world around them?
*How do wind and water change rocks and soil over time?
*How do scientists identify one rock from another and one mineral from another?

Students complerte a short, interpretive hike on Stone Mountain to learn about the geology of igneous rocks.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity

Classroom Post-Trip Activity 1        Classroom Post-Trip Activity 2


Students using quarry toolsHistory of the Landscape: Quarry
Social Studies GPS: SS3E1(a,b,c,d), SS3E3(a,b,c)
*How do scientists observe the world around them?
*How do people alter Stone Mountain?
*How have people used Stone Mountain as a natural resource?

Students explore our outdoor museum that tells the story of the quarrying industry at Stone Mountain. They will learn about the historic, social and economic development in this area and briefly experience the life of a quarryman through hands-on activities.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity

Classroom Post-Trip Activity


To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620

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students in wetlandsFourth Grade
Exploring Wetlands
2 Hours Science GPS: S4CS8, S4L1, S4L2(a,b)
Students learn about the special adaptations of the beaver, wetland ecosystem energy flow, population dynamics and food.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
                  
Classroom Post-Trip Activity

 

 

Uncovering American Indian Culture
1.5 Hours  Social Studies GPS: SS4H1(a,b), SS4G2(a)
Students excavate a fabricated archeological site and uncover clues and artifacts about the Southeast Indians.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity (scroll down to activities)
Classroom Post-Trip Activity


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To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620



Fifth Grade
5th graders hiking
Stone Mountain Geology
3 Hours       Science GPS: S5CS8, S5E1
Students complete the 2 mile hike to the top of Stone Mountain and back while learning about the geology and weathering of Stone Mountain.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
Classroom Post-Trip Activity 

 

Animal Classification
1.5 Hours     Science GPS: S5CS8, S5L1(a)
Students will identify and classify animals found in Stone Mountain Park based on their characteristics.  Students will then create a poster depicting animals at the park to take back to the classroom.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
Classroom Post-Trip Activity

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5th-students-hikingSixth Grade
Stone Mountain Geology

3 Hours              Science GPS: S6CS5(b), S6CS6(c), S6E5(b,c,d,e)
Students complete the 2 mile hike to the top of Stone Mountain and back while learning about the geology and weathering of Stone Mountain.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity       
Classroom Post-Trip Activity      

 

 

 

students in park wetlandSeventh Grade
Exploring Wetlands

2 Hours              Science GPS: S7CS5(a), S7L4
Students investigate wetland ecology and the life of the beaver. Teams compete in a dam building activity too!
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
Classroom Post-Trip Activity

 

Unlocking Plant Life
2 Hours         Science GPS: S7CS6, S7L1
Students investigate plant diversity on Stone Mountain, collect samples and create a dichotomous key.
Classroom Pre-Trip Activity
Classroom Post-Trip Activity

To book a program, email or phone: 770.498.5620

 





service learningHigh School

Service Learning Program                   
3 Hours     Science GPS: SCSh1, SCSh2, SEV2, SEV3, SEV5, SB4

Students learn about the importance of biodiversity and develop a feeling of ownership of Stone Mountain Park by working to restore a native plant garden. The program is designed to improve the environment and educate students and the public about invasive plants. 

On the day of the field trip, students travel to the Nature Garden Trails in Stone Mountain Park.  Students learn about the forest ecosystem during a 45 minute forest hike. This knowledge is used to identify and remove invasive plants from a selected site, then replant the area with native plants. Finally, students place plant labels and mark their plants to alert Park visitors to the project’s purpose. All tools and materials are provided. School must provide water, snacks and transportation to the Park.
Pre-Trip Activity
Post-Trip Activity


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