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Louisiana's
outdoor
classroom!

IMMERSIVE FIELD TRIPS

Experience the swamp like never before! Teachers can choose to take to the water with either a McGee's swamp tour or paddling excursion and add on-site programs. All options incorporate the Louisiana State Educational Standards for Students into your field trip.

SWAMP TOURS (GRADES K-12)

Depart on a 90-minute tour through the Atchafalaya Basin on one of our comfortable tour boats. While on the tour, you'll explore the diverse natural beauty and rich ecological systems of America's largest and most mysterious ecosystem. Local guides will explain from personal experience what it's like to live on a houseboat or survive off the swamp--all while pointing out the abundant plants of the area and getting up close and personal with the wildlife.

Louisiana Student Standards

KINDERGARTEN

K-ESS2-2
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.

K-ESS3-1
Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.

K-ESS3-2
Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for and respond to severe weather.

 

FIRST GRADE

1-LS1-1

Use tools and materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

1-LS1-2

Read grade-appropriate text and use media to determine patterns in behavior parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

1-LS3-1
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are similar, but not exactly like, their parents.

SECOND GRADE

2-LS2-2

Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

2-LS4-1
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

2-ESS1-1
Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

2-ESS2-1
Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

2-ESS2-2
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

PADDLING EXCURSIONS (6-12)

Great for older students looking for more adventure. Whether your students are new to paddling or seasoned adventurers, our various trails will be able to accommodate you and your group's thirst for exploration. Our guided paddles for students offer a unique and eco-friendly way to experience the swamp by quietly gliding among the cypress trees. Not only will the experience teach your students about the swamp, it will also foster communication, leadership, team building skills, and fellowship.

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Louisiana Student Standards

KINDERGARTEN

K-ESS2-2
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.

K-ESS3-1
Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.

K-ESS3-2
Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for and respond to severe weather.

 

FIRST GRADE

1-LS1-1

Use tools and materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

1-LS1-2

Read grade-appropriate text and use media to determine patterns in behavior parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

1-LS3-1
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are similar, but not exactly like, their parents.

SECOND GRADE

2-LS2-2

Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

2-LS4-1
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

2-ESS1-1
Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

2-ESS2-1
Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

2-ESS2-2
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

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