Re: Field Trips - Kind of
- Sorry - I guess I missed the date on the Animal Park....Wednesday, July
On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Lisa Berry <luvtoskrap@...> wrote:
> Hey all - I will be heading out to a few spots in Maine in the next few
> weeks. I am not scheduling formal groups or "field trips" to either of
> these spots, but this is just a general...we'll be there if you'd like to
> join us type trip. These are all weather-permitting so pray for sun!
> The first up is in less than a week. The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. I'll
> be arriving around 11am. I'm planning to eat lunch first and then head out
> to check out the animals.
> Admission fees are: children under age 3 are free, ages 4-12 are $5 and
> ages 13-60 are $7. (Groups rates would only save $2 off adult admissions -
> so I'm opting not to do anything formal and they don't do school classes in
> July & August. I may look at booking a class at a later date.)
> If you go to this spot on their website:
> http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/schools_teachers/field_trips_park.htm#infopacket and
> then scroll to the bottom, you can print out some pdf files to go along
> with your trip. I'm planning to have my boys do the "Animal Behavioral
> Research..." chart. There are coloring pages and information about the
> animals that would enhance your trip as well. There is an audio tour if you
> have a cell phone. There is a number to call and codes to enter that will
> give you information on each animal as you come to it. I also plan to have
> my boys each pick an animal to research prior to our trip and then
> "present" their information to us when we get to "their" animal.
> Next up is Fort Knox. Again, because I am opting to go in July, there is
> no discount school rate. They only do that September-June. Normal admission
> fees apply. They still offer group tours and the first one begins at 10am.
> You can read the tour script here:
> http://fortknox.maineguide.com/TourScript.html I'm not sure if I'll join
> up with a tour or just head out and explore on our own and toss information
> as we go.
> Their fee rate can be found here:
> We did the observatory a few years ago. It's pretty amazing so if you've
> never done that, I would recommend it.
> Again, we're planning to get there around 11am - eat lunch - and then head
> out to explore. There are great picnic areas including tables to sit on
> The date I'm planning to go is Thursday, July 25th.
> Bring a flashlight!!! There are areas of the fort that are not lit but you
> can have fun exploring - as long as you can see! :-)
> And be sure to visit this section of their website:
> There is a TON of information about the history of the fort. This is where
> I found the information on the Native American tribes of Maine I sent out
> I'm only doing a couple trips in July and a couple in August but will
> probably plan some more formal guided trips for September and October as
> well. We are already doing a fair bit of traveling this summer so I'm
> fitting them in as I can.
> Hope to see some of you! :-)
> Lisa B.
> "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
> My Family blog: http://maineberrypatch.blogspot.com/
> My Homeschool Planner blog: http://mainefreedomacademy.blogspot.com/
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
My Family blog: http://maineberrypatch.blogspot.com/
My Homeschool Planner blog: http://mainefreedomacademy.blogspot.com/
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