APH is proud and honored to offer to our community and educators these free to use lesson plans for field trips to the Palmer Hay Flats. We hope these lesson plans help kick off fun and engaging conversations with the young minds of our community, and help them to understand the world around them. Download the lesson p
This activity models how energy flows from one organism to the next in a food chain. Students will represent energy moving through a food chain from Grass -> Grasshopper -> Toad -> Hawk. They will play rock-paper-scissors against one another to “flow” from one trophic level to the next.
What does healthy movement look like? What does healthy movement look like for a worm? For a bird?
During this field trip, students will be participating in a sensory hike around Reflection Lake with several stops for activities and learning. Before you start hiking, talk about the 5 senses we have (Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch and Balance) and how they help us navigate life and examine the world around us. What are the main senses we use when hiking?
This four part lesson could fill an afternoon of activities and engagement as students learn about local wildlife, fauna, and waterways.