Education

 

 

Palmyra Cove's Education Program


We have a wonderful program of outdoor and indoor learning activities and an experienced, accommodating teaching staff. If you would like to reserve an education program for your school, please check the calendar to find an available date in which to book a program. When scheduling a program, please keep in mind that the maximum number of students that we can accommodate per day for our education program is 80. 

 

We book school field trips on a first come first serve basis. All requests are handled in the order that 

the School Program Registration Form is received. Prior to booking, please see the FAQ at the bottom of the page.


    

The K-12 programs we currently offer are listed below along with the recommended grade levels. Each program requires a minimum purchase for 10 students. The 4-hour programs are actually 3.5 hours of instruction time with a 30 min lunch. Some of the programs are similar, but are adjusted to meet different grade levels. The activities have been aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 

 

For Pre-K students or less than 5 years of age, we offer the Cove Caterpillar program.

 

Nature Park Programs:

Grades: K-2

2 Hour Program: Students will take a guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the ecology of the park by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring various habitats, and making cloud observations. Students will participate in a predator-prey demonstration. Students will also participate in a seining activity where they will learn about the history of the Delaware River, its importance to humans and wildlife, and what species live in it.

Fee: $10/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), Seining in the Delaware

Choice of: Eaters and Eaten, Bat and Moth

 

Grades: 3-8

2 Hour Program: Students will take a guided hike and observe the seasonal change around the park. The students will learn about the park's ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Students will also participate in a seining activity where they will learn about the history of the Delaware River, its importance to humans and wildlife and what species live in it.

Fee: $10/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (Including GLOBE Cloud Fun), Seining in the Delaware

Choice of: How Many Bears?, Map Game, Make Your Own Watershed or GLOBE Water Wonders

 

4 Hour Program: Students will take an extended guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the park's ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Students will participate in a seining activity where they will learn about the history of the Delaware River, its importance to humans and wildlife, and what species live in it. Students will also have the opportunity to make discoveries using microscopes and pond water 

Fee: $12/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), Seining in the Delaware, GLOBE Water Wonders

Choice of (pick 2): Map Game, How Many Bears?, Make Your Own Watershed

 

 

Nature Park and Earth SySTEM Programs:

Grades: 2-3

2 Hour Program: Students will take a guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the park's ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Inside a STARLAB planetarium, students will learn about some popular constellations and stars, the reason for the seasons, and climate and the local environment. Students could either build a rocket or investigate satellites and how they are used to monitor our planet's health.

Fee: $12/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), STARLAB presentation

Choice of: Build Your Own Rocket, GOES-POES

 

Grades: 4-8


2 Hour Program: Students will take a guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the  park's ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Inside a STARLAB planetarium, students will learn about some popular constellations and stars, the reason for the seasons, and climate and the local environment. Students could either: be introduced to environmental satellite sensors and then challenged to design a sensor for a particular earth observing mission, investigate satellites and how they are used to monitor our planet’s health, or build a rocket.

Fee: $12/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), STARLAB Presentation

Choice of: Build Your Own Satellite Sensor, GOES-POES, Build Your Own Rocket


4 Hour Program:
Students will take an extended guided hike and observe the seasonal changes around the park. The students will learn about the park's ecosystems by identifying various fauna and flora, exploring forests and wetlands, and making cloud observations. Students will learn about the Delaware River watershed and create a topographic model. Inside a STARLAB planetarium, students will learn about some popular constellations and stars, the reason for the seasons, and climate and the local environment. Students will explore Earth from an orbiting virtual space station. Students could either investigate satellites and how they are used to monitor our planet’s health, be introduced to environmental satellite sensors and then challenged to design a sensor for a particular earth observing mission,
 or build a rocket.

Fee: $14/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike (including GLOBE Cloud Fun), Make Your Own Watershed, STARLAB Presentation, Exploring Earth in Virtual Reality

Choice of: GOES-POES, Build Your Own Satellite Sensor, Build Your Own Rocket

 

 


Earth SySTEM Program with Data Visualization Labs:

Grades: 6-8

2 Hour Program: Students will investigate Earth’s system and earth orbiting satellites through various activities. Inside an inflatable planetarium, students will learn navigation, satellite orbits, seasons and how they relate to weather and climate. Students will investigate satellite data using the remote sensing laboratory and through an immersive virtual reality experience, view the Earth from an orbiting space station. Students will also investigate the science and engineering of satellite missions.

Fee: $12/student

Main Activities Include: STARLAB Presentation, Exploring Earth in Virtual Reality, Landsat Image Analysis

Choice of: GOES-POES, Build Your Own Satellite Sensor

 

4 Hour Program: Students will take a hike and be introduced to in situ measurements. Students will investigate Earth's system and earth orbiting satellites through various activities. Inside an inflatable planetarium, students will learn navigation, satellite orbits, seasons and how they relate ti weather and climate. Students will investigate satellite data using the remote sensing laboratory and through immersive virtual reality experience, view the Earth from an orbiting space station. Students will also investigate the science and engineering of satellite missions. Strong connections are made between local and global environments through ground observations and satellite data. Students will work with infrared thermometers, rain gauges, and GPS. Opportunity to infuse GLOBE protocols.

Fee: $14/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike with in-situ measurements, STARLAB Presentation, Exploring Earth in Virtual Reality, Landsat Image Analysis

Choice of: Build Your Own Satellite Sensor, GOES-POES

  

Grades: 9-12

2 Hour Program: Students will investigate Earth’s system though both field observations and earth orbiting satellites. Students will be introduced to in-situ measurements by collecting field data which may include rain fall, ground and air temperature. Students will investigate satellite data using the remote sensing laboratory and through an immersive virtual reality experience, view the Earth from an orbiting space station. Strong connections are made between local and global environments through ground observations and satellite data. Students will work with infrared thermometers, rain gauges, and GPS. Opportunity to infuse GLOBE protocols.

Fee: $12/student

Main Activities Include: In-situ Data Collection, Mapping Data through GIS, Exploring Earth in Virtual Reality, Landsat Image Analysis

 

4 Hour Program: Students will investigate Earth’s system though both field observations and earth orbiting satellites. Students will take a guided hike to explore seasonal change in the park and be introduced to in-situ measurements by collecting field data which may include rain fall, ground and air temperature. Students will investigate satellite data using the remote sensing laboratory and through an immersive virtual reality experience, view the Earth from an orbiting space station. Strong connections are made between local and global environments through ground observations and satellite data. Students will work with infrared thermometers, rain gauges, and GPS. Opportunity to infuse GLOBE protocols.

Fee: $14/student

Main Activities Include: Observation Hike with In-situ measurements, Exploring Earth in Virtual Reality, Landsat Image Analysis

Choice of: Mapping Data through GIS, GOES-POES


Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I want to schedule over 80 students? For large groups that exceed 80 students, please schedule your program across multiple days.

Do the activities depend on the season? All of the activities, excluding Seining the Delaware, may be experienced year round. In fact, we encourage visiting the park and STEM center throughout the year. The Observation Hike activity provides a unique experience for any particular season, even in the winter. Seining the Delaware is best between early April and early November. 


What if it rains? If inclement weather prevents outside activities, you may reschedule or may choose to have alternate inside activities. No fee is charged if you cancel due to inclement weather. As rescheduling is subject to availability, it is recommended that you cancel your reservation only for extreme weather events. Many outdoor activities can still be done during moderate weather. Teachers and students are advised to wear appropriate attire in the event of light and/or periodic rain.

What is your cancellation policy? We understand that unplanned events come up and you may need to cancel a reservation. If that happens, we respectfully ask for reservations to be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. 


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 Barbara Farnsworth 856-829-1900 ext 1270  bfarnsworth@bcbridges.org