Family Fieldtrips – Fall
For Children and Adult Partners
Enhance your family’s scientific learning this fall by scheduling a Family Fieldtrip to Five Rivers! Meet a Naturalist and begin an engaging hour of learning out-of-doors. Choose to become an ichthyologist studying fish or an entomologist collecting insects or an arborist identifying trees.
Who? Families or Friend Groups* Maximum Group Size: 8 participants* / Friends Naturalist
*Groups containing 4 or more children must be accompanied by 2 adults.
What? Nature Fieldtrip; Choice of 3 Topics – see details below.
When? 1-2 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. on Mondays in October. Begins October 4
Where? In person at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Fee? $10 for Friends Members / $15 for Non-Members
Questions? Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.Registration Form
Fish in Sunfish
Let’s head to Sunfish Pond and study fish like an ichthyologist would, without a pole! First, we’ll
determine how a minnow trap works. Then, we’ll lower it into the pond. Next, we will learn a bit
about fish anatomy. Finally, we’ll raise the trap and observe our catch!
Ages: 3 and up.
Bugs and Friends in the Field
Let’s head out to the 60-acre field to look for bugs and other insects! First, we’ll look and listen for
signs of insects and hypothesize which “bugs” might have been here. Then, we’ll learn how to use
a sweepnet to collect insects. Finally, we’ll observe our collection using hand lenses and bug boxes.
Ages: 3 and up.
Trees by Leaves
Trees’ leaves are like fingerprints. If you know how to look at their characteristics, you can
identify the type of tree they grow from! First, we’ll walk to a wooded area and collect a leaf.
Then, we’ll use a hand lens to examine the leave and identify unique characteristics. Next, we will
use these characteristics to work through a dichotomous key and identify the tree the leaf came
from. Finally, we’ll create a crayon rubbing of the leaf before returning it to nature.
Ages: 5 and up.