Field Day Lesson Plans and Activity Ideas

Field Day Ideas


Science

  • Salmon Survival Game -- it's tough being a salmon
  • Macroinvertebrate Identification -- with this great River Key
  • Salmon Bracelet -- finding the way around a stream ecosystem
  • Habitat Assessment Worksheets -- for brook trout streams
  • Tree-Planting Project Monitoring -- watching your new trees
  • Trout Release Worksheet -- one way to record
  • Trout Tag -- to explore food web relationships
  • Stream Assessment -- choose the best place for trout
  • Dissolved Oxygen -- test the water
  • Macroinvertebrate Collection -- seining and kick-netting
  • Stream Clean-up -- why it matters
  • Geomorphic Features -- stream shape and size
  • Pebble Count -- what's on the stream bottom?
  • Turbidity -- how clear is the water?
  • Temperature -- how cold is the water?
  • Forest Hike -- the relationship between trout and trees
  • Clean a Stream -- to help keep trout habitat pristine
  • Predator Tag -- trout chase mayflies, raccoons chase trout
  • Bus Trip Scavenger Hunt -- look out the windows as you travel
  • Scavenger Hunt -- looking around the stream
  • Sing "Happy Free Day" -- to the tune of "Happy Birthday"
  • Postcards from the Watershed -- observation and sharing
  • Watershed Tarp Activity - make it rain over a watershed.


Social Studies

  • Map-making -- map your trout stream
  • Humans and Trout -- our many interactions
  • Culverts and Connection -- roads and streams intersect
  • Trout Hatchery Visit -- see where you trout come from
  • Visit from an Angler -- hear stories of fishing
  • Clean a Stream -- to help keep trout habitat pristine
  • Trout Release Worksheet -- one way to record


Language Arts


Math

  • Salmon Survival Game -- it's tough being a salmon
  • Trout Length -- different strategies for measuring
  • Thermometers -- how to know the temperature
  • Stream Flow -- velocity and volume

Fine Arts

  • Postcards from the Watershed -- observation and sharing
  • Shades of Green -- carefully seeing nature
  • Trout Release Scrapbook -- photos and captions
  • Nature Poetry -- inspired by the out-of-doors
  • Songwriting -- rewirte lyrics to a favorite song
  • Sketch Trout -- from your tank
  • Sketch a Stream -- on a field day
  • Bye-Bye Trout Song -- a farewell
  • Trout Fin Dance -- feel how trout fins work
  • Sing "Happy Free Day" -- to the tune of "Happy Birthday"
  • Make Trout T-shirts -- in or to wear in the field
  • Expanding Imagination -- writing and drawing from other perspectives
    • Trout
    • Macroinvertebrate
    • Water Droplet
    • Stream


Physical Education

  • hike along a creek -- to examine trout habitat
  • hike downstream -- to explore a watershed
  • Predator Tag -- trout chase mayflies, raccoons chase trout
  • Match the Hatch -- the whys of flyfishing
  • Trout Tag -- to explore food web relationships

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