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Geology

Swallow Falls State Park

Field Trip: Swallow Falls State Park Location: 222 Herrington LaneOakland, MD 21550 Contact: 301-432-6336 Grades: PreK and up View Larger Map About the Museum: Swallow Falls is home to the Youghiogheny River, which flows along the park’s borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Nearby Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot … Continue reading »

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Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area

Field Trip: Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area Location: 5100 Deer Park RdOwings Mills, Maryland, 21117 Contact: 410-922-3044 Grades: PreK and up View Larger Map About the Museum: From the Department of Natural Resource’s website: Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area (NEA) is comprised of 1,900 acres of serpentine barren. The area has over 39 rare, threatened, … Continue reading »

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Museum of Natural History

Field Trip: Museum of Natural History Location: 1400 Constitution Avenue NEWashington D.C., 20002 Contact: 202-633-1000 Grades: Pre-School and up View Larger Map About the Museum: Check the Natural History museum’s website for current exhibits, in addition to the following permanent ones. Visit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Educator’s Resource page for a large number … Continue reading »

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Sideling Hill

Field Trip: Sideling Hill and Exhibit Center Location: I-68 to the Woodmont Road exitWashington County Contact: 301-678-6236 Grades: Kindergarten and up View Larger Map About the Museum: From the Maryland Geological Survey’s website: The I-68 road cut through the crest of Sideling Hill in western Washington County , Maryland , created one of the best … Continue reading »

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Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures

Field Trip: Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures Location: Various Mid-Atlantic States Contact: 610-209-0758 Grades: 2nd and up About the Museum: A private tour group company, Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures hosts weekend excursion trips to various fossil collecting sites throughout Pennsylvanian, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky. Oftentimes, the trip leader is a professor or museum curator … Continue reading »

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Maryland Science Center

Field Trip: Maryland Science Center Location: 601 Light StreetBaltimore MD 21230 Contact: 410-685-5225 Grades: PreK and up View Larger Map About the Museum: The Maryland Science Center houses a number of permanent exhibits, in addition to a planetarium, observatory, and IMAX theater. Before you go, print a free copy of a Scavenger Hunt sheet to … Continue reading »

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Kilgore Falls

Field Trip: Kilgore Falls Location: 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jarrettsville 21084 Contact: 410-557-7994 Grades: Kindergarten and up View Larger Map About the Museum: Home to a 17 foot free-falling waterfall, Kilgore Falls is one of the top 5 highest waterfalls in Maryland. From the Department of Natural Resource’s website: The Falling Branch Area of … Continue reading »

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Great Falls State Park

Field Trip: Great Falls State Park Location: 9200 Old Dominion Dr.McLean, VA 22102 Contact: 703-285-2965 Grades: PreK and up View Larger Map About the Museum: From the National Park Service’s website: The Potomac River and the unique geological features have shaped the land at Great Falls for millennia. Floods regularly occur along this stretch of … Continue reading »

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Geologic Walking Tour of Building Stones of Downtown Baltimore

Field Trip: Geologic Walking Tour of Building Stonesof Downtown Baltimore Location: Baltimore City Grades: Kindergarten and up View Larger Map About the Museum: Situated on a roughly 7-block square just north to the Inner Harbor, this self-guided walking tour takes you on a geologic journey showcased in some of Baltimore’s finest architectural structures. Print a … Continue reading »

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Flag Ponds Nature Park

Field Trip: Flag Ponds Nature Park Location: 1525 Flag Ponds ParkwayLusby, Maryland Contact: 410-586-1477 Grades: PreK and up View Larger Map About the Museum: Fossil hunters will enjoy Flag Ponds, a park with two ponds, observation platforms, a fishing pier, and a variety of trails that will take you on either a short hike to … Continue reading »

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