Field Trips to Jockey's Ridge State Park

North Carolina state parks staff proudly offer numerous memorable field trip experiences for students and teachers. Explore science, history, social studies, and math through sampling stream life or climbing a mountain.

Field trips to Jockey's Ridge State Park focus on the dune but cover a variety of subjects from natural science to geology and even history.

Field Trip Programs

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This program is designed as a general talk about Jockey's Ridge State Park. This is a quick overview of history, coastal geology, natural communities, and human interaction with the environment. The presentation serves as an introduction and enhances the experience by offering information on all that students will see as they climb the dunes on their trip to the area's grandest vantage point, Jockey's Ridge.
 

Additional Information

Grades K to 12
Length 30 minutes
Class Size Maximum of 75
Times Available Year-round (weather dependent)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Required Dress If visiting the dune area, students should be prepared for sun and sand. A hat and sunscreen are recommended, along with plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Scheduling At least 1 month in advance

 

Correlations

K.G.2 Social Studies – Geography Understand interactions between humans and the environment.
1.E.2 Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways.
1.G.2 Social Studies – Geography Understand interactions between humans and the environment in different places and regions around the world.
4.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand the role geography has played in the development of North Carolina.
4.H.1 Social Studies – History Understand the role of various people, events, and ideas in shaping North Carolina.
5.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand the ways in which geographic factors and features have influenced development of the United States.
6.E.2 Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Understand the structure of the earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans.
6.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand the geographical factors that influence human migration and settlement.
7.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand ways in which geographical factors influence societies.
8.L.4 Science – Evolution and Genetics Understand the evolution of organisms and landforms based on evidence, theories and processes that impact the Earth over time.
8.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand geographic factors that influence the development of North Carolina and the nation.
Bio.2.2 Science – Ecosystems Understand the impact of human activities on the environment (one generation affects the next).
EEn.2.3 Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how water is an agent of energy transfer.

 

Jockey's Ridge offers a view into the past from multiple vantage points. The sand dune evolution and processes show the landscape that was once prevalent in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina. In addition, within sight from the dunes are the places where local history had a national significance, including Bodie Island Lighthouse, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and the site of early English colonies. This program includes information on the changing landscape, as well as the human interactions with the natural environment of our coast.

 

Additional Information

Grades K to 12
Length 30 minutes
Class Size Maximum of 75
Times Available Weekdays, mid-September through mid-May
Required Dress This program will be held in the visitor center auditorium.
If visiting the dune area, students should be prepared for sun and sand. A hat and sunscreen are recommended, along with plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Scheduling At least 1 month in advance

 

Correlations

K.G.2 Social Studies – Geography Understand interactions between humans and the environment.
1.E.2 Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways.
1.G.2 Social Studies – Geography Understand interactions between humans and the environment in different places and regions around the world.
4.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand the role geography has played in the development of North Carolina.
4.H.1 Social Studies – History Understand the role of various people, events, and ideas in shaping North Carolina.
5.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand the ways in which geographic factors and features have influenced development of the United States.
6.E.2 Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Understand the structure of the earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans.
6.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand the geographical factors that influence human migration and settlement.
7.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand ways in which geographical factors influence societies.
8.L.4 Science – Evolution and Genetics Understand the evolution of organisms and landforms based on evidence, theories and processes that impact the Earth over time.
8.G.1 Social Studies – Geography Understand geographic factors that influence the development of North Carolina and the nation.
Bio.2.2 Science – Ecosystems Understand the impact of human activities on the environment (one generation affects the next).
EEn.2.3 Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes Explain how water is an agent of energy transfer.
EEn.2.4 Science – Earth systems, Structures and Processes Evaluate how humans use water.