Animals of the South Platte
The Kindergarten SPREE field trip has students examine animals and their relationship to the river. Through animal tracking, beaver dam building, and exploration near the river, students will start to construct a better understanding of a variety of animals and their habitats in and along the South Platte River. Students will further develop their outdoor explorer skills and have a chance to get close to and interact with the river in a safe and fun way.
Animal Movement Game, Beaver Dam Building, Duck Dress-Up, Every Animal Needs a Home, Animal Sorting, Animal Tracking, and an Exploration Hike
Colorado Academic Standards
Science 2.1 & 3.2
Location: Johnson Habitat Park
Johnson-Habitat Park is located at the intersection of S. Jason St. & Exposition Ave. at 610 S. Jason, Denver, CO 80223
Please print a map for your bus driver.
The time schedule for our Kindergarten trip is flexible and can be tailored to fit your class schedule. The standard start time is 10:00 am and the minimum trip length is one hour. Please contact us for more information.
What to Bring
Students and adults should be prepared to be outside in any type of weather.
Everyone should pack:
- a water bottle (there is no running water at the park)
- sack lunch
- sun screen
- layers of clothing to be prepared for changes in the weather
Teachers should also bring a first aid kit, extra food and water, hand sanitizer, a cell phone, and one adult chaperone for every five students.
What to Expect
The SPREE instructors will provide all of the instruction and all materials needed for the excursion. Students will be broken into smaller groups to rotate through activities.
What SPREE Expects From You
Teachers and chaperones are expected to model appropriate behavior for students at all times including: listening politely to SPREE instructors while they are presenting information, staying to the right side of the trail when appropriate, and being excited about and engaged in all SPREE activities. Adults are also expected to help monitor student behavior throughout the day.
I am as impressed this year as I was last year. It amazes me that these instructors can make us feel like we are out in nature when we are literally downtown in a big city. It's fun, educational, and healthy. I love the SPREE kindergarten trip! Thank you!