Sights, Sounds, & Smells of Nature
Experience the Sights, Sounds and Smells of Nature with SPREE. The Preschool (ECE) field trip serves as an introduction to SPREE, the South Platte River, and the outdoors. Students will become nature explorers, scientists, and detectives as they use their senses to experience the environment around them. Hands-on investigation allows students to touch, hear, smell, and see the different components of nature.
Nature Museum, Smell Like an Animal, Listen Like an Animal, and a Nature Sensory Hike
Colorado Academic Standards
Science 1.1.a & d, 2.1.a, 3.1.a & c
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
The time schedule for our ECE trip is flexible. We can tailor the excursion to fit your class schedule. The minimum program time 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:
- water bottle
- 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, a cell phone, and one adult chaperone for every five students.
What to Expect
SPREE instructors will provide all instruction and all materials needed for the excursion. Adults and students will stay together in one large group.
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.
For more information please Contact Us.
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!