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Reference Sheet for Watershed Field Experience at E.A.G.L.E.S. Center & Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

 

For questions, please contact E.A.G.L.E.S. Coordinator Ms. Erin Hart, hartee@pwcs.edu.

On the day of your travel, you may also reach her at: 703-989-6487

 

 


 

Checklist for Teacher Preparations

for sixth grade field experience

 

[Click here for printable copy of this sheet, in MS Word format.]

 

At least two weeks prior to the trip, teachers need to:

 

  1. ___ Complete PWCS Field Trip Form - Trip Tracker 

  2. ___ Introduce watershed concepts included in From the Mountains to the Estuary: From the Schoolyard to the Bay Curriculum to students.

     

  3. ___ Schedule buses as early as possible (two weeks minimum) before visit. The program starts at 9:45 am and ends at 1:00 so the buses will have to be booked from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

     

  4.  ___ Send permission slip and student letter home with students  

  5. ____Collect money for buses

  6. ____Organize chaperones (optimum of 1 per 10 students)

     

  7. ___Divide the number of students attending trip into either four groups (Occoquan) or six groups (Mansassas).

     

  8. ___Make name tags for your students. Groups shall be easily identified by either numbers or different colors or shapes on name tags.  

     

  9. ___Gather supplies to bring on bus including:

    1. _____ Large Garbage bag for bus

    2. _____ Hand wipes.

 

 

On the day of the trip:

 

___Have students use the restrooms before getting on the bus (Restroom facilities are VERY limited.)

 

___Have permission slips, emergency forms, garbage bag, and hand wipes for bus.

 

___Students should sit with thier group on each bus. There must be a Prince William County Public School employee on each bus!

 


For Occoquan Site only:

 

One bus will travel directly to the E.A.G.L.E.S. Center located behind Belmont Elementary School. The other bus will go to the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

 

EAGLES Center drop off- your group will be dropped off at the gravel driveway which is located in the bus loop at Belmont Elementary School. A teacher will be waiting for your group and will walk them back to the E.A.G.L.E.S. Center.

 

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge drop off- A teacher will meet your bus at the entrance to the Refuge, the bus will follow them back to the field site.

 

At each site, the students will rotate between two different learning stations. The students will be at each station for 40 minutes. Please see enclosed itinerary.

 

 

___Enjoy the day!!

 

 

After the Trip:

 

___  Email any comments or suggestions Erin Hart hartee@pwcs.edu- they are greatly appreciated!

 

 

 


 

Directions to E.A.G.L.E. S Center & Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

(near Belmont Bay, Woodbridge)

 

[For interactive map, please visit this page on-line at: http://school2bay.pbworks.com/occoquan ] 

 

Bus #1- goes to E.A.G.L.E. S. Center (at Belmont Elementary School)

751 Norwood Ln, Woodbridge, VA 22191-1340*

 

Directions to E.A.G.L.E.S. Center from Route 1 and Dawson Beach/Occoquan Road

 

    • From Dawson Beach Road- at first light take a LEFT onto Express Dr.

    • Follow Express Drive through neighborhood then turn RIGHT onto Norwood Lane

    • Belmont Elementary is first driveway on left

    • A teacher will meet your bus at the gravel walkway

 


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Bus #2- goes to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

13950 Dawson Beach Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191-1417*

 

Directions to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge from Route 1 and Dawson Beach/Occoquan Road

 

    • Stay straight on Dawson Beach Road

    • Dawson Beach Road will end at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge gate

    • A teacher will meet your bus at the gate

 


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 * Click on link to open Google Map of location [then insert start location for directions].


 

Itinerary for Field Experience to E.A.G.L.E.S. Center Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge

 

(Please allow enough travel time to arrive

10 minutes prior to program start)

 

Bus 1 (Groups 1 & 2) Bus 2 (Groups 3& 4)

 

9:45

Students arrive at

Occoquan Bay Refuge

9:45

Students arrive at

E.A.G.L.E.S. Center

9:50-10:30

10:35-11:15

Students will rotate between 2 stations

  1. macroinvertebrates

  2. water quality

 

9:50-10:30

10:35-11:15

Students will rotate between 2 stations

  1. watersheds/human interactions

  2. watershed management

11:15 -11:30

Travel to E.A.G.L.E.S.

Center-Snack on bus

11:15-11:30

Travel to Refuge-Snack on bus

11:35-12:15

12:20-1:00

Students will rotate between 2 stations

  1. watersheds/human interactions
  2. watershed management

11:35-12:15

12:20-1:00

Students will rotate between 2 stations

  1. macroinvertebrates

  2. water quality

 

1:00

Students depart E.A.G.L.E.S. Center

Lunch on bus

1:00

Students depart

Refuge

Lunch on bus

 

 

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