School Field Trip Programs
Florence Marina State Park is situated on 173 acres on the northern end of lake Walter F George in Omaha, Georgia. With its beautiful lake and its pristine setting it is a favorite of most campers. Our park also offers to schools an opportunity to bring the classroom studies to life with ranger led programs that are correlated with Georgia Performance Standards.
School children can take a ranger led hike to the Indian Mounds to learn about Native Americans or take an educational boat ride to view birds and reptiles in their natural habitat. This also is an opportunity to learn the names of native species of plants along our shore line.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT FLORENCE MARINA:
All About Alligators
Meet a live alligator and learn about their unique adaptations. Hands-on classroom activities will be followed by a boat tour down the Chattahoochee River to look for alligators in their natural habitat. Students will visit an alligator wallow and see basking and swimming alligators.
SKL1, SKL2, S1L1, S2L1, S3L1, S3L2
Is it a turtle or a tortoise? Discover the facts through hands-on learning with turtle shells and live turtles. Students will take a short hike on the nature trail to look for tortoises and land turtles and enjoy a boat tour to visit aquatic turtles in their natural habitat.
SKL1, SKL2, S1CS7, S2L1
Explore the Chattahoochee River and look for birds that make their home near water. Learn to identify ducks, wading birds, birds of prey and other species with a field guide, while the ranger points out their habitat. This program is held aboard the park’s pontoon boat.
SKL1, SKL2, S1L1, S2L1, S3L1, S4L1, S4L2, S5L1
HOW TO SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP AT FLORENCE MARINA:
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Be ready to provide the following information when you call:
• Teacher’s Name and Contact Information
• Name and address of school
• Number and grade level of students
Teachers and chaperones are expected to participate and assist program staff as needed.
: $5 per person.
Minimum group size:
Maximum group size:
Groups larger than 35 require special arrangements. Please call to discuss.
Please let the park staff know in advance if you will need a Picnic Shelter for lunch.
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