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Cloudland Canyon State ParkDo you want to expose your students to one of our state treasures? Come to Cloudland Canyon State Park for a program to see waterfalls, live animals, and unique geology. Most programs consist of an interactive program, hiking opportunity, and nature craft to take home with the use of a picnic pavilion for lunch. Programs are offered for all grade levels and correlate to state educational standards (specific standards are listed after program description).





SCHOOL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE AT CLOUDLAND CANYON:

   Senses of Nature
Grades K
Use your five senses while you learn about rocks, see a Georgia animal, and go on a scavenger hunt hike. Make a nature craft to take home.
SKE2


   The Clouds of Cloudland
Grade 1
Learn the importance of water at Cloudland Canyon by hiking to a waterfall and making a water cycle bracelet.
S1E2


   Frogs and Toads
Grade 2
Investigate the amazing amphibians of Georgia in all of their life forms.
S2L1


   Cumberland Plateau
Grade 3
See the rock cycle up close in a walk through the sedimentary rocks of Cloudland Canyon. Test rocks for different properties and take a special rock home.
S3L1, S3E1


   Oh Deer!
Grade 4
Discover the amazing mammals of Georgia and how they are uniquely formed for survival.
S4L1


   Where’d It Go?
Grade 5
Why is there a big canyon here in Georgia? Learn about the power of erosion by water, wind, and plants in this fun program.
S5E1


   Power of the Sun
Grade 6
Burn off some energy as we learn about the power of the sun as a way to light our houses and fuel our bodies.
S6E6


   Aquatic Bodies
Grade 7
Study the water of Daniel’s Creek to discover the importance of the smallest invertebrates on water quality.
S7L4


   Over the Edge
Grade 8
Use the height of Cloudland Canyon to do some fun physics experiments that are not possible from your backyard!
S8P3


 
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Grades 9-12

   Biology
Why are our Eastern Hemlock trees disappearing from the Canyon? Learn more about the importance of this plant in our ecosystem and what can be done to stop its destruction.
SB4


   Earth Systems
Using the Sedimentary Rocks of Cloudland Canyon, we will explore the geologic history as we travel from Pennsylvanian Sandstone to Mississipian Limestone.
SES3, SES4


   Environmental Science
Using the preserved areas of Cloudland Canyon, we will explore the abiotic and biotic factors that affect this state treasure.
SEV2
 


HOW TO SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP AT CLOUDLAND CANYON:
 
School programs are offered throughout the year.

The cost is $3 per participant (including parent chaperones and siblings) or a minimum of $200. ParkPasses must be obtained for each vehicle entering the state park.

Scheduling must be made 2 weeks in advance and must be secured by a non-refundable deposit.

If a program is cancelled by G3 due to weather or staffing issues, we will attempt to reschedule or will refund your deposit.

For more information, please contact:
www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com
706-913-7170

 



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