Teacher-led Field Trips
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Teacher-led Field Trips

Photo Ark Curriculum 

The Photo Ark teacher-led curriculum connects directly to the National Geographic Photo Ark exhibit and is available this summer thanks to the Explore & Imagine program sponsored by AEP Foundation on behalf of the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. All Photo Ark teacher-led curriculum aligns with Oklahoma Academic Standards. These lessons focus on conservation, sustainability and wildlife and will be available while the exhibit is on display at Gathering Place from April 30-July 31, 2022. Our Photo Ark curriculum includes: 


Pre-K to Kindergarten: Noticing the Natural World: Animal Traits & Habitats 

 1st to 2nd Grade: Exploring Biodiversity and Local Habitat

3rd to 5th Grade: Ecology and Conservation 

6th to 8th Grade: Careers in the STEAM Field 

9th to 12th Grade: Environmental Stewardship and Change-making 


If you are interested in receiving the Photo Ark curriculum for your grade level, please specify this in the additional notes section when completing the Teacher-led field trip application form below. Visit here for information on The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibit at Gathering Place. 


School Year Curriculum 

The Explore & Imagine teacher-led curriculum sponsored by AEP Foundation on behalf of the Public Service Company of Oklahoma is available for students Pre-K to 12th grade and homeschool groups from August-May during the school year. All teacher-led curriculum aligns with the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Once your field trip is confirmed and booked, you will receive the curriculum via email through our booking software. Our teacher-led curriculum includes:


Pre-K to 2nd Grade: Discovery Walk - Shapes, Colors, Letters, and Numbers

3rd to 5th Grade: Nature Close Up - Exploring, Discovering, and Observational Sketches

6th to 8th Grade: Responding to Our Environment - Journaling, Recording, and Drawing

9th to 12th Grade: Park Architecture - Experiencing the Built Landscape

*Summer learning groups will receive access to self-guided curriculum separate from our regular school year lessons, modified for elementary and secondary students.

Summer Learning: Sustainability at Gathering Place 


If you have booked a field trip but have not received a confirmation email within 72 hours, please email fieldtrips@gatheringplace.org before filling out a second application. 

Click HERE to fill out a Teacher-led Field Trip Application Form.