Get your students out of the classroom and learning during a full-day field trip experience.

Sandusky County Park District offers exciting, quality, hands-on learning experiences for science and history. All programs meet Ohio's Learning Standards. Staff is also available to come to your classroom. All programs are FREE OF CHARGE to Sandusky County schools. 

For more information or to schedule a program contact: Deb Nofzinger, Program Supervisor at [email protected].


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 We are excited to now provide educators the opportunity to bring the Sandusky County Park District into your classrooms...virtually.  Our School Days video series was created to give the flexibility to use in your classroom and with your at-home learners.  These are great introductions for a new topic or as added support.  Feel free to click on pictures to watch each video.



Consumers in the Food Chain
Explore animal skulls to reveal the secrets.  Determine if they are an herbivore, carnivore, or omnivore by taking a closer look at their teeth. (7minutes, 42 seconds)
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interpreter at glacial grooves

Glaciers and Lake Erie
Find your sense of place and discover our Great Lakes.  We will dig deeper to discover how glaciers helped to form our own Lake Erie. (4 minutes, 59 seconds)
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Photosynthesis and Food Chains (Lower Elementary)
There is a lot of green in nature! Discover how chlorophyll "factories" use energy from the sun to make their own food and get the food chain going. (3 minutes, 23 seconds)

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Photosynthesis and Food Chains (Upper Elementary)
Take a more detailed look at photosynthesis and how energy from the sun gets the food chain started. (4 minutes, 33 seconds)
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water droplets in a night sky

Weather and Water
Water surrounds us.  Explore the different forms it can take in the world around us.  We will focus on how temperature can create fog. (4 minutes, 9 seconds)
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big brown bat

Ever wonder where bats live? What they eat? This video discusses mammalian characteristics and bat basics. (7minutes, 37 seconds)