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.

Lead Teacher First Name (required)
Lead Teacher Last Name (required)
Lead Teacher Email (required)
Lead Teacher Cell Phone Number (required)
Name of School (required)
School District (required)
Are you a Title 1 School? (required)
If available, would you like transporation reimbursement? (required)
Number of Students (required)
Grade Level(s): (required)
Number of Chaperones (Chaperone to Student Ratio Required, Pre-K-3rd Grade=1:5; 4th Grade and up= 1:10) (required)
Choose Your Lesson (required)
Preferred Event Date (required)
Preferred Start Time (required)
Preferred Event Date (2nd Choice)
Preferred Event Date (3rd Choice)
May we take photos of your class enjoying the Park? (required)
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Please list any additional notes regarding your Filed Trip we should know before your visit: