Sandlapper Society

3rd - 4th Grade School Programs

Can’t Live Without ’Em

Outplay, outwit, outlast; for animals, survival is not just a game. In the world’s harshest places, animals must use more than their heads to carry on. Adaptations let some creatures take the lead to become wild survivors. Observe animal visitors that are specially adapted to life in tough places.

3rd grade standards: 3-1.1, 3-2.2, 3-2.3, 3-2.4

4th grade standards: 4-2.1, 4-2.2, 4-2.4


Fact or Fiction?

Is it true that an elephant never forgets? Are snakes slimy? Can vampire bats turn humans into creatures of the night? Separate fact from fiction through live animal encounters and hands-on experiences. It is time you learned the truth!

3rd grade standards: 3-1.1, 3-2.2, 3-2.3, 3-2.4

4th grade standards: 4-1.4, 4-2.3, 4-2.5


Animal Faces, Wild Places: South Carolina

From Piedmont to Palmettos, South Carolina is home to a wide variety of plants, animals and habitats. Discover which animal faces and wild places are right in your backyard with this visit to wilds of Carolina.

3rd grade standards: 3-2.1, 3-2.3, 3-2.5

4th grade standards: 4-2.2, 4-2.5, 4-4.3* (*Indicates partial completion of the standard.)


Nature Versus Nurture

Maybe they’re born with it? Animals depend on their adaptations to survive. Some get skills by their own wits and some get them from their parents. Which animals are a “chip off the old block”? Distinguish inherited from acquired adaptations through animal encounters and active learning.

3rd grade standards: 3-1.1, 3-2.2, 3-2.3, 3-2.4
4th grade standards: 4-2.2, 4-2.4, 4-2.5


Field Trip Resource Packets

(requires Acrobat Reader)
Field Trip Resource Grade 3 Packet
Field Trip Resource Grade 4 Packet