Winfield 5th Graders to Participate in First Green Field Trip
Westminster, MD
05/02/2017 12:43 PM

Fifth grade students at Winfield Elementary School will be taking a cross-curricular field trip to Westminster National Golf Course on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  The field trip, entitled First Green, will give students an opportunity to have experiences that relate to several of their academic areas in school.


First Green is an innovative environmental and STEM education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs. Golf course superintendents and/or local golf course representatives host students on field trips where they test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, assist in stream bed restoration, and are involved in the ecology and environmental aspects of the golf course. The students are also introduced to many other aspects of golf.


Supporters of First Green include the United States Golf Association (USGA), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Washington State Golf Association, Pacific Northwest Golf Association, the Northwest Turfgrass Association, Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association, Western Canada Turfgrass Association, local golf clubs, public and private school systems, and individual contributors who assist the organization through monetary grants and participation in field trips.

Meghan Robertson
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