Destination Education: Field Trips on Land and Sea
Field trips connect schoolwork with the world, making it tangible and memorable. A field trip stimulates questions and ideas at the beginning or end of a unit. Field trips also provide a tangible experience for students to study and explore. Watermark has been guiding field trips on land and water for over 40 years! Each year, our certified tour guides take thousands of students on wonderful field trips. Immerse your students in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake Bay region. Here are just some of the educational Maryland field trips we offer:
- Guided Colonial Walking Tours
- Naval Academy Tours
- Annapolis Harbor Cruises
- Baltimore Inner Harbor Cruises
- Interactive Pirate Programs
- Colonial KitchenTours
- African American Heritage Tours
- Civil War Tours
- In School Programs
- …and more!
We provide educational tours consistent with the Social Studies Curriculum of Maryland and surrounding states. Our Colonial Stroll Walking Tour satisfies the 4th Grade Maryland History requirement. All tours are customized for your group’s grade level requirements and special needs. We work with hundreds of teachers every year to plan easy, worry free and memorable field trips. You will work a Group Tour Specialist through the entire planning process and we provide many materials to guarantee a successful field trip for students, educators and chaperones. Through a strong network of partners we can provide full itineraries including visits to other historical sites, museums and affordable meal options.
About Our Tour Guides
Our guides experience annual training and certification – including certification from the United States Naval Academy – to ensure an authentic experience and education for your students. They are passionate about history, the state of Maryland and education. Our tour guides are personable, professional and accustomed to working with students of all ages. Destination Education by Watermark’s tour guides wear authentic period dress; they will bring history alive for your students.
ABOUT OUR Captains & Crew
Our Captains and Crew are leaders in safety and professionalism. Providing a group tour experience is our specialty and welcoming students on board our vessels – many for their first time on a boat – is a special honor. Our Captains and Crew members are trained in vessel operations, maritime safety and customer service. Watermark vessels are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified; they have emergency equipment including life jackets in the unlikely event they are needed.