Getting ready for our day at Lettuce Lake Park!

Photos of Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa
This photo of Lettuce Lake Park is courtesy of TripAdvisor

At the end of this unit on wetlands, we will take a field trip to Lettuce Lake Park in Temple Terrace.

Students will be taking a 60 minute hiking tour through the park.

To prepare for this physical exercise we are reviewing hiking safety rules:

  • Stretching
  • Water
  • Pacing
  • Dress
  • Skin care

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It is very important to stretch before we begin the hike. This activity will help keep our muscles from cramping during the hike.

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You will need to bring 1 pint of water for every hour we will be out on the trail. Staying hydrated is important, if not you could get sick.

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Do not run or walk a fast pace on the trail. 60 minutes is a long time to walk without a break. If you get tired, let the teacher know.

It is very hot in Florida in April. Wear cool and comfortable clothes and a good pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes.

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It is very important to wear sunscreen when you are hiking. You need at least a 30 proof sun block. No matter what shade your skin is you will burn!


PE.4.C.1.2: Understand the importance of safety in all physical activities, especially those that are high risk.

PE.4.C.1.4: Understand the importance of protecting parts of the body from the harmful rays of the sun.

PE.4.L.2.9: Recognize that specific stretches increase flexibility and reduce the chance of injury.