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Using nets and bug boxes, children will conduct an in-depth survey of the pond with a focus on populations and species identification. While classifying the animals that live in the pond, students will investigate the adaptations needed for survival in this watery habitat.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model

Students will use the transect, plot, and/or biotic index methods to sample at least 2 different habitats at the sanctuary. They will define biodiversity, identify the living things in their study area, and discuss and relate this to the conservation of Massachusetts species.

 

3 hours of instruction time however, we encourage you to bring a picnic lunch.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

Students will learn how birds meet their basic needs in order to survive through pictures, models, and observing them in the wild.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-1 (MA) - Earth's Systems - how different local env. provide homes
PreK-ESS2-6 (MA) - Earth's Systems - examples of weather impact on organisms
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Learn about the national FrogWatch USA citizen science program. Students will explore the importance of wetlands and amphibians. They will leave with enough information to start monitoring local species to help scientists study and protect them.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location

Grades:

7, 8, 9, 10

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.
7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection
HS-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - how hydrosphere influences other systems
HS-ESS2-5 - Earth's Systems - chemical/physical properties of water
HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Students will define climate, explore the impacts of climate change to the maple sugar industry using real local data, calculate their own carbon footprint, and brainstorm ways to positively impact their environment.

This program can be a fiedltrip to Arcadia, which includes exploring the nature sanctuary or can be an in-class lesson, in either one class or a series of classes.

 

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.
    In-school lessons= $150 per class per period.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - energy flow over time influences climate
HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - resource availability and human activity
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design - design problem in major global challenge
HS-ETS1-3 - Engineering Design - evaluate solution to complex problems
HS-ETS4-1 (MA) - energy - how humans use energy/power systems
HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - carbon cycle
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Students will define climate, discover carbon's role in climate change by becoming a carbon molecule or participate in the green house effect, explore the possible outcomes of climate change to local wildlife, and brainstorm ways to positively impact their environment.

This program can be a fiedltrip to Arcadia, which includes exploring the nature sanctuary or can be an in-class lesson, in either one class or a series of classes.

 

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.
    In-class lessons= $150 per class per period.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MA-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - minerals/fossil fuel distribution
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures
8-MS-LS1-5 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - how env. and genetics influence growth

Students visit two or three ecosystems to observe, collect and release, and record living and nonliving things. They will then compare the ecosystems and discuss how they can change with the seasons, natural occurrances, and human activities.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
3-LS4-5 (MA) - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - pop. survival depends on reproduction
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Starting with a slideshow, students will learn about endangered and state-listed species as well as reasons for this status. Younger groups will participate in an active game to help understand how species become endangerd and how we can help.
We will include success stories and how we have learned from the past in our management decisions.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • In class lessons= $150 per class (up to 25 students) per period.

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ESS1-4 - Earth's Place in the Universe - aging rock layers and index fossils
6-MS-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - explore fossil record through time
6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution
7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.
7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures
8-MS-LS1-5 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - how env. and genetics influence growth
8-MS-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - gene mutations
8-MS-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - (a)sexual reproduction and gene variation
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection
8-MS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - artificial selection

Autumn is a time of change in the natural world and a wonderful time to explore the forests at Arcadia. We will divide into small groups and take a forest discovery hike learning about seasonal changes. By observing leaf patterns and looking for similar characteristics, students will begin to learn classification skills. Students simulate squirrels and chipmunks gathering acorns in order to prepare for the long winter months. Students will learn the different winter survival strategies of local animals by playing a game. We will begin and end with a large group activitie. This program is 2 1/2 hours with 30 minutes for students to eat lunch.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-1 (MA) - Earth's Systems - how different local env. provide homes
PreK-ESS2-6 (MA) - Earth's Systems - examples of weather impact on organisms
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Students will visit a forest to observe, collect, and study organisms in their natural environment. They will explore how the parts of a forest are interconnected and have the option to participate in a simulation of the life of a deer in the forest.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

In small groups, students will explore a forest habitat and observe plants and animals as well as the relationships between them. Students will participate in a scavenger hunt looking for both living and non-living components of a forest. Students will investigate the layers of a fallen log and learn to properly and safely turn it over to see what can be found underneath. We will have a group sharing and play a game of "Oh Deer" in which children simulate the life of a white-tailed deer.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Come to Arcadia and visit pond, field and forest habitats. Students will begin with a participatory activity to learn some of the plants and animals found in each habitat, and their adaptations. In small groups, students will explore each habitat. Pond exploration will include using small nets to find insects and other invertebrates as well as amphibians. The forest exploration will include a hike looking for animal homes, exploring aging pine trees, and learning what lives in and under a log. In the field, students will use nets to look for grasshoppers, crickets and other insects. To conclude, children will verbally share their discoveries and participate in an active game.
Classes are invited to bring a picnic lunch.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2, 3

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Students visit a meadow and pond and to observe, collect, and study insects in their natural habitat.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Contact us for program pricing.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

This workshop will introduce your students to wildlife in Massachusetts. We'll discuss classification and local wildlife and bring real animal and plant artifacts to help your students understand the complexitiy of life in the state. Additionally, this workshop supports ENVIROTHON teams in the wildlife section of the competition.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • $180 for up to a 2 hour class plus travel fee

Curriculum Frameworks:

Comp Health: Personal and Community Health: Ecological Health (PreK-12)
Science: Life Science: Evolution and Biodiversity (9-12)
Science: Life Science: Ecology (9-12)

Learn about the natural world at night by taking a "night hike." We will learn to let our eyes adjust to the darkness as we develop our night vision. Students will learn about local nocturnal animals and their adaptations. Students will listen for night sounds and enjoy a "sparkle party" at the end. If the weather is inclement, part of this program may be done indoors.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
your school or other location

Grades:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 7.00
  • Adults - $ 7.00
  • $100 per program

Curriculum Frameworks:

Eng Lang Arts: Language: Discussion (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Questioning, Listening, and Contributing (PreK-12)
Science: Life Science: Characteristics of Living Things (PreK-2)
Science: Earth Science: Earth's Materials (PreK-2)
Science: Life Science: Characteristics of Plants and Animals (3-5)
Science: Life Science: Structures and Functions (3-5)
Science: Life Science: Adaptations of Living Things (3-5)
Science: Earth Science: Rocks and Their Properties (3-5)
Science: Physical Science: Properties of Objects and Materials (3-5)
Science: Life Science: Living Things and Their Environment (6-8)
Science: Life Science: Ecology (9-12)

Arcadia staff and Field Walk Leader volunteers will go into the classroom with a nature "mystery bag" with natural history objects that can be found in the schoolyard. Staff will teach several awareness activities before taking students outdoors. Outside students will explore their schoolyard, looking for evidence of animals such as insect life, bird nests, animal tracks, etc. Despite the setting, from urban schoolyard to forested, students will be able to explore and learn what lives in their "neighborhood".

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2, 3

Price:

  • Program fee is $200 per class up to 2 hours, additional travel fees may apply

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Come to your senses at Arcadia! In a large group, students will learn about their five senses and how some forest animals use their senses differently than we do. In small groups, we will take a hike exploring the forest and field using our senses. Students will do a sensory scavenger hunt, which may include both color and shapes. We will use our eyes, ears, hands, and noses to learn about the world around us.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Students will act as detectives on the trails, looking for clues, or evidence, that animals are active at the sanctuary despite the season.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - Earth/Sun/ Moon's, orbit/rotation/tilt effects
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
8-MS-ESS1-1b - Earth's Place in the Universe - Earth-Sun system cause of seasons
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

By acting out the parts of a tree, students will learn major components and functions. Outdoors, they will identify several common trees and find the age of a pine tree.
Students may participate in a game of "tree tag" or a "tree scavenger hunt." Students will learn how trees play an important role in many ecosystems. To summarize, students will pass around a twig and state one thing that they learned about trees.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to reduce natural resource use
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival

Students will hear a story with a nature theme (habitat, adaptations, or lifecycles) related to the resident box turtle. They will then learn about the turtle and connect her to the story they heard. The program will conclude with an activity related to the theme.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • The 45 minute program fee is $150. There is a 20% discount on each consecutive program. Additional travel fees may apply.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS3-2 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - people's activity impact on local env.
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Students will explore a vernal pool using pond nets and collecting bins. They will learn what can be found in a vernal pool, life cycles of common organisms, and how living things meet their basic needs. Students will learn the different zones in a vernal pool as well as adaptations of animals in each zone. To summarize their findings, students will make a large vernal pool mural or participate in an active vernal pool activity.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours.
    Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Students will explore what it takes to survive in the winter; both from a human and wildlife perspective. They will learn about different strategies, work together to find the best hibernation spot, play a game that explores the subnivean layer, and if the conditions are right, build their own survival shelters.

Program Location(s):

Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Minimum program fee is $100. Program duration is 3 hours with time included for lunch.

Curriculum Frameworks:

Comp Health: Personal and Community Health: Ecological Health (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Discussion (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Questioning, Listening, and Contributing (PreK-12)
Science: Life Science: Characteristics of Plants and Animals (3-5)
Science: Life Science: Structures and Functions (3-5)
Science: Life Science: Adaptations of Living Things (3-5)
Science: Life Science: Energy and Living Things (3-5)
Science: Earth Science: Weather (3-5)