Biodiversity at Arcadia

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

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