Schoolyard Investigation

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


1, 2, 3


  • Program fee is $275 per class; grant covers 90-minute program plus some additional for travel fees

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.

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