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How many adaptations can your class find? Compare the adaptations of aquatic wildlife like frogs, fish, dragonflies, and use tracks and traces you find on the trails to learn about physical and behavioral adaptations.

Animal Adaptations is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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.
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

Meet live animals, and discover how their adaptations help them survive. Students will combine adaptations from different species to create their own, then find out if it would survive or adapt to different habitat disturbances.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes an art and live animal element. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Animal Adaptations is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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.
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

Compare the arms, legs, and tails of wildlife you catch to learn how they survive. Search for tracks and traces along the trails, and see if you can walk like a deer, rabbit, frog, and more.

Arms, Legs, and Tails, Oh My! is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts

Meet a live animal to discover how organisms have unique adaptations to thrive in their environment.

To reinforce learning, you may book our specialty program option to have students use a colorful printmaking technique to create an imaginary animal with specialized body parts. Please see Special Pricing Details for differences in standard vs. specialty programs.

Arms, Legs, and Tails, Oh My! is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts

Test soil in different habitats to discover how wetlands and other habitats can act as carbon sinks. Catch wildlife and determine how harvesting fossil fuels would impact them and their habitats.

Carbon Cycle is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change

To connect burning fossil fuels with climate change, students will participate in an interactive carbon cycle game. Students will brainstorm ways to reduce your class's carbon footprint.

To reinforce learning, you may book our specialty program option to have students participate in a mixed media art project. Please see Special Pricing Details for differences in standard vs. specialty programs.

Carbon Cycle is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change

See how many species of plants or animals you encounter, calculate and compare the biodiversity of different habitats, and discover practices and policies that can help increase ecosystem resilience.

Disturbance and Resilience is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Play Ecosystem Resilience Jenga to discover how biodiversity affects resilience.

To reinforce learning, you may book our specialty program option to have students create a colorful monoprint ecosystem and calculate its biodiversity, then meet animals that live in the school's neighborhood.

Disturbance and Resilience is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - resources/sustainability/biodiversity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Have fun on the trails finding signs of photosynthesis, decomposition, and predation. Search for animals and plants on the field trip and identify their role in a food web. Become ecological detectives by investigating a fallen tree to determine the role decomposers play in energy flow.

Energy Flow is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.

Understand how energy flows through an ecosystem by making a 3D energy flow pyramid and conduct a photosynthesis experiment to demonstrate that plants are the source of energy in food webs. Meet live animals and decide how they fit into the flow of energy.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes an art and live animal element. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Energy Flow is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.

Build and test a nature-based solution to reduce erosion that you learned about in class. Catch aquatic wildlife to find out how erosion impacts their habitats, and look for signs of erosion in the field.

Erosion is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design - criteria/constraints of design problem
6-MS-ETS1-5 (MA) - Engineering Design - visual representation of design solution
6-MS-ETS1-6 (MA) - Engineering Design - communicate design solution to user
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem

Build a landscape model to test the connection between kinetic energy and erosion. Design a nature-based solution to reduce coastal erosion. Learn about local examples of erosion and reinforce learning by creating a mixed media art project.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes an art and live animal element. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Erosion is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ETS1-1 - Engineering Design - criteria/constraints of design problem
6-MS-ETS1-5 (MA) - Engineering Design - visual representation of design solution
6-MS-ETS1-6 (MA) - Engineering Design - communicate design solution to user
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem

Investigate which type of soil is the best at filtering runoff with a hands-on experiment. Test the water for pollution, and look up close at indicator species like frogs and dragonflies.

Landscapes and Runoff is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
4-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to natural disaster impact
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans

Build your own landscape and test its permeability to connect land use with pollution and flooding. Discover local examples of pollution and flooding, and how we can build a better world.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes an art element. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Landscapes and Runoff is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
4-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to natural disaster impact
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans

Add the animals and plants you find to your food web. Investigate a fallen log to learn about decomposers, and discover how energy moves through trophic levels with a food web game.

Local Food Webs is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

Learn how energy flows through an ecosystem and follow the interconnectedness of animals in a food web.

To reinforce learning, you may book our specialty program option to have students create a colorful food web monoprint, and place the live animals you meet into their food webs.

Local Food Webs is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

Discover what natural resources you can find in your neighborhood. Learn how wildlife and humans can share resources while you look closely at animals that live in wetlands, fields, and forests on the field trip.

Natural Resources is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS3-1 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - how humans use local resources
PreK-ESS3-2 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - people's activity impact on local env.
K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.
K-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to reduce natural resource use

Make your own paper to learn about renewable and non-renewable resources, meet live animals, and decide how using natural resources could harm their habitats. Students will investigate how their everyday actions can create a better world.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes art and live animal elements. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Natural Resources is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS3-1 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - how humans use local resources
PreK-ESS3-2 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - people's activity impact on local env.
K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.
K-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to reduce natural resource use

Use nature journaling to better understand inherited and environmental traits of live organisms. Compare the traits of animals and plants that you find and create a class field guide to reinforce learning.

Variation and Survival is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
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
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

Play a bird beak survival game to understand how variation influences evolution, and create colorful leaf prints to compare inherited and environmental traits. Then, investigate the inherited traits of a live animal ambassador.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes an art and live animal element. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Variation and Survival is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
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
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

Use digital and light microscopes to look closely at soil samples to better understand how weathering influences erosion. Become an aquatic ecologist: decide if the water is healthy based on the animals you collect, and look for signs of erosion in aquatic habitats.

Water Cycle and Erosion is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - salt:fresh water ratio in biosphere
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans

Go exploring and discover terrestrial (ex. birds, insects, and more) and aquatic animals (ex. frogs, fish, dragonflies and more), have fun on a scavenger hunt searching for living things and the non-living parts of an ecosystem.

What's a Habitat? is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-1 (MA) - Earth's Systems - how different local env. provide homes
PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
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
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.

Discover the amazing habitats, wildlife, and food webs that make up ecosystems in your neighborhood.

To reinforce learning, you may book our specialty program option to have students make beautiful habitat-inspired art (ex. monotype prints and stamps) and/or to meet a live animal. Please see Special Pricing Details for differences in standard vs. specialty programs.

What's a Habitat? is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Standard in-class pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty in-class pricing with an animal or art element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-1 (MA) - Earth's Systems - how different local env. provide homes
PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
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
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.

Compare the weather in forests and meadows to your classroom measurements. Learn how weather changes habitats and affects wildlife. Play a game to sort wildlife you discover into year-round residents and migratory species.

Wild Weather is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-4 (MA) - Earth's Systems - use instruments to collect weather data
PreK-ESS2-5 (MA) - Earth's Systems - describe how local weather changes daily
PreK-ESS2-6 (MA) - Earth's Systems - examples of weather impact on organisms
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns

Build a classroom weather station to measure the temperature, air pressure, rainfall, and wind speed, and create cloud bubble art. Then, meet a live animal and learn how it survives when the weather changes.

This program is a Specialty Program because it includes an art and live animal element. Please see our Specialty Pricing for more details.

Wild Weather is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-4 (MA) - Earth's Systems - use instruments to collect weather data
PreK-ESS2-5 (MA) - Earth's Systems - describe how local weather changes daily
PreK-ESS2-6 (MA) - Earth's Systems - examples of weather impact on organisms
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns