Field Trip: Comparing and Contrasting Ecosystems: Grades 6 to 8

The Boston Nature Center is made up of 3 separate ecosystems: forest, meadow, and wetland. During this trip, students will use scientific practices to discover the intricacies of each of these ecosystems and how they function. Through hands-on experimentation, data collection, and exploration, students investigate the biotic and abiotic factors that make these areas unique. This program is offered year-round!

Field trips are 2 hour guided programs led by Teacher Naturalists and are held outdoors. Schools are welcome to extend the field trip with an outdoor picnic lunch/snack and a visit to the nature play area. School groups are divided into groups of 15 students with 1 Teacher Naturalist.

Field Trip prices are a sliding scale:

First Group of 15 Students:

  • Tier 1 $120
  • Tier 2 $150
  • Tier 3 $180

Each Additional Group of 15 Students:

  • Tier 1 $90
  • Tier 2 $120
  • Tier 3 $150

Tier 1

  • 50% or more students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.

Tier 2

  • 20% to 50% of students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.

Tier 3

  • Less than 20% of students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.

Program Location(s):

Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 8.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Field Trip Fees are based on a Sliding Scale (see above). 10% Discount for a Series of programs (3 or more). 20% Discount for non-concurrent programs done on the same day, in the same location. Additional fee for off-site locations: Tier 1 - $50 / Tier 2 - $75 / Tier 3 - $100

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

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