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Using hand lenses, sweep nets, and magnifier boxes, students will explore local habitats to find insects and other invertebratesâ€¯that live there. They will learn to identify the many segments of insects' bodies and the function of each part. Students will learn what all insects need to survive and discover through hands-on investigation how they meet those needs. This program is NOT offered in November, December, January, February, or March.
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. Also, for an additional fee of $3 per student the guided portion can be extended with an extra hour of team building and games.
Field Trip prices are a sliding scale fee and based on groups of 15 students per 1 Environmental Educator. 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 Additional Fees and Discounts: Series (3 or more) of programs: 10% Discount Non-concurrant programs done on the same day, in the same location:20% Discount Off-site locations: Addtional fee of Tier 1: $50 / Tier 2: $75 / Tier 3: $100