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Students will discuss the life cycle of insects, including birth, growth, reproduction, and death, through hands-on activities and habitat investigation. They will utilize hand lenses, sweep nets, and magnifier boxes to explore a meadow, collect samples, and investigate insects and their life cycles. Through outdoor, hands-on activities, students will explore the functions of insects in an ecosystem, how the physical structures of an insect benefit their survival, and how their life cycles allow them to survive in specific ecosystems. 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. 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:
Each Additional Group of 15 Students:
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.
Reduced rate of $6.00 is available for Boston Public Schools or for schools who serve 50% or more students in need.