Field Trip: Soil and Plants: Grades K to 2

Soil is an essential factor in the growth of all plants. It provides stabilization and structure for roots as well as all the essential nutrients for a plant to grow. In this program, students will explore the wonderful world of soil and discover how important soil is for the growth of plants. Students will discuss what soil is, what plants need to grow, and how plants grow from a seed into a mature plant. They will participate in outdoor, hands-on activities investigating soil to determine what it is made of, exploring ecosystems to discover what plants require to grow, and learning how nutrients in soil benefit the growth of plants. 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:

K, 1, 2

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:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns

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