Field Trip: Tracks and Signs of New England Wildlife: Grades 6 to 8

Animals have evolved some amazing ways to hide in plain sight. These adaptations mean we can be surrounded by animals and not even know it. This program will focus on the methods scientists have learned to track and find animals in the wild. Using field guides, students will learn to identify the signs of local New England species. While exploring the trails, they will use their observational skills to look for evidence of life and discover what exists in the ecosystems around them.

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:

6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

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