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In this in depth, multi-session program, we spend time in our pre-visits playing games and looking at animals and learning about their specific adaptations. A field trip to Broad Meadow Brook helps us understand their habitats and why specific adaptations are important. In the post visit, students create a creature (real or imaginary) out of recycled materials with specific adaptations. Students finish the program by starting a writing assignment about their creature.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
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Grades:

4, 5

Price:

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Curriculum Frameworks:

4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

In this in program, we spend time discussing animal biology and behaviors and play a game that looks at birds and their specific adaptations.

Program Location(s):

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Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

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Curriculum Frameworks:

5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

Students will be read a story, either "The Honeybee and the Robber" by Eric Carle or "The Honey Makers" by Gail Gibbons. Students will then make a honeycomb (gluing Honeycomb Cereal on a pre-printed bee hive) or an inside scene of a hive (an egg carton cut into 4's showing the different developmental stages of a honey bee.) Students will then be taught bee dances and practice them in the classroom.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K

Price:

  • $5 per person per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS3-2 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - people's activity impact on local env.
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence

Students will learn about the life cycle of butterflies. Students will gain an understanding of the stages and processes butterflies undergo during complete metamorphosis, in comparison with other species that undergo incomplete metamorphosis. Students will be introduced to the differences between butterflies and moths. Through observation, students will examine butterflies at various stages in their life cycle.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in an ecological management project that supports butterflies. These projects may include creating a garden that attracts butterflies to schoolyards or backyards, or participating in a citizen science butterfly monitoring project. Student projects and participatory activities will be customized for grade level and to align with curriculum needs."

Program Location(s):

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Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers/Chaperones are free

Students will learn about the life cycles of butterflies through learning activities, music, a visual presentation, and a hands-on creative activity. Students will view specimens of butterflies at various stages in the life cycle. Students will also learn to understand the differences between butterflies and moths. Student projects and participatory activities will be customized for grade level and to align with curriculum needs.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers and chaperones are free.

Students will learn how to measure the height of trees through a couple of different methods. We will use a modified version of the Champion Tree Formula to compare trees and discover if we have a "Champion Tree" among us. In our post visit, we will also calculate the amount of oxygen our trees can produce and also discuss the importance of trees in our world.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • Call for pricing
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

    Requires 1 - 2 pre-visits, a field trip, and a post-visit.

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Students will explore a variety of habitats that can be found at Broad Meadow Brook. A Mass Audubon Educator will facilitate a discussion of the unique features of forest, pond, stream and field habitats. Students will gain an understanding of why certain plants and animals prefer specific habitats. Group activities will focus on the variety of adaptations plants and animals have in order to succeed in their preferred habitats.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers/Chaperones are free

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - explore fossil record through time
6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Students will explore a variety of habitats that can be found at Broad Meadow Brook. A Mass Audubon Educator will facilitate a discussion of the unique features of forest, pond, stream and field habitats. Students will gain an understanding of why certain plants and animals prefer specific habitats. Group activities will focus on the variety of adaptations plants and animals have in order to succeed in their preferred habitats.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers/Chaperones are free

Students will compare two or three habitats noting soil differences, plant communities and the animals species that each plant community can support. Habitats that may be studied include woodlands, wetlands, vernal pools, streams and meadows.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Students will learn about bird migration, mechanics of bird flight, identification by sight and sound, bird adaptations and how some species of birds are affected by climate change. Students will learn how to become citizen scientists and contribute to birding databases online. Student projects and participatory activities will be customized for grade level and to align with curriculum needs.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per person per hour

This program will focus on bird behavior, bird identification, bird migration, bird habitat and bird adaptations in relation to weather. Students will learn how to properly use optics including binoculars. Student projects and participatory activities will be customized for grade level and to align with curriculum needs.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per person per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free

    This program can be conducted as a single session or as part of a series.

Our educator will read, "Are You a Ladybug?" By Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries and/or "Ladybugs and Other Insects" Scholastic First Discovery. Students will be introduced to patterns and be shown some pictures of patterns for ladybugs. Students will then make Ladybugs which will sit on their arms. Students will create a pattern on their ladybug. We will finish with songs and finger plays.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K

Price:

  • $5 per person per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time

Explore the fascinating world of life cycles. We will work with you to choose a particular species to focus on. This could include frogs, plants or other large animals. We will discuss their needs as they go from egg to adult. The program will include movement games, demonstrations or hands-on activities depending on the particular focus you choose.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

3

Price:

  • Please see brochure for up to date pricing information

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
3-LS4-5 (MA) - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - pop. survival depends on reproduction

Students will learn how to seek out and discover clues in the natural world. A Mass Audubon Educator will teach students to observe and read clues such as tracks, scat, holes, nests and scratch marks, and how to interpret what they mean.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per person per hour.
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

We will read, Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward. We will use a flannel board to look at various animals and decide if they are active in the daytime or the nighttime. We will then make a craft – they kids choose an owl or a snake. We then play games using our owl and snake’s.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K

Price:

  • See current brochure for pricing

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival

Students will be introduced to the group of birds known as owls. Through an interactive PowerPoint presentation, students will learn the distinctive characteristics of owls compared to other birds and wildlife. Students will be introduced to a number of local owls and some of their characteristics. A variety of participatory learning exercises including role-playing and observation will be included to help students gain an understanding of owl identification, behavior, and adaptations.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teacher and chaperones are free

Students will be introduced to wetland habitats, aquatic macro-inverterbrates, and human impacts on freshwater habitats. Students will visit several sites on the sanctuary, collecting and observing animals in these habitats. Primarily the focus will be on vernal pools and a stream.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

    Can be done at your school if you have an accessible pond.

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles

Students will be introduced to wetland habitats, aquatic macro-inverterbrates, and human impacts on freshwater habitats. Students will visit several sites on the sanctuary, collecting and observing animals in these habitats. Primarily the focus will be on vernal pools and a stream.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

    Can be done at your school if you have an accessible pond.

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Students will be introduced to wetland habitats, aquatic macro-inverterbrates, and human impacts on freshwater habitats. Students will visit several sites on the sanctuary, collecting and observing animals in these habitats. Primarily the focus will be on vernal pools and a stream.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free.

    Can be done at your school if you have an accessible pond.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival

Our educator will read, "Our Class is Going Green" by Oak Park Elementary School, Bartlesville, OK. After being introduced to recyclable materials (plastic, paper, aluminum and glass) students will participate in a sorting activity, sorting "clean" recyclables and trash. Students will then make refrigerator magnets, to remind their families to turn off the water or turn off lights. Students will select 3 things they can do to help the Earth: recycle, turn off lights when not in use and turning off water when not in use.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K

Price:

  • $5 per person per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS3-2 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - people's activity impact on local env.

Discover the world of plants and trees through seeds. We will disect a lima bean seed and identify all the parts. We will discuss what seeds need to sprout into a plant and we will also talk about seed dispersal.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2

Price:

  • $5 per person, per hour

In the first part of this two-part tracking program, students will be introduced to the art of tracking. Students will learn to identify tracking patterns and shapes made by animals as they travel in snow or mud.
In the second part of the program students will be engaged in hands-on outdoor exploration and try to figure out which animals are inhabiting our area. Students will use the skills they learned in the classroom to decode the tracks and signs that they discover while exploring the area.

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2, 3

Price:

  • Children - $ 5.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • $5 per child per hour
    Teachers and Chaperones are free

Wonder Walk is a gentle exploration that focuses on using our senses to learn about nature. What can we see, hear, smell, and safely touch in nature? Can we identify a tree by its smell or texture? What shapes and colors can we find? What does a bird's song tell us? What words can we use to describe soil? Why do animals leave scents behind?

Program Location(s):

Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1

Price:

  • $5 per child per hour
    Teacher and Chaperones are free

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival