Freshwater Ecology

Choose either a single school-based program or field trip, or combine the two into a series.

In the classroom, explore samples from freshwater ecosystems hands-on and under microscopes, focusing on your choice of biotic and abiotic factors, evolution and adaptation, biotic health indicators, organism identification, or vulnerabilities to climate change.

Take a field trip to a wildlife sanctuary where you'll observe animal and plant life that live in freshwater ponds, streams, marshes, rivers, or vernal pools.

Locations: Your school and/or any Metro West wildlife

Program Location(s):

Broadmoor, Natick
Your school or other location


6, 7, 8


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Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution
7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.
7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.
8-MS-LS1-5 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - how env. and genetics influence growth
HS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. changes drive evolution

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