Wetland Communities

Use dip-nets and other scientific tools to explore wetland plants and animals and their unique adaptations for living in water. Learn to identify specific organisms and understand the special characteristics of different water bodies and ecosystems.
At Broadmoor, available wetlands include the marsh, vernal pool, streams, and the Charles River.

Program Location(s):

Broadmoor, Natick


3, 4, 5


  • Based on groups of no more than 15 students
    See current brochure for rates

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
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
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
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

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