Wetland Communities

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

Use scientific tools to investigate samples of aquatic life in a classroom wet-lab. Add a live wildlife visit to complete your exploration of wetland energy flow or adaptations. In the schoolyard or your community, use dip-nets and other tools as you explore the unique life cycles of the organisms that live in a water body in your community.

On a Field Trip, use dip-nets and other scientific tools to explore wetland 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
Your school or other location


3, 4, 5


  • See current brochure for rates.
    Travel fee applies for outreach.

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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