Life in the Water

Choose either a single school-based program or field trip, or combine the two into a series.
In the classroom, use scientific tools to investigate samples of aquatic life. Add a live wildlife visit to look at adaptations to habitat, explore an aquatic food web, or see life cycle stages.
In the field, use dip nets and other tools as you explore the unique life cycles of the organisms that live in the water and depend on wetland and upland habitats to survive.
Locations: Your school and/or any Metro West wildlife sanctuary

Program Location(s):

Drumlin Farm, Lincoln
Your school or other location


K, 1, 2


  • See current brochure for field trip rates at a sanctuary, or outreach rates if we are exploring a water body near the school.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

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