Classroom: Introduce students to freshwater pond
ecology through exploration: Who lives where
throughout the habitat? What and who are needed to make a freshwater pond? We will end with an activity that demonstrates the food web and shows how important balance is in all of our ecosystems.
Field Trips: Take a deeper dive into local ponds at Felix Neck and Cranberry Acres as we examine sediment samples in search of aquatic invertebrates and amphibians. Students learn to identify, count, and
record their findings, and discuss the intricate life cycles, food webs, and survival adaptations of pond organisms. We will end with a discussion of how our island's ponds are responding to climate change and what we can do to help.