School Program | Animal Life Stories | Field Trip Series: Birds (K-2)

Field Trip Series: School-based introductory program followed by a field trip with a final wrap-up lesson at your school

Students will be introduced to birds and their diverse habitat needs. Students will participate in activities using binoculars, investigate feeding behaviors, and begin to identify species by sight and sound.

Intro School Program (one-hour) Students practice observation and journaling while exploring their schoolyard ecosystem. Students will focus on the tools and skills needed to observe wildlife during their field trip.

Field Trip (1.5-2.0 hours) Students visit the habitats of wildlife to learn about their characteristics, structures, signs and life cycles. Students will have the opportunity to collect organisms and record data about their observations.

Follow-up School Program (one-hour) Students engage in activities and discussion routines to more deeply investigate concepts and organisms observed during the field trip.

Program Location(s):

Ipswich River, Topsfield
Your school or other location


K, 1, 2


  • Classroom sessions (one-hour each, pre and post field trip), for fewer than 30 students: First hour at $160 and $105 for every additional hour. Additional mileage costs will also be applied to outreach programs. Field trip session (two-hours) per sub-group of no more than 15 students: $180 for the first sub-group and $150 for each additional group. Maximum of 6 sub-groups of 15 students or 90 total students.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

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