School Program | Animal Life Stories | Insects & their Kin: Field Trip Series (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 engage in macroinvertebrate sampling in different habitats to observe and discover the insect's special characteristics including life cycle and roles in their ecosystem such as pollination.

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), per classroom of fewer than 30 students: 1st hours Additional hours Standard Program: $160 $105 Additional mileage costs will also be applied to outreach programs. Field trip session (two-hours) per field group of no more than 15 students: 1st Additional Group Groups 1.5 hours: $150 $120 2.0 hours: $180 $150

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