School Program | Energy Flow in Wetlands

Take and in-depth look at the producers, consumers, and decomposers found in a wetland. Identify local wetland plants, collect water samples, and catch aquatic creatures in order to discover how matter is recycled and energy flows through these important and fascinating ecosystems. We'll also discuss human impacts on our water over time and how we can all help protect our wetlands.

Program Location(s):

Ipswich River, Topsfield


6, 7, 8


  • 2.5 hours: $11.25/person,
    3 hours: $12.25/person.

    One adult per field group of students may attend at no charge.

    Group price for 10 or fewer participants-- 2.5 hours: $155, 3 hours: $165.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - solar radiation/gravity drive water cycle
7-MS-ESS3-4 - Earth and Human Activity - technological mitigation in resource use
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling

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