School Program | Landscapes & Landforms Field Trip Series (2-4)

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

Intro School Program (one-hour): Students experiment with sand and soil to test the effects of wind and water on landscape models before designing and testing a simulated landscape to determine its resistance to erosion. Students will discuss natural and human-made forces that shape landscapes through prediction and problem-solving exercises.

Field Trip (two-hour): Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is a dynamic landscape with glacier-made observable landforms. Students will study these formations and collect data on the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition in our local ecosystems.

Classroom (one-hour): Students conclude the series with a series of activities, investigations and discussion routines in which they will demonstrate their understanding of the role of erosion and human impacts on landscapes and landforms.

Location: School & Ipswich River

Program Location(s):

Ipswich River, Topsfield
Your school or other location


2, 3, 4


  • Classroom sessions (one-hour each, pre and post field trip), per classroom of fewer than 30 students: 1st hour 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 2.0 hours: $180 $150

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