Animal Life Stories Field Trip Series | Winter Survival

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

Students will examine the survival strategies of animals in winter and learn tracking identification skills while investigating winter habitats. Winter only.

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 Hr Additional Hrs
    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

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
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

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