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Compare mammal skulls and determine the adaptations that have allowed the animal to survive as a predator or prey. Learn how to hypothesize an animal's diet from knowledge of its teeth and use your observation skills to identify an unknown skull. Enjoy a short hike while looking for signs left behind by primary and secondary consumers, determine the food chains involved, and link these chains to create the diverse food web of this ecosystem.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with the Changing Ecosystems or Weather and Climate programs. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Full day rates start at $13 per student and depend upon the programs selected. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 130 students for full day programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival

The challenges of living in the 1700's come to life for students as they card and spin wool; study an old map and diary; write with quills; dress in period clothing and decide where to build their homestead. This program takes place either at Moose Hill or at your school.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00
  • Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. Full day rates range from $12 to $13 per student depending upon the programs selected. This program combines well with Habitat Hunt, Native American Life and Maple Sugaring and more.Group size: We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students. Due to our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs.

This hands-on program will bring the challenges of living in the 1700's to life for students! Choose two to four of the followng stations: card and spin wool; read and write with quills; dress in Colonial clothing; and/or plan your homestead. Each station is approxiamtely 20-minutes.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist. Additional naturalists are available so students can rotate to different stations. Please speak to the education coordinator at Moose Hill to discuss the number of stations and topics your school would like to cover. In general the fee is:2 stations for $110 per classroom3 stations for $160 per classroom

Explore pool edges for signs of amphibians, study water samples in search of insect larva, and determine what makes up the food chain of this ecosystem. This program is designed to be paired with our "Pond in the Classroom" program.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full day learning experience. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Speak to the Moose Hill education coordinator to schedule your program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. Minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Read your confirmation letter for additional information.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Walk on trails to experience varieties in terrain, observe erosion and discover two methods used to slow erosion; play an active game that simulates water flowing downhill and how plant cover reduces erosion; and work as a team to create a model that maps the shapes and types of landforms and bodies of water at Moose Hill.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • By selecting a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning you receive a significant discount. Full day rates start at $14 per student depending upon the programs selected. We can serve up to 130 students for full day programs. We provide one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-ESS2-4 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe how wind/water shape landforms
4-ESS1-1 - Earth

Ecosystems are constantly changing. Discover the keystone species that cause most change to our forests, learn to iden­tify invasive species, observe a field undergoing succession and look for signs of competition among plants. A role-play activity will bring understanding of the environmental is­sues of fragmentation and habitat loss.

Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Adaptations and the Food Web, Weather and Climate, or Watersheds and Wetlands. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 140 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Full day rates start at $13 per student and depend upon the programs selected. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 140 students for full day programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

Each student is given a native animal and becomes the group expert on that creature. While exploring field, forest, and wetland habitats, students will search for the food, water, and shelter their animal needs for survival. Students will recognize that animals live only where they can find these resources as well as air and adquate space and that different animals have different needs. Students will also classify the animals and determine how they fit in the food chain. While playing an active game, students discover how animal populations are dependent upon the availability of resouces in their habitat.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00
  • Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. Full day rates start at $13 per student and depend upon the programs selected. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist to 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 140 students for many programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program.

During this engaging program students will listen to a guided imagery story while sitting in a natural setting; learn the life cycle of a bird through imaginary play and determine what makes a good home for specific native animals as they explore and compare the resources available in forest and field habitats.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Senses Galore, Tree-mendous and Native American Pathways. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00

Birds--Eggs & Nests: Learn that birds build nests to raise their young, but adult birds do not use them otherwise. Take a peek at some nests and discover how clever birds can be. Play a game that demonstrates how much work parent birds must do to feed

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1

Price:

  • Discovery programs are designed for small groups of 15 or fewer children per teacher-naturalist. Additional children incur a $3 per person fee with a maximum of 18 children per program.

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival

Come and visit Moose Hill and view the forest and fields as local Native Americans did - seeing the earth as your source of food, medicine, and shelter. Listen and learn from a legend told many years ago and visit a wigwam. Learn how knowledge of the forests and fields was necessary for survival and see if you can find what Indians used as a cup, bowl, and hair-brush.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Maple Sugaring Season, Senses Galore, and Homes are Habitats. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 8.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full day learning experience. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Speak to the Moose Hill education coordinator to schedule your program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. Minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Read your confirmation letter for additional information.

Curriculum Frameworks:

Comp Health: Personal and Community Health: Ecological Health (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Discussion (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Questioning, Listening, and Contributing (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Vocabulary and Concept Development (PreK-12)
Science: Life Science: Characteristics of Living Things (PreK-2)
Science: Earth Science: Earth's Materials (PreK-2)
Science: Earth Science: Periodic Phenomena (PreK-2)
Science: Technology: Engineering Design (PreK-2)

Students will learn how insects are classified when they sing our "Insect Song." After investigating the forest and field edges in search of insects, students will place each insect in the food chain. Students will enjoy a relay game while learning about different types of metamorphosis.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full day learning experience. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Speak to the Moose Hill education coordinator to schedule your program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. Minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Read your confirmation letter for additional information.

Bring earth science to life for your students as they see first-hand how glaciers have marked the New England landscape of Moose Hill. Stand atop an esker while you imagine a river passing under ice. Climb to the summit to observe exposed bedrock, striations, and evidence of plucking. Visit our conglomerate and learn how geologists used glacial erratics like this to determine the path the glacier took.
This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning that can serve up to 130 students. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings; see pricing information.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

4, 5, 6

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Full day rates start at $13 per student and depend upon the programs selected. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 130 students for full day programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

Moose Hill's teacher naturalist will bring the maple sugaring experience to your classroom. The children will learn that trees make sugar and the process needed to create syrup! Students will learn how tree function changes through the seasons, hear a Native American legend describing the discovery of maple sugaring. If allowed, you can saveor the different tastes of maple sap and syrup. During the 55-minute program, students will see and try some Colonial tools used during the maple sugaring season. Offered during February and March only.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • 45-minute program: $100 :55-minute program: $120

This program includes an outdoor maple sugaring tour and an inside lab where students measure the density of sap samples to determine which maple species has the highest sugar yield, and learn the density requirements for syrup. Enjoy the woods as you learn how trees function as sugar factories, compare the taste of sap and syrup, and observe the change in tool technology since Native American times!
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Adaptations and the Food Web, or Tracks & Traces. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 11.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00

Curriculum Frameworks:

8-MS-ESS1-1b - Earth

Visit Moose Hill's maple sugaring operation during this magical time as winter turns to spring. Learn first-hand that trees make sugar and the process needed to create syrup! Students will learn how tree function changes through the seasons; observe tools used by Native Americans, Colonial farmers and today's workers; and savor the different tastes of maple sap and syrup. Offered during February and March only.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

2, 3, 4

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00

Visit Moose Hill's maple sugaring operation during this magical time as winter turns to spring. Learn first-hand that trees make sugar and the process needed to create syrup! Students will learn how tree function changes through the seasons; observe tools used by Native Americans, Colonial farmers and today's workers; and savor the different tastes of maple sap and syrup. Offered during February and March only.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS3-1 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - how humans use local resources
PreK-ESS3-2 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - people's activity impact on local env.

During this program students will experience various aspects of local tribal life and gain respect for the people of the Wampanoag and Massachusetts tribes. We offer 4 stations: 1) The Food Station--see foods that were gathered and grown, use a fire bow and drill, and use a rock to grind corn; 2) The Wetu (home) Station--observe how the home was built when you visit our wetu, learn the roles of men and women in the tribe, see animal hides and hear a legend; 3) The Craft Station--discover the items used for decoration, learn about symbolism and make your own story necklace; and 4) the Game Station--learn about the importance of play in developing necessary skills, learn wisdom through hearing a legend, and play games!

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • One classroom, 2 stations, 55-minutes: $120One classroom, 3 stations, 75-minutes:$160One classroom, 4 stations, 100-minutes: $210Two classrooms, 4 stations, 100-minutes: $420Three classrooms, 3 stations, 75-minutes: $480Four classrooms, 4 stations, 100-minutes: $800Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist. Additional naturalists are available so students can move between the stations. A surcharge may be added to schools beyond a 30-minute drive.

The sanctuary is located at what was the border between the Wampanoag and Massachusetts tribes. During this program students will experience various aspects of local tribal life--hear a legend in the wetu (home), see foods that were gathered and grown, use a fire bow and drill, play games and make a symbolic necklace craft. This field trip program can be held partially indoors if the day is cold or damp. When performed at your school we bring a model of a wetu as well as all of the other supplies.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Habitat Hunt, Settling New England or Maple Sugaring (in March). Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Full day rates start at $13 per student and depend upon the programs selected. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 130 students for full day programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

The sanctuary is located at what was the border between the Wampanoag and Massachusetts tribes. During this program students will experience various aspects of local tribal life--hear a legend in the wetu (home), see foods that were gathered and grown, use a fire bow and drill, play games and make a symbolic necklace craft. This field trip program can be held partially indoors if the day is cold or damp. When performed at your school we bring a model of a wetu as well as all of the other supplies.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Habitat Hunt, Settling New England or Maple Sugaring (in March). Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 11.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00

Visit Moose Hill and view the forest and fields as Native American did--seeing the earth as your source for food and shelter. Listen and learn from a legend told many years ago and visit a wigwam (wetu in Wampanoag). Learn how knowledge of the seasons and ripening of plants was necessary for survival and see if you can find what Wampanoags used as a cup, bowl and hair brush!

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 9.00

During this program children will experience living a wetu (wigwam) through guided imagery; listen to a legend; see what the Wampanoag people would have gathered and grown for food and then play a game that tests their memory!

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • 30-minute program fee: $100 per class45-minute program fee: $120 per classGroup size is limited to one class per presentation to allow for interaction with the naturalist. Preschool class size is 18 or fewer children. A surcharge may be applied to sites beyond a a 30-minute drive from Moose Hill.

Discovery teachers bring nature into your classroom! Our teacher-naturalists enjoy engaging young children and use a variety of activies to teach them key concepts about native species. Activities may include stories, games, manipulatives, fingerplays and song. Classes are kept small (under 16 children) to give all of the children the opportunity to touch and question. Register for our full Nature Discovery Series to receive significant savings!

Select the following topics: Bats, Baby birds, Butterflies, Chipmunks, Frogs*, Deer, Habitats, Honeybees, Insects*, Maple sugaring, Native Americans, Opossums, Owls, Pond life*, Salamanders*, Turkeys, Turtles*, Walk like an animal and Winter survival. The "*" indicates a program with a live animal.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1

Price:

  • 30-minute Discovery Programs: $60 per class. Preschool class size is limited to16 or less children per presentation.

    A travel fee may be applied to sites beyond a 30-minute drive.

We bring the pond to you--without a mess! Select this great program to lean about insect food chains, adaptation, classification and metamorphosis.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6

Price:

  • Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist. Additional naturalists are available. $90/class for a 45-minute presentation; $110/class for a 55-minute presentation

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

Students will become aquatic entomologists inside and outside of the "lab." Using tools to sample the wetland edge they will learn to classify aquatic insects, observe stages of metamorphosis and discover the adaptations used to survive in a watery world. Students will also participate in building an aquatic food chain using the creatures we discover.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full day learning experience. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Speak to the Moose Hill education coordinator to schedule your program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. Minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program.

Bring Nature Inside and Stimulate Science Learning. Expand your preschool's science learning through guided discovery of the natural world!
Moose Hill's naturalist will help children recognize some of the common creatures that live locally and will direct students in ways to categorize and compare living things. We incorporate Massachusetts' science education objectives (S.T.E.M.) for preschoolers, encouraging curiosity while developing skills of observing, describing, and sorting.
By focusing on local nature, children develop a sense of place and an awareness of their natural surroundings. To engage your preschoolers, we may incorporate inquiry, manipulatives, storybooks, games, puppets, simple crafts, finger plays, and creative dramatics into the 30-minute programs. Programs start with a general introduction, (What is a forest? What is a reptile?) that then narrows on a specific plant or animal. Regular visits help children to understand seasonal changes and connections between natural things.

Contact us for this year's program listing!
"Theme of the Month" Programs: Each month, Moose Hill offers a specific topic within a more general theme (i.e. a box turtle progam during reptile month). The monthly topics are on a three year rotation to accommodate children who are enrolled in your program for multiple years. You are not obligated to participate every month, but by booking multiple visits you will receive a significant discount!
"Theme of your Choice" Programs: If our scheduled themes do not fit your needs, you may schedule any of the above listed programs on a different month or any of the programs listed below for our standard program fee. Let us know if there is another topic you would like and we will create a program for you!

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K

Price:

  • * "Theme of the Month" Program fee $60 per class. Book 5 or more months to receive the discounted rate of $55 per class! Program topics change yearly. Contact us for this year's brochure.* "Theme of your Choice" Program fee $65 per class.* Maximum 18 students per class. Schedule us for back-to-back classes! * A surcharge will be applied to sites beyond a 30-minute drive and/or when the break between programs exceeds 1 hour.

Bring earth science to life for your students as they look for evidence of the rock cycle at work and see first-hand how glaciers have marked the New England landscape of Moose Hill. Stand atop an esker while you imagine a river passing under ice. Climb to the summit to observe exposed bedrock, striations, and evidence of plucking. Observe signs of weathering and erosion and separate soil into its key components. Use a simple key to determine igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and play a rock cycle game. Visit our conglomerate and learn how geologists used glacial erratics like this to determine the path the glacier took.
Note to Teachers: Students are expected to have prior knowledge of: 1) the layers of the earth (magma and crust), 2) what minerals are, 3) rocks consist of minerals, and 4) the three categories of rock.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00
  • Your 2 hour trip can be combined with a 30-minute lunch break and another program such as Landforms of New England..We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 85 students per day for this combined program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-ESS1-1 - Earth

Through games, hikes and comparisons students will learn about the rock cycle and how soils are formed. Use a simple key to determine igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks; observe erosion and weathering atop Moose Hill. Samples of soil cores are used to make connections between soil types and plant communities.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Tree-mendous Trees, Habitat Hunt, Tracks and Traces or Settling New England. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
4-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - plate tectonics

Bring earth science to life for your students as they look for evidence of the rock cycle at work and see first-hand how glaciers have marked the New England landscape of Moose Hill. Stand atop an esker while you imagine a river passing under ice. Climb to the summit to observe exposed bedrock, striations, and evidence of plucking. Observe signs of weathering and erosion and separate soil into its key components. Use a simple key to determine igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and play a rock cycle game. Visit our conglomerate and learn how geologists used glacial erratics like this to determine the path the glacier took.
Note to Teachers: Students are expected to have prior knowledge of: 1) the layers of the earth (magma and crust), 2) what minerals are, 3) rocks consist of minerals, and 4) the three categories of rock.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 15.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00
  • Your 3.5 - 4 hour trip includes a 30-minute lunch break.We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 85 students per day for this combined program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

During this program students will learn the difference between minerals and rocks, discover the common items used around the home that are made from minerals, and work at stations to explore the physical properties of minerals! The 55-minute option allows time to learn about the 3 categories of rock and the processes that form them.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 45-minute program fee: $100 per classroom.55-minute program fee: $120 per classrom

On your Moose Hill adventure children will experience the natural world through their five senses just like wild animals do. Children will use "different eyes" to see like a hawk or an insect, test their noses as they follow a scent trail, and play a game of "owl hears". As students explore their five senses they will learn how different animals use their senses to survive in the wild.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Trees, Homes are Habitats, Signs of the Season or Native American Pathways. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00

Curriculum Frameworks:

Comp Health: Personal and Community Health: Ecological Health (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Discussion (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Questioning, Listening, and Contributing (PreK-12)
Eng Lang Arts: Language: Vocabulary and Concept Development (PreK-12)
Science: Life Science: Living Things and Their Environment (PreK-2)
Science: Physical Science: Observable Properties of Objects (PreK-2)

During your visit to Moose Hill's trails children will look for signs of the season and discover the delight of a walk in the woods as you observe how the plants and animals respond to seasonal weather changes. We will play a game of concentration using natural items to help attune the children to the ever changing world around them. While exploring the outdoors in the spring and summer we will search for a red backed salamander under rocks and logs while in the winter and fall we will search for squirrels and their tracks!
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with the Tree-mendous and the Senses Galore programs. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Full day rates start at $11.50 per student and depend upon the programs selected. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 130 students for full day programs. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged the student rate. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.

Students will enjoy an interactive indoor lesson about animal track patterns and as well as an outdoor exploration of our trails during this two hour program. Learn how the physical characteristics of body shape, leg length and foot type determine each animal's track pattern and apply this knowledge to solve track mysteries. Explore the forest trails and meadow edge for the signs animals leave behind and discover how chew marks, burrows and scat are used to identify an animal!
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Habitat Hunt, Native American Life, Trees are Terrific, Rock On or Maple Sugaring. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00

While exploring the trails of Moose Hill children come to understand how a tree functions and changes with the seasons through observations and role-play. They will learn about conifers and broadleaf trees and identify some trees by leaf shape. When walking, students will observe the life cycle of trees from seedling to maturity to decay while we discover which animals rely on trees for their lives.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Signs of the Season, Homes are Habitats, and Indian Pathways. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 1.5 hour program may be combined with another program to create a full day learning experience. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings.

While exploring the trails of Moose Hill, students come to learn how to classify trees and observe the life cycle. Through observations and role-play, students will discover how trees change through the seasons. Groups may choose to learn about tree anatomy or how to use a simple key for tree identification.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full day learning experience. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings. Speak to the Moose Hill education coordinator to schedule your program.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

The children will be introduced to water, as it is present in the natural environment; experience water in each of its three states; view a water cycle demonstration and act out the water cycle themselves! Wicked cool!

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2

Price:

  • $100 per 45-minute classroom presentation

Following an interactive demonstration of watershed function, students take to the trails and use a contour map to study how the shape of the land directs water flow. Compare wetland versus upland soils and learn to identify some wetland indicator plants. Play a game that demonstrates the importance of wetland protection.
This 2-hour program may be combined with another program to create a full-day of hands-on learning that can serve up to 130 students. Full day programs are offered at a significant savings; see pricing information.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon
your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 9.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - solar radiation/gravity drive water cycle

Act out being air molecules to gain an understanding of the atmospheric conditions that influence weather. Take simple weather measurements and make a forecast. Enjoy a walk as you discover how the forest community is adapted to climate.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Habitat Hunt, Native American Life, Trees are Terrific, or another program in our catalog. Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Program Location:

Moose Hill, Sharon

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 10.00
  • Adults - $ 10.00

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - use graphs to predict seasonal weather
3-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - weather varies by world region
8-MS-ESS2-5 - Earth's Systems - patterns in air mass interactions
8-MS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - how ocean effects regional weather