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During the fall, animals begin preparations to help them survive winter in New England. While some are forced to migrate away, many animals have special characteristics and behaviors that allow them to deal with the colder temperatures and lack of food resources. Through exploration of the schoolyard and various activities, students will learn how native wildlife responds to seasonal changes.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2

Price:

  • Fee is minimum $140/class. Based on average class size of 20. Each additional student over 20 is $7.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
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
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

During the fall, animals begin preparations to help them survive winter in New England. While some are forced to migrate away, many animals have special characteristics and behaviors that allow them to deal with the colder temperatures and lack of food resources. Through exploration of the schoolyard and various activities, students will learn how native wildlife responds to seasonal changes.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9

Price:

  • Fee is minimum $130/class. Based on average class size of 20. Each additional student over 20 is $6.50.

Students will learn how birds meet their basic needs in order to survive through pictures, models, and observing them in the wild.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fees per class: Fees based on average class size of 20 students.

    1 hour, $130
    1.5 hours, $150
    2 hours, $170

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
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
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Salt, sand, and weather extremes can make for a challenging life along the coastline. Come learn how plants and animals have adapted to survive in such a dynamic habitat. Explore the mud flats for crabs, mollusks, and other marine organisms. Learn about the erosive forces that threaten our coastlines and why the protection of salt marshes is so important.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Fees:
    1 hour, $7.00/student (min $140)
    1.5 hours, $8.00/student (min $160)
    2 hours, $9.00/student (min $180)
    *Minimum fees based on average of 20 students/class.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Explore the forest and investigate the plants and animals of that habitat.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fees per student: At the sanctuary/at your school

    1 hour, $6.00/$6.50
    1.5 hours, $7.00/$7.50
    2 hours, $8.00/$8.50

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

On a visit to the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, watch for wildlife while traveling in a tractor-drawn wagon and introduce your students to this unique grassland habitat. Learn how this area used to be a farm, take a brief trail walk through the Red Maple Swamp and visit one of the observation blinds.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fee is $125/wagon.
    Maximum of 30 participants on the wagon. Two wagons available.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
PreK-ESS3-1 (MA) - Earth and Human Activity - how humans use local resources
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Bring your students to the beach for a saltwater exploration to learn what lives between the tides. Go on a scavenger hunt in search of crabs, discover different kinds of shells, and watch for birds feeding on the shore. Learn about special adaptations that allow plants and animals to survive in this sandy, salty habitat.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fees:
    1 hour, $7.00/student (min $140)
    1.5 hours, $8.00/student (min $160)
    2 hours, $9.00/student (min $180)
    *Minimum fees based on average of 20 students/class.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.
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
2-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - wind/water's effect on land
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Students visit a field to observe, collect, and study organisms in their natural habitat.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fees per student: At the sanctuary/at your school

    1 hour, $6.00/$6.50
    1.5 hours, $7.00/$7.50
    2 hours, $8.00/$8.50

Come explore the life of a cavity nesting bird and discover what all the chirping is about! Students will become familiar with some common backyard birds, learn about their nesting habitats, and find out different ways to identify them. Construction of a nest box for their own yards will allow students to continue their learning and make further observations at home. All supplies are included.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 14.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • We can accommodate up to three classes at a time by incorporating additional bird-focused activities and having students rotate through learning stations.
    Fee is $14/participant.
    Chaperones: First five free/class; each additional $5.

Curriculum Frameworks:

PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
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
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Come explore the life of a cavity nesting bird and discover what all the chirping is about! Students will become familiar with some common backyard birds, learn about their nesting habitats, and find out different ways to identify them. Construction of a nest box for their own yards will allow students to continue their learning and make further observations at home. All supplies are included.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9

Price:

  • Children - $ 14.00
  • Adults - $ 5.00
  • We can accommodate up to three classes at a time by incorporating additional bird-focused activities and having students rotate through learning stations.
    Fee is $14/participant.
    Chaperones: First five free/class; each additional $5.

Students visit a pond to observe, collect, and study organisms in their natural habitat; students will also learn about the water cycle and how human and naturally occurring processes affect the health of pond ecosystems.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8, 9

Price:

  • Fees per class: Fees based on average class size of 20 students.

    1 hour, $130
    1.5 hours, $150
    2 hours, $170

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Students visit a pond to observe, collect, and study organisms in their natural habitat.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fees per class: Fees based on average class size of 20 students.

    1 hour, $130
    1.5 hours, $150
    2 hours, $170

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
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Program will focus on seasonal changes around the schoolyard or sanctuary; what plants and animals need to survive; and direct observation of different tree species and their parts.

 

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fee is minimum $140/class. Based on average class size of 20. Each additional student over 20 is $6.50.

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal

Program will focus on seasonal changes around the schoolyard or sanctuary; what plants and animals need to survive; and direct observation of different tree species and their parts.

 

Program Location(s):

Contact us for details

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Fee: $125/class

 

During this lesson, students will continue to explore the seasonal changes of the school yard by investigating the spring chorus of different bird songs and sounds.

 

 

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield
Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2

Price:

  • Fee is minimum $140/class. Based on average class size of 20. Each additional student over 20 is $6.50.

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
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