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Use nature journaling to explore the difference of physical and behavioral adaptations and how it helps wildlife survive. Participate in fun activities exploring live wildlife at our sanctuaries and discuss which have the most interesting and mind blowing adaptations.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
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.
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

Students will explore different types of animal and plant adaptations, and how they have learned to survive in different environments and habitats. We will look at natural artifacts to inspire enthusiastic discussions.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
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.
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-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

Take a trip to one of our local wildlife sanctuaries to discuss and explore evolutionary response and variance out in the field. Making observations, drawing and recording our ideas, discussing our findings with our colleagues, and working with our teacher naturalists makes for a memorable educational experience.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - explore fossil record through time
6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution
7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection
8-MS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - artificial selection

By studying bones & skulls we can see a story of evolutionary response and variance within a variety of organisms. Working in groups we can study real biological artifacts and hypothesize behaviors or function based on our observations.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - explore fossil record through time
6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution
7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.
8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection
8-MS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - artificial selection

Students will define climate, learn the carbon cycle, discuss the impacts of human caused climate change in our towns and cities, and explore ways to positively impact their environment. The sanctuaries are a perfect place to see renewable energy devices in action. Visit our solar panels and discover alternative energy options.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - energy flow over time influences climate
HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change

Students will define climate, learn the carbon cycle, discuss the impacts of climate change in their community, and explore ways to positively impact their environment. Group discussions will connect students to local efforts and how they can get involved. If done in a series, teacher naturalists can help facilitate project ideas for end of year service projects.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-4 - Earth's Systems - energy flow over time influences climate
HS-ESS2-6 - Earth's Systems - carbon cycle
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change

Use field nets, field guides, and scientific equipment to explore local habitats. Students will create a local food chain & food web while learning about the different stages within the cycle. Work in large groups to build a local food web and search for local wildlife on the trails.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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
3-LS4-5 (MA) - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - pop. survival depends on 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
5-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - composter designs
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

Students will create a local food chain & food web while learning about the different stages within the cycle (producers, consumers, and decomposers). We will explore local animal ambassadors to study and discuss what role their energy has in this cycle.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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
3-LS4-5 (MA) - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - pop. survival depends on 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
5-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - composter designs
5-PS3-1 - energy - energy transfer in animals

Use field nets, field guides, and scientific equipment to explore and compare different habitats. What types of plants can we find in each? How does that determine what types of animals we may find? Learn what makes each one special to wildlife and people.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - energy/fuel resources renewables
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans

Learn why all animals need food, water, shelter, and space. Various habitats will be discussed and students will be challenged to think about biotic & abiotic components in a game called habitat charades.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

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
3-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - weather varies by world region
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

Use nature journaling to better understand how and why scientists classify local organisms. Compare the traits of animals and plants that you find and create a class field guide of your experience to reinforce learning.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
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-LS4-2 - 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-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

Students will learn how and why scientists classify living things. They will participate in classification activities and by the end of the program will be able to identify the five animal vertebrate groups.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

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
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.
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-LS4-2 - 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-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

Visit one of our local sanctuaries to explore evidence do of plate tectonics or glaciers activity from the past. Investigate the life cycle of the forest and how living things respond to changes through structure and behavior. Learn about some of the research Mass Audubon is doing to understand the effects climate change has on this resource.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ESS1-4 - Earth's Place in the Universe - aging rock layers and index fossils
6-MS-ESS2-3 - Earth's Systems - geologic evidence for plate techtonics
7-MS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - geologic evidence in disaster forcasting
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
8-MS-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - Earth's interior convection/rock cycle

Explore the life cycle of the forest and how living things respond to changes through structure and behavior. Look at foliage characteristics and plant adaptations to determine biodiversity. Discuss how plate tectonics or glaciers have shaped the forests we now explore.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ESS1-4 - Earth's Place in the Universe - aging rock layers and index fossils
6-MS-ESS2-3 - Earth's Systems - geologic evidence for plate techtonics
7-MS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - geologic evidence in disaster forcasting
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
8-MS-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - Earth's interior convection/rock cycle

Take simple weather measurements and predict a forecast. Explore how the land, communities of people, and local wildlife respond to short term weather events and longer-term seasonal patterns. Hike the sanctuary during the Fall, Winter or Spring with your students depending on your curriculum.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

1, 2, 3, 4

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
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
3-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - use graphs to predict seasonal weather
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

Students will explore the life cycle of several groups of animals and discover how each one is special in its own way. For insects, we will identify the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis, and which species has them.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2, 3, 4

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
3-LS4-5 (MA) - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - pop. survival depends on reproduction
4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

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

Take a trip to one of our local wildlife sanctuaries to discuss and learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energies. What is the difference and why is sustainable energy sources important? Explore how Mass Audubon uses renewable energy sources to power their facilities.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ETS1-5 (MA) - Engineering Design - visual representation of design solution
7-MS-LS2-5 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - designs for protecting an ecosystem
7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

A hands on investigation of how energy makes its way through the environment in the forms of light, heat, and wind. Students wok with a professional teacher naturalist to discuss and explore and how we can capture that energy for our communities.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - explore fossil record through time
7-MS-ESS3-4 - Earth and Human Activity - technological mitigation in resource use
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Through hikes, activities, and observations students will identify various rocks and their meaning in the landscape. Search for Puddingstone to discover a special type of conglomerate that is our state rock. We will also explore and discuss our land's past through fossils.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

2, 3, 4

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-ESS2-4 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe how wind/water shape landforms
3-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - fossils show env. changes in organisms
4-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - plate tectonics

Learn about the rock life cycle and study real rocks and minerals hands on. Group activities will help students explore how they form. Then, examine fossils and explore the study of past living organisms.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

2-ESS2-4 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe how wind/water shape landforms
3-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - fossils show env. changes in organisms
4-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - plate tectonics

Join Mass Audubon educators as we learn how energy from the sun powers life on Earth, both living processes and the technologies we use to power our communities. Each lesson explores one aspect of the energy cycle within biotic and abiotic systems; including photosynthesis, consumers, decomposers, renewable, and non-renewable energies.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location
Online

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Base price is $976 for the entire unit. 20% discount is $781/unit, 30% discount is $683/unit. Unit includes 7 lessons, but can be prorated. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Trees provide much more than shade or pretty additions to city streets and neighborhood parks. This unit explores habitats, adaptations, and life cycles, with trees as a unifying theme. With accessibility to all learners as a priority, lessons highlight the diversity of trees across various Massachusetts habitats, including suburban, urban and rural areas. Nature journaling assignments highlight observation and other science skills and encourage students to choose a tree near their home or school to chronicle throughout the unit.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location
Online

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Base price is $976 for the entire unit. 20% discount is $781/unit, 30% discount is $683/unit. Unit includes 7 lessons, but can be prorated. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Are trees the solution to climate change? Through place-based, inquiry driven investigation, students will study the role of trees in the carbon cycle, and expand their investigation to find out whether forest sequestration, or indeed any one nature-based solution, is enough to fight climate change. Finally, students will explore their own role as a changemaker by planning a collective, climate-positive action.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Base price is $976 for the entire unit. 20% discount is $781/unit, 30% discount is $683/unit. Unit includes 7 lessons, but can be prorated. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

In this unit we will explore different types of "minibeasts", or invertebrates, like worms, pill bugs, and more. Students will engage in outdoor investigations to find out where the best place is for a minibeast to live. Students will document their observations in field journals as they explore different habitats in their schoolyard and use models to explain how these habitats may or may not support the needs of invertebrates. Finally, students will expand their investigation to explore the role invertebrates play to enrich the soil, and understand how humans can learn from them to reduce their footprint and protect their local environment.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Base price is $697 for the entire unit. 20% discount is $558/unit, 30% discount is $488/unit. Unit includes 5 lessons, but can be prorated. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-ESS3-3 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to reduce natural resource use
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

In this unit, students will get outside and investigate the ways stronger storms impact their communities, specifically through rain and snow. They will identify places of vulnerability and places of resilience in their schoolyard or neighborhood. As a culminating project, they will design solutions to help reduce the impacts of stronger storms in their area and communicate it with members of their community.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Base price is $837 for the entire unit. 20% discount is $670/unit, 30% discount is $586/unit. Unit includes 6 lessons, but can be prorated. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - design solutions to weather damage
4-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to natural disaster impact
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans

While incorporating some of the same activities and discussions from the "In Class" description, students will get the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary to learn about particular species that sanctuary is working to protect. It could be Blanding's turtles at Oak Knoll, river herring at Tidmarsh, or coastal waterbirds at Allen's Pond and North River.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems
HS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. changes drive evolution

What are some of the challenges conservation scientists have when trying to protect local endangered species like the Timber Pine Rattlesnake or The American Chestnut Tree? Students will review literature and data sets regarding local conservation efforts, which will drive group discussions and potential solutions.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and carrying capacity
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems
HS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. changes drive evolution

At one of our sanctuaries,students will explore a watershed model and run an experiment to discuss outcomes of runoff, flooding, sediment distribution, and potential pollution impacts. We will discuss ground water and study real live bio-indicator species in our wetlands to help monitor it's health.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-5 - Earth's Systems - chemical/physical properties of water
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Students will explore a watershed model and run an experiment to discuss outcomes of runoff, flooding, sediment distribution, and potential pollution impacts. We will discuss ground water, aquifers, and explore the bioindicator species that help people monitor the health of our local Watersheds.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-5 - Earth's Systems - chemical/physical properties of water
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-6 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - change and resilience in ecosystems
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

Through activities and games explore the difference between weather and climate, and why its important for our municipalities to have a plan and be more prepared for managing storms. Learn how it impacts the land, and visit our wetlands to explore how preserving them benefits our local community.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ETS1-5 (MA) - Engineering Design - visual representation of design solution
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
8-MS-ESS2-5 - Earth's Systems - patterns in air mass interactions
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Through activities and games explore the difference between weather and climate. Learn how it impacts the land, how the land can be preserved to protect the spaces we live, and what people are doing to develop more storm resilient communities.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

6-MS-ETS1-5 (MA) - Engineering Design - visual representation of design solution
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
8-MS-ESS2-5 - Earth's Systems - patterns in air mass interactions
8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Discover what a wetland habitat is and its importance in the water cycle. Use maps, dip nets, and ponding tools to learn about the water's movement, it's inhabitants, and what makes this type of land special. Depending on which sanctuary you visit; you may explore vernal pools, ponds, streams, marsh, and swamp, or tidal zones. Learn how each one is special in its own way.

This field trip is available at all of our South East Sanctuaries which include Allen's Pond, North River, Oak Knoll, and Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Program Location(s):

North River, Marshfield

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • 2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students. Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - map area's landforms and water bodies
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - salt:fresh water ratio in biosphere

Students will participate in group activities and learn what makes a wetland, a wetland. They will describe and compare the different types of wetlands found in MA and how they benefit people and our communities. This lesson will include a lesson on the water cycle and how water flows and gathers over land.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Standard In-Class Pricing: $155 for the first hour, $125 per hour for additional hours Specialty In-Class Pricing with an Animal or Art Element: $250 for the first hour, $155 per hour for additional hours Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Curriculum Frameworks:

1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - map area's landforms and water bodies
3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - salt:fresh water ratio in biosphere