Animals in Winter

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
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  • 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.

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