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Examine animal artifacts to discover how animals are adapted to the places and climates in which they live. Explore different habitats and discuss what adaptations an animal would need to survive there. Create your own animal adapted to a specific habitat.

Program Location:

Oak Knoll, Attleboro
your school or other location

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5

Price:

  • Children - $ 6.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • You Come to Us:1 Hour Program: $6.00 per studentDiscounts given for back to back programs.Minimum of 12 children or $72 fee. Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.

Curriculum Frameworks:

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
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
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
5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

During this interactive lesson students will explore different physical and behavioral adaptations wildlife use to survive.  Students will observe artifacts to hypothesize an organism's physical role in an ecosystem, while using behavioral information to hypothesize an organism’s response to environmental stimuli.  Lessons are designed to be fun and enlightening.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/classGroup size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

Curriculum Frameworks:

5-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants use of air, water, energy

During this ineractive lesson students will learn how and why scientists classify living things, and will be able to identify the difference between; vertebrates and invertebrates, the 5 main vertebrate classes, and characteristics of each group.  This program includes STEM based learning styles, the use of biofacts, and a live animal demonstration with one of our small native species.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/classGroup size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

Curriculum Frameworks:

4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

What is a seed? In this program students will learn the anatomy of a plant and seed, what a seed looks like, and the special adaptations plants have for dispersing their seeds.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • We Go to You:45-minute program $75.00/classDiscounts given for back to back programs when breaks do not occur.Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

We'll explore the roles and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in the process of energy transfer in a food web.Comparisons of skull and teeth of herbivores and carnivores demonstrate how knowledge of anatomy and function can lead us to hypothesize about the diet of different animals. We'll study animal adaptations that help them succeed in their food web niche.

Program Location:

Oak Knoll, Attleboro

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8

Price:

  • Children - $ 6.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • You Come to Us:1 hour program: $6.00 per student Discounts given for back to back programs.Minimum of 12 children or $72 fee.

We'll explore the roles and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in the process of energy transfer in a food web. Comparisons of skull and teeth of herbivores and carnivores demonstrate how knowledge of anatomy and function can lead us to hypothesize about the diet of different animals. We'll study animal adaptations that help them succeed in their food web niche.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/classGroup size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

We will study what makes the forest so special from the leaves that produce food, to the rotting logs that return nutrients to the soil.  Students will observe leaf and stick characteristics to identify various species of trees, and learn what makes each one special.  Which local animals depend on trees?  How do they use them for food and shelter?  These are just some of the questions we will explore as we study the interconnections of the forest.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/class$90 for each additional same day program.Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

Curriculum Frameworks:

Science: Life Science: Living Things and Their Environment (6-8)

During this interactive lesson students will learn that all living things need basic requirements in their habitat such as food, water, shelter, and space to survive.  Through group discussions students will figure out how life adapts or migrates if it cannot get these basic requirements, and in some cases how organisms can change the environment to survive.  This lesson will focus on Massachusetts habitats.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/classGroup size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
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

Ever wonder how animals deal with the cold New England winter? Now you can find out. We'll learn which animals stick around, who migrates, and who remains dormant all winter long!  Students will discuss the definition and differences of hibernation, dormancy, and migration.  To help better understand the concepts, the entire class will act out these survival behaviors in a group activity.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

1, 2, 3

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/class$90 for each additional same day program.45-minute program $75.00/class$70 for each additional same day program.Discounts given for back to back programs when breaks do not occur.Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

During this interactive lesson students will compare life cycles of vertebrates like frogs, and invertebrates like dragonflies.  Working in groups students will explore the concepts of "complete" and "incomplete" metamorphosis as they try to determine which category they have been assigned.  This knowledge will then be applied to discussing the life cycles of other local wildlife.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6

Price:

  • We Go to You:1 hour program $100.00/classGroup size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

Students will explore the life cycles of frogs and butterflies while exploring the adaptations that make them unique.  Students will also learn about their important role in the environment. Through live animal presentations (depending on availability) and examples of animal artifacts students with get an up close view of the natural world around them.

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • We Go to You:45-minute program $75.00/classDiscounts given for back to back programs when breaks do not occur.Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

This program is a hands on investigation of how energy makes its way through the environment in the forms of light and wind, and how we benefit from it's conversion to heat and electricity. We will discuss the benefits of moving to cleaner and healthier forms of energy for our communities. Students will also move through interactive stations with hands on activities exploring solar cells, wind generators, and even potato batteries!

Program Location:

your school or other location

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

  • 1 hour program $100.00/class$90 for each additional same day program.Group size is limited to one class per presentation to allow interaction with the naturalist.A surcharge may be applied to programs that require intensive supplies or those located over 20 miles from Oak Knoll.

Curriculum Frameworks:

Eng Lang Arts: Language: Questioning, Listening, and Contributing (PreK-12)
Science: Life Science: Energy and Living Things (3-5)
Science: Physical Science: Light Energy (3-5)
Science: Technology: Materials and Tools (3-5)
Science: Technology: Engineering Design (3-5)

Many of the animals that students are familiar with go through metamorphosis during their lives. We'll explore the the marsh, pond and field at Oak Knoll to search for the larval and adults forms of frogs and butterflies.

Program Location:

Oak Knoll, Attleboro

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

  • Children - $ 6.00
  • Adults - $ 0.00
  • You Come to Us:1 hour program: $6.00 per studentDiscounts given for back to back programs.Minimum of 12 children or $72 fee.