Water Cycle and Erosion Field Trip

Use digital and light microscopes to look closely at soil samples to better understand how weathering influences erosion. Become an aquatic ecologist: decide if the water is healthy based on the animals you collect, and look for signs of erosion in aquatic habitats.

Water Cycle and Erosion is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

Stony Brook, Norfolk

Grades:

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:

4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - mechanical weathering
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - salt:fresh water ratio in biosphere
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans

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