Aquatic Field Study

During this field study students will focus on aquatic ecosystems and watersheds. Activities may include macroinvertebrate sampling, measuring stream flow, documenting riparian plant communities, and water quality testing. Students will learn the importance of a healthy watershed and discuss science based solutions to local problems. Pre and post trip visits and supplemnetal activities are available to practice and discuss scientific methods, data analysis, and synthesis for an additional fee. 

Program Location(s):

Tidmarsh, Plymouth


9, 10, 11, 12


  • $200/class up to 25 students. Additional students $10/each. Maximum 30 students.

Curriculum Frameworks:

HS-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - how hydrosphere influences other systems
HS-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - resource availability and human activity
HS-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to minimize energy use impacts
HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

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