Ecosystem Exploration

Students will explore the dynamics of Massachusetts ecosytems through the lens of food webs and energy flow. This interactive field trip will compare specific ecosystems at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary and through engaging activities students will learn what it takes for organisms to survive in these habitats and the adaptations that allow them to do so. This is a three hour field trip, including lunch, but may be shortened or lengthened depending on your specific needs. 

Program Location(s):

Tidmarsh, Plymouth

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

  • $150/class up to 20 students. Additional students $10/each. Maximum 30 students.

Curriculum Frameworks:

3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
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-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect 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

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