Climate Change Hike

Guided by a Teacher-Naturalist, students will visit key areas on the sanctuary that are being, or will be, affected by climate change. Examples include: the invasion of southern butterflies in our meadows, the decline in moose numbers, the loss of cool hemlock groves, the spread of invasive plants and more. This walk will take a hard look at the effects of climate change, but the message will not be doom and gloom. Students will also experience the positive steps the sanctuary is taking to reduce its carbon emissions and the ways we strive to monitor and mitigate stressors on our wildlife.

*This program can be taught outside in your schoolyard following all COVID-safe guidelines. Or, invite one of our experienced teacher naturalists into your online class.

Program Location(s):

Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
Your school or other location


8, 9, 10


  • At sanctuary $4.50 per student per hour.
    This program may be done at your site if there is an outdoor space.
    At school $5.00 per student per hour.
    Minimum 12 students for pricing purposes.
    Adult teachers and chaperones are free.

Curriculum Frameworks:

8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems

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