Great Blue Herons are careful observers, fast movers, and are vital to their habitat. This group is for our students ages 9 to 11 who will hike farther, learn more complex natural history concepts, and do more challenging projects.
This fall we will practice our science skills to do real experiments and data collection in nature while using real science tools. Highlights include learning to use equipment like insect collection nets, ID guides, binoculars, and trail cameras in order to study the wild creatures all around us at the wildlife sanctuary. Some data will even be submitted to real wildlife studies!
September 20: Insect Investigation in the Field (Monarch Watch)
September 27: Rockery Pond Turtle Count (Turtles and Climate)
October 4: Salamander Survey (Coverboard Amphibian Monitoring)
October 11: Life Under a Log (Habitat Preference Experiment)
October 18: How Can You Tell if a River is Healthy? (Water Quality)
October 25: What's a Chickadee's Favorite Food? (Seed Experiment)
November 1: Mammals in Motion (Tracking and Trail Cameras)
November 8: A Wildlife Crime Scene Investigation!
* If needed, we will have a make-up class on November 15th.
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Cori Brauer - Education Coordinator
Bruce Menin - Ipswich River Field Teacher
Drop off/pick is outside in front of the sanctuary buildings. Please come dressed for the weather each class. This is a drop-off class and you will be asked to fill out a short emergency contact and health information form on the first day.