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Two kids running in the snow. We all need nature—and nature needs you. Together, we can protect the wildlife and wild lands of Massachusetts for generations to come. Make a tax-deductible donation today.

Biodiversity at Arcadia

Students will use the transect, plot, and/or biotic index methods to sample at least 2 different habitats at the sanctuary. They will define biodiversity, identify the living things in their study area, and discuss and relate this to the conservation of Massachusetts species.

3 hours of instruction time however, we encourage you to bring a picnic lunch.

Program Location(s):

  • Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

5, 6, 7, 8

Price:

Half day= $200 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is up to 2 hours. Full day = $300 per class (up to 25 students), fieldtrip duration is 2-4 hours.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

  • 7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size

  • 7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.

  • 7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.

  • 7-MS-LS2-6 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - biodiversity limit resources for humans

  • 8-MS-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - natural selection

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].