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Monarch caterpillar

Fall Discovery

Autumn is a time of change in the natural world and a wonderful time to explore the forests at Arcadia. We will divide into small groups and take a forest discovery hike learning about seasonal changes. By observing leaf patterns and looking for similar characteristics, students will begin to learn classification skills. Students simulate squirrels and chipmunks gathering acorns in order to prepare for the long winter months. Students will learn the different winter survival strategies of local animals by playing a game. We will begin and end with a large group activitie. This program is 2 1/2 hours with 30 minutes for students to eat lunch.

Program Location(s):

  • Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

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:

  • PreK-ESS2-1 (MA) - Earth's Systems - how different local env. provide homes

  • PreK-ESS2-6 (MA) - Earth's Systems - examples of weather impact on organisms

  • PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs

  • K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food

  • 1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns

  • 1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts

  • 1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival

  • 2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Contact:

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