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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.

Forest Habitat (preK-2)

In small groups, students will explore a forest habitat and observe plants and animals as well as the relationships between them. Students will participate in a scavenger hunt looking for both living and non-living components of a forest. Students will investigate the layers of a fallen log and learn to properly and safely turn it over to see what can be found underneath. We will have a group sharing and play a game of "Oh Deer" in which children simulate the life of a white-tailed deer.

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

  • PreK-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - local plants/animals interdependence

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

  • K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time

  • 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

  • 1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal

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

Contact:

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