Come to Arcadia and visit pond, field and forest habitats. Students will begin with a participatory activity to learn some of the plants and animals found in each habitat, and their adaptations. In small groups, students will explore each habitat. Pond exploration will include using small nets to find insects and other invertebrates as well as amphibians. The forest exploration will include a hike looking for animal homes, exploring aging pine trees, and learning what lives in and under a log. In the field, students will use nets to look for grasshoppers, crickets and other insects. To conclude, children will verbally share their discoveries and participate in an active game.Classes are invited to bring a picnic lunch.
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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:
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
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
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.