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Vernal Pools

Students will explore a vernal pool using pond nets and collecting bins. They will learn what can be found in a vernal pool, life cycles of common organisms, and how living things meet their basic needs. Students will learn the different zones in a vernal pool as well as adaptations of animals in each zone. To summarize their findings, students will make a large vernal pool mural or participate in an active vernal pool activity.

Program Location(s):

  • Arcadia, Easthampton

Grades:

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:

  • 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-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:

For more information email us - [email protected].