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.
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.

Field Trip: Boston Animals and Their Homes: Grades K to 2

Students will investigate the varied and complex ways that local animals live in our environment throughout the four seasons. Through hands-on / minds-on exploration and shelter building, students will understand what it takes for animals to make a home in Boston. Additionally, students will make comparisons between the found homes of insects and the built homes of birds, bees, and even humans. This program is offered year-round!

Field trips are 2 hour guided programs led by Teacher Naturalists and are held outdoors. Schools are welcome to extend the field trip with an outdoor picnic lunch/snack and a visit to the nature play area. School groups are divided into groups of 15 students with 1 Teacher Naturalist.

Field Trip prices are a sliding scale:

First Group of 15 Students:

  • Tier 1 $120
  • Tier 2 $150
  • Tier 3 $180

Each Additional Group of 15 Students:

  • Tier 1 $90
  • Tier 2 $120
  • Tier 3 $150

Tier 1

  • 50% or more students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.

Tier 2

  • 20% to 50% of students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.

Tier 3

  • Less than 20% of students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.

Program Location(s):

  • Boston Nature Center, Mattapan

  • Your school or other location

Grades:

K, 1, 2

Price:

Children - $8.00

Field Trip Fees are based on a Sliding Scale (see above). 10% Discount for a Series of programs (3 or more). 20% Discount for non-concurrent programs done on the same day, in the same location. Additional fee for off-site locations: Tier 1 - $50 / Tier 2 - $75 / Tier 3 - $100

Learning Standards Supported:

  • K-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - organisms change env.

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

  • 2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].