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
- 50% or more students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.
- 20% to 50% of students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.
- Less than 20% of students are Economically Disadvantaged Students as reported on recent DESE School Report Cards.
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Your school or other location
K, 1, 2
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.