Field Trip: Fall Trees: Connecting to New England: Grades K to 2
Students will compare and collect different types of leaves on a fall walk through the woods. While describing and classifying leaves based on structure, color, and other properties, students will learn about common trees in New England, how trees use light to grow, and how they adapt to winter. Through hands-on activities and experiments, students will study the relationship between fall colors and the changing seasons. This program is only offered in the Fall.
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:
PreK-ESS2-6 (MA) - Earth's Systems - examples of weather impact on organisms
K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-ESS1-2 - Earth's Place in the Universe - id relationships among seasonal patterns
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings