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Monarch caterpillar

Field Trip: Perfect Pollinators: Grades K to 2

From bees and butterflies to bats, pollinators are an integral part of every ecosystem. Students will learn about the different types of pollinators found in Boston and the adaptations that allow them to survive. Using hand lenses and sweep nets, they will be able to make up-close, hands-on observations of some of these important local species and the plants they pollinate. This program is offered in the Spring and 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

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-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

  • 2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].