Field Trip: Traits of a Bird: Grades K to 2
Students will learn about the different body parts of birds and how they use them to survive. Students will go on a wing walk through the meadow and around the wetland to learn about the birds found in Boston while learning about the benefits of feathers and wings for birds. During a guided observation experience, students will draw the bird beaks found on birds at the feeder station. In an interactive experience, students will experiment with design and materials as they build their own large bird nests using natural materials. 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