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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: Winter Adaptations: Plants and Animals: Grades 3 to 5

To endure the cold weather and harsh conditions during winter, plants and animal species have evolved some ingenious methods of survival. During this trip, students will do hands-on investigation and observation of the physical traits and behavioral adaptations that have evolved in these species. Trail explorations in the midst of migration and hibernation season will also give the students an idea of how local animals get through the Massachusetts winter. This program is in the Fall and Winter.

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:

3, 4, 5

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:

  • 3-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - use graphs to predict seasonal weather

  • 4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

  • 5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].