Single field trip: Schoolyard/greenspace (1 hour) or wildlife sanctuary (2 hours)
Students will conduct an in-depth survey of one or two freshwater habitats with a focus on populations and species identification. While classifying the animals they encounter, students will investigate the adaptations needed for survival in each habitat. comparing species composition in different wetland habitats or determining water quality based on species composition.
If exploring Broad Meadow Brook, students will survey vernal pools and a stream.
If exploring Wachusett Meadow, students will focus on wetlands and ponds.
Locations: At your school or a community greenspace with an accessible pond or stream, or either Broad Meadow Brook or Wachusett Meadow
Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location
6, 7, 8
Please see brochure.
Learning Standards Supported:
7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.