Through close observation and inquiry-based learning, students will be introduced to wetlandhabitats.Using scientific tools, students will collect aquatic macro-invertebrates, learn how to identify them using field guides and imagesand discover adaptations for survival in these watery habitats.
At Broad Meadow Brook, the focus will be on vernal pools and streams. At Wachusett Meadow, the focus will be on wetlands and ponds.
Locations: Field trip may take place at Broad Meadow Brook, Wachusett Meadow, your schoolyard (if there is an accessible pond), or a suitable community greenspace.
Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester
Your school or other location
Pre K, K, 1, 2
Please see brochure Program can be done at your school if there is an accessible pond
Learning Standards Supported:
K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time
1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival