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.
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.

Freshwater Ecology

Choose either a single school-based program or field trip, or combine the two into a series.

In the classroom, explore samples from freshwater ecosystems hands-on and under microscopes, focusing on your choice of biotic and abiotic factors, evolution and adaptation, biotic health indicators, organism identification, or vulnerabilities to climate change.

Take a field trip to a wildlife sanctuary where you’ll observe animal and plant life that live in freshwater ponds, streams, marshes, rivers, or vernal pools.

Locations: Your school and/or any Metro West wildlife

Program Location(s):

  • Broadmoor, Natick

  • Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

See current brochure for pricing.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 6-MS-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - anatomical evidence for evolution

  • 7-MS-LS1-4 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal beh., plant structures repro.

  • 7-MS-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - resouces relates to population size

  • 7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.

  • 7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling

  • 7-MS-LS2-4 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - ecosystem disruptions can shift pop.

  • 8-MS-LS1-5 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - how env. and genetics influence growth

  • HS-LS4-5 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. changes drive evolution

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].