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Animal Life Stories Field Trip Series | Birds

Field Trip Series: School-based introductory program followed by a field trip with a final wrap-up lesson at your school.

Students will be introduced to birds and their diverse habitat needs. Students will participate in activities using binoculars, investigate feeding behaviors, and begin to identify species by sight and sound.

Intro School Program (one-hour) Students practice observation and journaling while exploring their schoolyard ecosystem. Students will focus on the tools and skills needed to observe wildlife during their field trip.

Field Trip (1.5-2.0 hours) Students visit the habitats of wildlife to learn about their characteristics, structures, signs and life cycles. Students will have the opportunity to collect organisms and record data about their observations.

Follow-up School Program (one-hour) Students engage in activities and discussion routines to more deeply investigate concepts and organisms observed during the field trip.

Program Location(s):

  • Ipswich River, Topsfield

  • Your school or other location

Grades:

Pre K, K, 1, 2

Price:

In-School Sessions: Program cost depends on number of classrooms participating and the length of the program (no auditorium style programs). Maximum of 20-22 students per classroom and no more than 3 classrooms per day. Specialty program fees and mileage not included. Field Trip Session: Program cost depends on number of students and length of program. Mass Audubon charges a flat fee per group of 15 students ("sub-group"). Maximum of 6 sub-groups of 15 students or 90 total students. Entry fees to certain field trip locations not included. Please contact us for a direct quote.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food

  • K-LS1-2 (MA) - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - plants/animals, grow/change over time

  • 1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts

  • 1-LS1-2 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal behavior effects survival

  • 2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings

  • 2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].