Comparing Ecosystems Field Trip Series (1-3)
Field Trip Series: School-based introductory program followed by a field trip with a final wrap-up lesson at your school
Intro School Program: (one-hour) Students practice observation and journaling while exploring their schoolyard ecosystem.
Field Trip: (two-hour) Students investigate three ecosystems and observe the organisms inhabiting the wildlife sanctuary, comparing what makes each unique in its characteristics, structures, and needs.
Follow-up School Program: (one-hour) Students conclude the series with a series of activities, investigations and discussion routines in which they will demonstrate their understanding of why organisms are well suited to specific habitats.
Location: Field trip experience takes place at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Ipswich River, Topsfield
Your school or other location
1, 2, 3
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.