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Variation and Survival Field Trip

Use nature journaling to better understand inherited and environmental traits of live organisms. Compare the traits of animals and plants that you find and create a class field guide to reinforce learning.

Variation and Survival is a part of a two-part program series with 1x in-class program and 1x field trip program. You may choose to book only the in-class or field trip program, but we recommend booking both for deeper engagement.

This field trip is available at all of our Metro South Sanctuaries which include the Blue Hills Trailside Museum, the Museum of American Bird Art, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Program Location(s):

  • Stony Brook, Norfolk

Grades:

3, 4, 5

Price:

2hr Field Trip Pricing: $170 for a group of 15 students, $140 for each additional group of 15 students Tier 1 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 20% discount, and Tier 2 Low-Income Schools are eligible for a 30% discount

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 3-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - plant/animal inhereted traits evidence

  • 3-LS3-2 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - inhereted/env. influnced characteristics

  • 3-LS4-2 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - individual variation relates to survival

  • 3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival

  • 3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction

  • 4-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - animal/plant, internal/external structures

Contact:

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