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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.

Climate Change Hike

Single field trip | Schoolyard/greenspace (1 hour) or wildlife sanctuary (1.5 hours)

Students will explore the schoolyard or a local greenspace OR will visit key areas of a wildlife sanctuary that are being, or will be, affected by climate change and that can contribute to buffering the impacts of climate change.

Examples could include: the increase of southern butterflies and birds; changing moose numbers; the impact of trees on air quality, temperature, and potential flooding; the spread of pests and invasive plants; and more.

This walk will take a hard look at the effects of climate change. Students will also discover the positive steps that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions and climate impacts. If visiting a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary, this field trip will showcase how we are monitoring and mitigating climate stressors on people and wildlife.

Locations: At your school, a community greenspace, or either Broad Meadow Brook or Wachusett Meadow

Program Location(s):

  • Wachusett Meadow, Princeton

  • Your school or other location

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

Please see brochure

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Contact:

For more information email us - [email protected].