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 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 experience 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
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
Your school or other location
9, 10, 11, 12, Post H.S.
Please see brochure
Learning Standards Supported:
HS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - global or regional climate change
HS-LS2-7 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - human activities affect on ecosystems