Single field trip | 2 hours
Students will explore a variety of terrestrial ecosystems such as woodlands, wetlands, meadows, ponds, or streams, depending on program location.
Students will identify how organisms relate to one another (predation, competition, mutualism, parasitism), examine adaptations that enable plants and animals to succeed, and model how energy flows through trophic levels.
Discussion can be extended to the environmental stability of the habitat in the face of climate disruption.
Locations: Broad Meadow Brook or Wachusett Meadow
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
6, 7, 8
Please see brochure
Learning Standards Supported:
7-MS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - competition/predation/parasitism/etc.
7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling