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Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
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Freshwater Ecology

Single field trip | Schoolyard/greenspace (1 hour) or wildlife sanctuary (2 hours)

Students will conduct an in-depth survey of one or two freshwater habitats with a focus on populations and species identification. While classifying the animals they encounter, students will investigate factors that affect biodiversity by examining species composition in different wetland habitats and determining water quality based on species composition.

If exploring Broad Meadow Brook, students will survey vernal pools and a stream.

If exploring Wachusett Meadow, students will focus on wetlands and ponds.

Locations: At your school or a community greenspace with an accessible pond or stream, or either Broad Meadow Brook or Wachusett Meadow

Program Location(s):

  • Wachusett Meadow, Princeton

  • Your school or other location

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12

Price:

Please see brochure

Learning Standards Supported:

  • HS-LS2-2 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - (a)biotic factors and biodiversity

Contact:

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