Through close observation and inquiry-based learning, students will be introduced to wetlandhabitats.Using scientific tools, students will collect aquatic macro-invertebrates, learn how to identify them using field guides and imagesand discover adaptations for survival in these watery habitats.
At Broad Meadow Brook, the focus will be on vernal pools and streams. At Wachusett Meadow, the focus will be on wetlands and ponds.
Locations: Field trip may take place at Broad Meadow Brook, Wachusett Meadow, your schoolyard (if there is an accessible pond), or a suitable community greenspace.
Wachusett Meadow, Princeton
Your school or other location
Pre K, K, 1, 2
Please see brochure
Learning Standards Supported:
PreK-ESS2-2 (MA) - Earth's Systems - observe/classify (non)living materials
PreK-LS2-2 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how familiar plant/animals meet needs
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
1-LS3-1 - Heredity--Inheritance and Variation of Traits - sim./diff. among indiv. plant/animal
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings