Pond Ecosystems

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Cost: per classroom
with classroom pre-trip: plus travel fee(s)

Duration:

All programs last two hours unless noted otherwise in the program description below.


  

As a local place for students to experience an ecosystem at work, there is nothing like a pond! Students will collect and observe a diversity of fascinating animals and plants whose adaptations to living in water are truly astonishing. They will evaluate the health of a pond by carrying out simple water chemistry tests as well as by identifying animal indicator species. This program lasts 2 1/2 hours.

Download Massachusetts Curriculum Standards for this program.

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