Students will learn how fascinating geology can be and how the everyday landscape provides intriguing clues to the past.
Through a variety of activities, students will learn about plant life cycles, and the energy transfer through the food web from producers to consumers to decomposers.
Students will have the opportunity to sharpen their observation skills as they explore life in and around a tree.
Just as each neighborhood has its own needs and inhabitants, each habitat has its own animals, plants, and interactions.
Students will learn about the science of entomology through a live insect lab, and will collect insects, and their non-insect relatives, in various habitats on our trails.
Students will collect and observe a diversity of fascinating animals and plants whose adaptations to living in water are truly astonishing.
At the pond, we will collect and observe several varieties of invertebrates that depend on this habitat.
We will explore animal homes, food, signs and various adaptations that animals use for surviving in the cold, snowy months.
Using the Hitchcock Center’s skull and mounted animal collection, students will study the characteristics and adaptations of local animals.
Students will learn about how natural systems can inform human innovation as they explore the building’s water, waste and energy systems.