Field trip programs: Life Science

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Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter |

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

We will explore animal homes, food, signs and various adaptations that animals use for surviving in the cold, snowy months.

 
Inspired by Nature: Engineering and Design

Engineering Design: Modeling Solutions to Real World Problems | , , ,

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Cost: per classroom

Students will learn about how natural systems can inform human innovation as they explore the building’s water, waste and energy systems.

 
Habitat Studies

Habitat Studies |

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Cost: per classroom

Just as each neighborhood has its own needs and inhabitants, each habitat has its own animals, plants, and interactions.

 
Insect Investigations

Insect Investigations |

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Cost: per classroom

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.

 
Life in a Pond

Life in a Pond | ,

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

At the pond, we will collect and observe several varieties of invertebrates that depend on this habitat.

 
Life of a Tree

Life of a Tree | ,

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Students will have the opportunity to sharpen their observation skills as they explore life in and around a tree.

 

New! Plants and Animals in the Schoolyard |

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Students will explore the diversity of life on their school grounds by observing, collecting and recording data.

 

New! The Schoolyard is an Ecosystem! | ,

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Cost: per classroom

No matter what your schoolyard looks like, it is a unique ecosystem where plants and animals interact with each other and their environment.

 
Pond Ecosystems

Pond Ecosystems |

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

Students will collect and observe a diversity of fascinating animals and plants whose adaptations to living in water are truly astonishing.

 
The Forest Ecosystem

The Forest Ecosystem |

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Cost: per classroom

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.

 
What Do Skulls Tell Us About Animals?

What Do Skulls Tell Us About Animals? |

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Cost: per classroom

Using the Hitchcock Center’s skull and mounted animal collection, students will study the characteristics and adaptations of local animals.

 
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