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Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : Mountains and Valleys: The Geology of the Pioneer Valley

Students will learn how fascinating geology can be and how the everyday landscape provides intriguing clues to the past.

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : The Forest Ecosystem

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.

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : Life of a Tree

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

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : Habitat Studies

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

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : Insect Investigations

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.

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : Animals in Winter

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

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : What Do Skulls Tell Us About Animals?

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

Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site : Engineering Design: Modeling Solutions to Real World Problems

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

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