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Habitat Hunt

 

Region: Boston
Level: Grade 3 - 5
Program type: Field Trip;

Description: Each student is given a native animal and becomes the group expert on that creature. While exploring field, forest, and wetland habitats, students will search for the food, water, and shelter their animal needs for survival. Students will recognize that animals live only where they can find these resources as well as air and adequate space and that different animals have different needs. Students will also classify the animals and determine how they fit in the food chain. While playing an active game, students discover how animal populations are dependent upon the availability of resources in their habitat.

Topics: Animals, Birds

Aligned to content standards (if any):
Grade 3 LS3, Grade 4 LS1, Grade 4 PS3, Grade 4 PS4, Grade 5 ESS1

Additional information (if any):

This is a two-hour program. Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. This program combines well with Native American Life, Settling New England or Maple Sugaring (in March). Because of our large trail system and full-day option, we can serve up to 130 students for many programs. We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher-naturalist to 12 to 14 students.

Fee Information: $7.50 per child; $7.50 per adult.
Significant savings are offered when you select a second program to create a full-day of hands-on learning at Moose Hill. Full day rates start at $11.50 per student and depend upon the programs selected. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program.