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Intertidal Ecology


Region: Berkshire, Boston, Central MA, MetroWest, Northeast, Pioneer Valley
Level: Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12
Program type: Classroom or school assembly program; Field Trip; school hours,

Description: Educators lead a discussion on an ecologist’s study of the intertidal zone, limiting factors, and ask students to develop a hypothesis about the zone where a particular tidepool animal would live. Students then explore trays of live animals to determine which zone each tray represents. They measure the percent cover and density of each animal in their tray to help them come to a conclusion.

Topics: Animals, Earth Science, Marine Science, Oceans

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Programs are 45 minutes long with 15 minute breaks. We can accommodate up to 30 students per session

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