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Mountains and Valleys: The Geology of the Pioneer Valley

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Discover the stories in the stones around us! The Holyoke Range can tell us much about how the Earth’s crust is shaped. It is a geologically unique area, where we can find evidence of shifting tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and erosion, all in one… Read on... »

Natural Selection Mystery

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Catch the Science Bug

Natural Selection Mystery: This program features the concept of natural selection. Play the role Harriet the hungry Dolphin and her geeky friend Sheldon the Shark to “see” how natural selection can affect a population. Next apply what you learned to solve a real… Read on... »

Naturalist-in-Residence

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Our residency programs partner a skilled Hitchcock naturalist with schools to restructure curricula to study local places, solve environmental issues, and use natural areas close to your school for outdoor-oriented, project- and place-based learning. We can custom-design our… Read on... »

Nature Tales: Animal Movements

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Students examine how and why animals move in different ways: how are their motions different? What body parts are used to move? This 45 minute program features a read-aloud of a high-quality, non-fiction picture book, students handling and investigating touchable natural… Read on... »

Nature Tales: Five Senses

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Compare an animal's senses to your own and discover how animals use their eyes, ears, noses, and mouths to survive. this 45 minute program features a read-aloud of a high-quality non-fiction picture book, student investigation using touchable natural artifacts, and meeting… Read on... »

Nature Tales: Habitats

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Animals need many different things to survive. Students will discover some of the most important things for one featured animal. This 45 minute program features a read-aloud of a high-quality informational picture book, investigating an animal's needs using props and… Read on... »

Nature Tales: Owls

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Find out how owls look, sound, and feel, how they live, and some of the things that make them unique birds. This 45 minute program features reading aloud a high-quality informational picture book, investigating touchable owl artifacts, and meeting a live owl. Read on... »

Nature Tales: Same but Different

Pre-K - 2

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Students observe and collect evidence to support the idea that animals of the same species can be very different from each other. This 45 minute program features a read aloud of a high-quality non-fiction picture book, investigations with touchable natural artifacts, and meeting… Read on... »

New England Wild Flower Society: Summer Programs

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: New England Wild Flower Society

Our programs meet the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering curriculum standards. Each garden visit is one hour long and is accompanied by pre- and post- classroom activities. Programs are led by committed teacher-naturalists who guide students in hands-on field… Read on... »

Oceans 9-1-1

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: National Marine Life Center

Our oceans are in trouble and need our help. Students will learn about threats to the ocean ecosystem and discuss how they CAN make a difference! Presentation includes slides and/or photos, marine animal specimens, and hands-on activities using models. Read on... »