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Animal Classification

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Thornton W. Burgess Society

Students explore how animals are classified using physical similarities and differences. A hands-on station approach to the physical characteristics and life cycles of Amphibians, Birds, Insects, Mammals and Reptiles using feathers, fur, skin, skulls and bones, life cycle… Read on... »

Animal Tracks and Signs

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Ecotarium

What is living wild on the EcoTarium grounds? After an indoor, hands’ on learning session with real biofacts, go outdoors and search high and low for animal signs. Read on... »

Animals in Winter

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

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

The world is very much alive in winter. We can learn about that life by following the tracks and signs of the animals around us. We will explore animal homes, food, signs and various adaptations that animals use for surviving in the cold, snowy months. We will learn to recognize… Read on... »

Apple Investigation

Pre-K - 2

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

How do scientist do an investigation? This is an inquiry investigation where children gather data to learn more about apples! Data is collected, counted, sorted, and conclusions are made just like real scientists would do! Basic plant concepts are also covered. (Classroom… Read on... »

Aquarium Courses and Workshops

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8, Grade 9 - 12

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: New England Aquarium

The Aquarium offers a wealth of courses and workshops for professional development. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please contact the Teacher Resource Center at trc@neaq.org or 617-973-6590 for more information on how to register. For a current list of workshops visit … Read on... »

Aquarium Exploration

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

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Berkshire Museum

Activities focus on the traits and behaviors of aquatic life in the aquarium. Observe live coral, local and exotic fish, and invertebrates and learn about their habitats and adaptations. Program includes guided interaction with tide pool animals including sea stars and horseshoe… Read on... »

Arboretum for Educators

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

Teacher Program:
On Site
Provided by: Arnold Arboretum

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a community resource for education. Arboretum for Educators Monthly Explorations are a professional development opportunity for early childhood, elementary and middle school teachers to learn how to use outdoor spaces for teaching… Read on... »

Basic Oceanography

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

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

By participating in this program, you will learn about the largest mountain chains on earth, the structure of the sea floor, why ocean water taste so bad, where sand comes from, and much more! This program takes a broad look at our oceans, the variety of environments that occur… Read on... »

Be An Earth Detective

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

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

What does the subsurace look like? What is it made of and why do we need to know? In this program, students will learn a skill used by scientists to map the earth’s interior. Students receive their own model of the earth, collect data, record data, and analyzed data to… Read on... »

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Field Investigation

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Housatonic Valley Association

Benthic Macroinvertebrates present in a stream are a good indicator of that stream's health. In this field trip, which usually follows the classroom benthic macroinvertebrate investigation, students sample a local stream using kick nets and sampling trays. After identifying… Read on... »