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Amazing Animal Adaptations

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

How do animals survive in the wild? Meet some live and mounted local animals, and learn how their biology and behavior helps them to survive in their habitat. An educator will bring animals from forest, field and wetland habitats to your classroom, and students will learn about… 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... »

Ecology of salmon in the Connecticut River

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

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

In working to restore the Atlantic Salmon in the Connecticut River, much has been done to improve our local rivers and streams. On this field trip, students will learn about the history of this remarkable fish, negotiate a salmon migration obstacle course, and survey a stream to… Read on... »

Energy Investigations

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Energy Investigations Energy is both in the news and in the Massachusetts Framework. This award-winning curriculum will help you and your students understand where our energy comes from in Massachusetts and how it is generated. You will explore both renewable and non-renewable… Read on... »

Forest Ecology

Pre-K - 2

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

Students will study the natural history of trees, the role of forests in our local environment, and the importance of plants in human life. Discover the dynamic processes going on inside living and dead trees as we build connections between forests and ourselves. Seasonal… Read on... »

Habitat Studies

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

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

Every living thing needs a home or a habitat to survive. The Hitchcock Center has a variety of local habitats on site to experience first-hand. Just as each neighborhood has its own needs and inhabitants, each habitat has its own animals and interactions. Our trip will take us… Read on... »

Insect Investigations

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

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

With over 60,000 different species of insects in North America, we are sure to have at least a few play a part in our daily lives. We will discuss the science of entomology and discover what scientists have learned from insects. Using tools to observe live insects in the lab,… Read on... »

LIfe in a Pond

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

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

A pond has much more than frogs and fish. It demonstrates a beautiful web of life from algae and microscopic organisms to insect larvae and amphibians. We will use our limnology lab to practice techniques for observing small aquatic creatures and learning about their unique… Read on... »

Live Animal Inquiry

Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Live Animal Inquiry Inquiry is the natural way we find things out about our environment and our relationship to it. It involves making observations, asking questions, and investigating those questions. In this exciting lesson, students will carry out an inquiry investigation… Read on... »

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... »