Field Trip Programs: Life Science

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What Do Skulls Tell Us About Animals?

Animal Adaptations for the Winter |

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom

Using the Hitchcock Center’s skull and mounted animal collection, students will study the characteristics and adaptations of local animals.

 
Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter |

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom
with classroom pre-trip: plus travel fee(s)

We will explore animal homes, food, signs and various adaptations that animals use for surviving in the cold, snowy months.

 
Animals in Winter

Animals in Winter |

Program type: Field Trip Programs on School Grounds

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Cost: per classroom

We will explore animal homes, food, signs and various adaptations that animals use for surviving in the cold, snowy months.

 
Inspired by Nature: Engineering and Design

Engineering Design: Modeling Solutions to Real World Problems | , , ,

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom

Students will learn about how natural systems can inform human innovation as they explore the building’s water, waste and energy systems.

 
Habitat Studies

Habitat Studies |

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom

Just as each neighborhood has its own needs and inhabitants, each habitat has its own animals, plants, and interactions.

 
Insect Investigations

Insect Investigations |

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom

Students will learn about the science of entomology through a live insect lab, and will collect insects, and their non-insect relatives, in various habitats on our trails.

 
Insect Investigations

Insect Investigations |

Program type: Field Trip Programs on School Grounds

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Cost: per classroom

Students will learn about the science of entomology through a live insect lab, and will collect insects, and their non-insect relatives, in various habitats on our trails.

 
Life in a Pond

Life in a Pond | ,

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom
with classroom pre-trip: plus travel fee(s)

At the pond, we will collect and observe several varieties of invertebrates that depend on this habitat.

 
Life of a Tree

Life of a Tree | ,

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom

Students will have the opportunity to sharpen their observation skills as they explore life in and around a tree.

 
Life of a Tree

Life of a Tree | ,

Program type: Field Trip Programs on School Grounds

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Cost: per classroom

Students will have the opportunity to sharpen their observation skills as they explore life in and around a tree.

 

New! Plants and Animals in the Schoolyard |

Program type: Field Trip Programs on School Grounds

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Cost: per classroom

Students will explore the diversity of life on their school grounds by observing, collecting and recording data.

 

New! The Schoolyard is an Ecosystem! | ,

Program type: Field Trip Programs on School Grounds

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Cost: per classroom

No matter what your schoolyard looks like, it is a unique ecosystem where plants and animals interact with each other and their environment.

 
Pond Ecosystems

Pond Ecosystems |

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom
with classroom pre-trip: plus travel fee(s)

Students will collect and observe a diversity of fascinating animals and plants whose adaptations to living in water are truly astonishing.

 
Pond Ecosystems

Pond Ecosystems |

Program type: Field Trip Programs on School Grounds

Grade levels: , ,
Cost: per classroom

Students will collect and observe a diversity of fascinating animals and plants whose adaptations to living in water are truly astonishing.

 
The Forest Ecosystem

The Forest Ecosystem |

Program type: Field Trip Programs at Hitchcock Center or Off-site

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Cost: per classroom

Through a variety of activities, students will learn about plant life cycles, and the energy transfer through the food web from producers to consumers to decomposers.

 
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