Students practice being naturalists by making observations and comparing natural communities and different ecosystems as they go on a 2-mile hike through Pogonip Open Space Preserve. Thinking about nature as a system, physically connecting these ecosystems by walking through them and collecting data to compare them, help students better understand the environment and begin to realize they too are part of natural systems.
Days offered: Wednesdays and Fridays
Start time: 9:00am
Program duration: 3 hours
Cost: $0 field trip (up to 30 students per class)
Supplemental Activities: Classroom Presentation ($25* for 1 hour); Educational Kit ($15*/week)
Months offered: October – May
*The Classroom Presentation and Educational Kits are designed to deepen the impact of the field trip program. They are highly recommended, but not required. They include activities and resources that might enhance your lessons apart from the field trip.
This program is sponsored in part by Whole Foods Markets.