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Nature Rocks! (on-site)

Various weekdays April – June 2024

Geared for grades 6 – 12.
Our experienced naturalists will guide your class on an interactive, inquiry-based walk through the Museum’s woodland and meadow habitats. Students will explore erosion, fossils, biodiversity, competition for natural resources, and much more!
Students will rotate through a series of lab stations, including a game, multiple experiments and a hike on our trails to take a closer look at how our environment changes over time. Each student will be given a lab booklet to document what they learn as they complete their activities. Experiments could include conducting tests to demonstrate the impact of different types of erosion on landscape, using an auger to make a soil core that shows different layers and types of soil over time and predicting / modeling which birds are most likely to thrive based on adaptations caused by competition for food. This field trip is 2.5 hours long. 

Add a 30-minute enrichment to your field trip:

  • Framing Nature  – Analyze pieces from our John L Wehle collection to discuss evolutionary adaptations, natural selection, ecosystems, and human impact on the local environment using VTS (visual thinking strategies). 
    • For Grades 7-12
    • FREE for a limited time to schools who have a student population who is economically disadvantaged at a rate of 50% or more 
    • Available on Tuesdays in May and June
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