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Charles River Field Station
At this time, Drop In Activities are restricted under the Massachusetts Reopening Guidelines until Step 2 of Phase 3. Educators will be present on the Museum floor assisting guests and continuing presentations live on MOS at Home. Please check back for updates.
Join a Museum educator and explore the river ecosystem with a variety of hands-on investigations. Activity topic varies from day to day. See below for a description of rotating topics.
Current activities include:
- Life in the Charles What lives in the Charles River? Some things are too small for our eyes to see! Examine a sample of river water under a microscope and see the amazing diversity of tiny organisms that call the river home.
- Feed the Birds! Can you figure out what a bird eats just by looking at it? Test your skills as a naturalist by examining beaks of a variety of birds you might find along the Charles River and see if you can figure out what foods each bird is best adapted for eating.
- Predator or Prey? What do you know about New England wildlife? Examine skulls of several New England animals and look for clues about how each animal lived!
Approximately 20 minutes
Recommended for: Grades Pre-K – 12 and adults