FIELD LESSON TRAINS
Coastal Habitat Observations
- Cape Cod Canal (world’s widest sea-level canal)
- Cranberry Bogs
- Fresh Water Swamps
- Glacial Kettle Hole Ponds
- Salt Marshes
Field Lessons Scheduled:
Late October | Early November | April | May
Costs: Varies with the number of students (no cost for teachers / 1/2 price for chaperones)
Duration: 3 to 4 hours on the train
Departing from: Buzzards Bay, Hyannis, or Sandwich Stations
Field lessons are aligned with Massachusetts state science frameworks.
Students discover answers to questions such as:
- Why are certain plants and/or animals found in one habitat and not in another?
- How do changes in the environment affect living organisms?
Field Ecology Train Allows:
- Observation of different habitats from the train
- Data and observation recording from key stops along the track
- Field naturalists from the Thornton W. Burgess Society work with students in each car
- Grade-appropriate observation sheets allow students to record by writing and sketching at each stop
For more information call Cape Cod Central Railroad at 508-771-0004.