Each spring and fall Hopkins Forest hosts curriculum based field trips for regional elementary schools. Each visit is guided by student educators from Williams College and is tailored toward the curricular needs of the visiting school. In the age of Covid-19 we have cut back on on-site visits; in lieu of guided field trips we hope that you will be able to utilize our on-line guides to craft your own exploration of the natural world, whether it be in a local park or your own backyard. The resources and activities below were produced by students at Williams College and are suitable for teachers, students, home-schoolers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Abiotic Elements & Decomposers
Animal Tracking in your Backyard
Human and Natural History
Natural History Challenge — test your outdoor knowledge!
Ecoregions of Massachusetts — at home game
Oral History & Mapping Activity
Maple Sugaring Facts & Make Your Own Activity
Do-it-yourself Nature Art Projects
Go back in time in Hopkins Forest!
Spring Amphibian Foray with Darren Wang
Find more educational activities on the Center for Learning in Action’s Outdoor Activities page.