Maynard Ecology Center

Maynard Ecology Center at Neville Place
650 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Drew-class-ponding21.jpgThe Thomas M. Maynard Ecology Center is a Cambridge Public Schools science education resource located near the Fresh Pond Reservation in West Cambridge directed by Susan Agger. The Center is set up as an informal science-learning environment and is used as a base for students to explore the surrounding Fresh Pond Reservation and Black’s Nook Pond. Outdoor field investigations enhance and support the Cambridge science curriculum.

Curriculum Field Investigations by grade level:

  • First Grade - Living Things
  • Second Grade - Soils & Life Cycles
  • Third Grade - Habitats Study
  • Fourth Grade - Investigating Changing Earth
  • Fifth Grade - Weather and Water
  • Sixth Grade - Biology
  • Seventh Grade - Diversity of Life & Dynamic Earth (in school field experience)
  • High School - Environmental Science and Independent Study

All field investigations are aligned with the Massachusetts Science Technology/Engineering Framework.