Build Your Own Terrarium at The Deering Estate

Build Your Own Terrarium

Subject: Ecology, Environmental Science
Recommended Grade: 1-8
Recommended Pairing: Natural Areas Hike

Highlighting the importance and function of the water cycle and of nutrient cycling in an ecosystem, participants will build their own terrarium which mimics those natural cycles in a self-sustaining enclosed environment. Participants will hike around the park collecting specific materials to add to their terrarium, such as a seedling, soil, sand, and gravel.

*Each child must bring a 2-liter bottle to make their own terrarium