Welcome to Harrington's Big Backyard
forest habitat

Take a Walk through a First Grader's Eyes

First grade walks are based on animals and their habitats. They learn what animals need to live: food, water, warmth, air and shelter. They explore how different habitats meet these needs and compare fall resources with summer food sources and shelter. They observe birds and other common animals.

Please check the walk schedule and the grade coordinator or classroom representative for details of when each walk takes place. Walk leaders should remember to recite Harrington's Big Backyard Mantra before each walk.

Fall Walk

Birds and other animals

Winter Walk

Animal Tracks Examples of Animal tracks can be found at: The MassWildLife Pocket Guide to MA Animal Tracks  

Spring Walk

Animals in Spring

Additional Resources