Bring your students to the Nature Center and hold your classroom outdoors for the day! Students enjoy a hike through the nature preserve where they observe local plants and animals, encounter natural phenomena, and meet some of our resident animals. Give your students the opportunity to get outside to extend their senses and discover how amazing nature is!
Students will engage in discovery while experiencing an up-close and personal encounter with one of our live resident animals, touring our interactive museum and joining a naturalist to explore the Nature Preserve. Children encounter natural phenomena and learn science through the lens of patterns, structure and function, cause and effect and more.
This in-depth, interactive program is perfect for classes that are ready to take the step from the science textbooks into nature. An extended hike through the preserve allows students time to focus on their surroundings and get into deeper discussions, and the hands-on science activities provide exposure to specific curriculum themes. The program also includes a personal encounter with one of our resident animals.
Note: It is helpful to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your program to allow restroom breaks for your group and a prompt start time for your tour.