Registration for 2018-2019 is now closed.
Registration for 2019-2020 will begin in August.
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 and interactive outdoor program is perfect for classes that are ready to leap from their science textbooks into nature. With an extended hike, nature journaling, and personal encounters with our resident animals, students benefit from increased nature connection and deep discussions. Second and third grade station activities examine structure and function and adaptations of both plants and animals. Fourth and fifth grade station activities explore food webs and examine decomposition.
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.