Nature in Your Classroom

Registration for 2018-2019 is now closed.
Registration for 2019-2020 will begin in August.

When you can't bring your class to us, let us bring the Nature Center to you! Science comes alive in your classroom with hands-on, interactive nature-focused programs. Students explore skulls, furs, or other biofacts, and meet some of our resident animals. These programs are offered year-round.

  • Programs are appropriate for the grade levels listed. (None of our programs are appropriate for Preschool or Transitional Kindergarten classes.)
  • Programs are limited to one class per program, or up to a maximum of 35 students.

Critters of the American River


Discover American River life in your classroom! Students compare and contrast mammals, birds and reptiles, examine structure and function of skulls and fur, and meet live animals. 

  • 60 minutes
  • $185 for up to 35 students

Sensational Senses


Children discover how humans and animals process information from their environments through imaginative and interactive activities, including specimens and live animals.

  • 60 minutes
  • $185 for up to 35 students

Scales and Tails


Students build understanding about reptiles and amphibians and their important roles in their habitats. Program includes PowerPoint presentation and up-close observation of a variety of cold-blooded creatures.

  • 60 minutes
  • $185 for up to 35 students

Amazing Adaptations


Explore what it takes for animals to survive in their habitats. Students discover unique animal structures, abilities and behaviors through interactive discussion, hands-on activities and getting up-close to live native animals.

  • 60 minutes
  • $185 for up to 35 students

Raptors of the River


Invite your students to become raptor experts on local birds of prey. Program includes Power Point presentation, specimens and live raptors. Students will examine unique adaptations, discuss environmental roles and find out how to protect theses winged hunters.

  • 60 minutes
  • $185 for up to 35 students

Request Program


  1. Press Request Program button above to open the pdf form.
  2. Print and fill out the request form completely, including the Program Policies signature page.
  3. Mail, email, or fax your completed form, including a signed copy of the Program Policies to:

    Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Attn: Scheduling
    PO Box 579, Carmichael, CA 95609
    Fax: (916) 489-4983
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