Accepting reservation requests mid-July 2022.

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

Grades K-2

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
  • $200 for up to 35 students

Please Note: For programs presented at your school, schools or organizations more than 15 miles away from the Nature Center will be charged a travel fee of $1 per mile for each additional mile (round-trip).

New! Distance Learning Programs Now Available and Include:

Online programs are conducted using Zoom and include:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

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Sensational Senses

Grades K-1

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

  • 60 minutes
  • $200 for up to 35 students

Please Note: For programs presented at your school, schools or organizations more than 15 miles away from the Nature Center will be charged a travel fee of $1 per mile for each additional mile (round-trip).

New! Distance Learning Programs Now Available and Include

Online programs are conducted using Zoom and include:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

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Scales and Tails

Grades 1-12

Students build an understanding of reptiles and amphibians, and the important role they play in their habitats. Explore reptile and amphibian specimens, meet a variety of local cold-blooded creatures, and learn how you can protect these animals.

  • 60 minutes
  • $200 for up to 35 students

Please Note: For programs presented at your school, schools or organizations more than 15 miles away from the Nature Center will be charged a travel fee of $1 per mile for each additional mile (round-trip).

Online programs are conducted using Zoom and Include:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

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Amazing Adaptations

Grades 3-5

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

  • 60 minutes
  • $200 for up to 35 students

Please Note: For programs presented at your school, schools or organizations more than 15 miles away from the Nature Center will be charged a travel fee of $1 per mile for each additional mile (round-trip).

Online programs are conducted using Zoom and Include:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

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Raptors of the River

Grades 3-12

Invite your students to become experts on local birds of prey by exploring specimens and live raptors. Students will examine unique adaptations, discuss environmental roles, and find out how to protect these winged hunters.

  • 60 minutes
  • $200 for up to 35 students

Please Note: For programs presented at your school, schools or organizations more than 15 miles away from the Nature Center will be charged a travel fee of $1 per mile for each additional mile (round-trip).

Online programs are conducted using Zoom and Include:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

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Animal Ambassadors

Grades 7-12

Students examine a variety of animal biofacts to learn their physical structures and adaptations, explore their behavior and physiology, and how their interact with their habitat. Learn what it takes to care for non-releasable wild animals by meeting EYNC animal ambassadors, discovering their stories, and ways we can keep wildlife wild!

This distance learning program is conducted using Zoom and includes:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

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Awesome Invertebrates

Grades 3-12

Students explore a variety of local invertebrates including arthropods, mollusks, and annelids as well as examine their life cycle and their importance to our ecosystem.  Program includes a PowerPoint presentation and live invertebrate specimens.

  • 60 minutes
  • $200 for up to 35 students

Please Note: For programs presented at your school, schools or organizations more than 15 miles away from the Nature Center will be charged a travel fee of $1 per mile for each additional mile (round-trip).

This distance learning program is conducted using Zoom and includes:

  • A 5 minute login time for students.
  • 30 minutes of interactive content and viewing of Animal Ambassadors
  • 5 minutes for student’s questions
  • Optional pre-homework/post-homework activity.

Cost for Online Program: $125

Request Program

Instructions:

To request a program, please use the Request Program link. If you have any issues with requesting your program, please contact us at scheduling@sacnaturecenter.net.

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