A good spring follow-up to “Insects Everywhere,” this program will help your students create a habitat attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other animals. With minimal maintenance you can keep your garden growing as a valuable learning lab for years to come.
Conservation Theater: Water
The puppets learn about the water cycle, the importance of water, and what each of us can do to conserve our water resources.
Creepy Crawlies (Indoor/Out)
Fascinating animals live under rocks and logs all around us. Investigate these special habitats as well as some of the marvelous adaptations of spiders, centipedes, isopods, and harvestmen.
Endangered: Pandas (Indoor)
Learn about the giant panda's natural history and survival needs, think of good questions, and find out what people can do to help endangered species.
Fossils & Dinosaurs (Indoor)
Imagine living in the seas of 450 million years ago as you compare common fossils. Then get to know a T. rex and compare her dimensions with everyday objects. Make plaster "fossils" to take home, too.
Insects Everywhere (Indoor/Out, Fall & Spring)
Investigate insects' life histories and amazing adaptations. Activities include matching, comparing and describing insects' colors and shapes, and outdoor observation.
Keep the Heat/Beat the Heat (Indoor)
Learn how some animals keep warm (or cool) and how people can keep warm (or cool) without wasting energy.
Morris the Recyclasaurus (Indoor)
Find out what happens to stuff you throw “away.” Practice identifying what can and cannot be recycled, and learn how to prepare recyclables for their big trip.
Preparation for Winter (Indoor/Out, Fall)
How do animals get ready for the cold months? Compare different survival strategies and start watching for signs of seasonal change.
Sensory Hike (Indoor/Out)
Follow your noses, fingers, ears, and eyes to learn how some animals rely upon their senses for survival. This is a good program to begin your year.
Signs of Spring (Indoor/Out, Spring)
Sharpen your observation skills as you search for seasonal changes and investigate how plants and animals react to spring.
Who Lives Here? (Indoor/Out)
Different animals live in different homes, but we all need the same things. Compare different habitats for species all over the world, and then explore your own schoolgrounds for animal homes.
Programs require 40 to 60 minutes. One program: $45. One day of programs (four classes, same program, same day): $125. Additional cost for mileage beyond ten miles.