Ants (Indoor/Out, Fall & Spring)
The amazing world of ants will enable you to practice your observation skills. Discover the fascinating adaptations, lifestyles, life cycle, and social structure that have ensured these tiny (and some not so tiny) species to survive so long and well.
Apples (Indoor, Fall Only)
Use all your senses to identify and classify differences in apple varieties; then record your observations on apple “maps.”
Birds: Feathers (Indoor)
Beginning ornithologists investigate feathers and other neat bird adaptations, compare several species' similarities and differences, and practice observation skills using mounted specimens.
Conservation Theater: Soil
How is soil important? When can soil cause problems? Join the puppets to learn about soil, erosion, worms, and how people can help.
Conservation Theater: Solid Waste (Indoor)
The puppets find out where paper comes from, what happens to our so-called garbage, and what choices we all have in using and disposing of paper.
Energy Hogs (Indoor)
The Hog family needs your help to learn how not to hog energy while at home and traveling.
Forest Ecology (Indoor)
Examine how forest plants and animals interact and how all species have important roles. A good program to prepare students for field trips to Hueston Woods, the Bachelor Estate, or other forest communities.
Practice classifying frog characteristics, examine a frog's life history, and hop into a frog habitat study.
Become seed scientists to compare a variety of seeds, investigate how they travel and survive, and observe germinating seeds.
This Habitat is for the Birds
Use the scientific method and conduct simple experiments to learn about local birds and their habitats. This is a good follow-up program to “Birds: Feathers.”
Trees: Leaves (Indoors)
Use your powers of observation and reasoning to study trees and leaves. Compare different tree leaves and record your findings.
Conduct experiments to discover some of water’s astounding characteristics. Then investigate your schoolground’s potential for water pollution.
What's for Dinner? (Indoor)
Classify food and non-food items; then compare several common animals and their adaptations for obtaining food.
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.