ANIMAL AND NATURE PROGRAMS

The Animal and Nature Programs are 45-minute live virtual demonstrations. Grades Pre K - 8. Choose one of the 17 different animal and nature themed programs to align with your online curriculum. Best in one 45-minute session. Choose the best program to fit your curriculum and 'Request to Book' below. We will contact you to confirm and process your reservation.

Animal Adaptations & Habitats

Grades K - 8  Study some of our Wildlife Sanctuary animals and determine the unique ways they have adapted to meet their specific needs. Compare similarities and differences between mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Choose our general Adaptations program or a topic from the list below:

 · Flowers, Poisons and Thorns · Predator and Prey · Claws, Paws & Jaws · Going, Going, Gone · Leader of the Pack · Alien Invaders! · Species specific programs tailored to your students’ interests (e.g. Reptiles, Birds)  NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS4.B/C

Meet The Animals

Pre K - K  Learn the differences between a mammal, a reptile, an amphibian, and an insect during this fun classroom visit with the animals.

Featuring Frogs

Grades K - 2  Learn about amphibians’ unique life cycles. Compare and contrast frogs from around the world as you discover what makes them so unique. NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS4.B/C

Cold-Blooded Creatures

Grades K - 8  Encounter Reptiles and Amphibians from around the world and discover what it takes to live in their different habitats. Which species live in Connecticut? What environmental threats do these species face? NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS4.B/C

Connecticut Rocks!

Grades K - 8  Every rock tells a story. Connecticut’s rocks can tell us how Connecticut’s landforms came to be. NGSS: ESS1.C, ESS2.B/C

Earth’s Biomes

Grades K - 8  Some animals thrive in the humid rain forest, others in the dry desert. Examine the adaptations of these animals from such dramatically contrasting habitats. NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS4.B/C

Endangered Species

Grades K - 8  What is an endangered species? Do they live in Connecticut? Why are they endangered? Explore the reasons why some animals become extinct while others thrive. NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS2.C, LS4.B/C

Food Webs

Grades K - 8  Meet a group of animals and discuss how they would fit together as a food web in their natural habitats. Explore the interrelationships of all living things. NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS2.A/B/D, LS4.B/C

Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands

Grades K - 8  Discover how Native Americans in the past relied on their natural environment for their survival needs including shelter, clothing, and food. NGSS: LS4.D

Nature’s Engineers

Grades K - 8  Animal engineers build structures to help them raise their young, survive the winter, store food, or escape predators. Learn how some animals change their environment and what we can learn from them. NGSS: ESS2.E, LS2.A

Snakes Alive!

Grades K - 8  Separate fact from fiction and learn to appreciate these fascinating creatures. NGSS: LS1.B/D, LS4.A

Animal Life Cycles

Grades 2 -8  Learn about the unique life cycles of amphibians and insects and their amazing adaptations that help them to survive. NGSS: LS1.A/B, LS4.B/C

Changing Land, Changing Wildlife

Grades 3 - 8  As Connecticut’s ecosystems have changed over time, so has the state’s wildlife. Learn how natural phenomena and human activities have impacted animal populations. NGSS: ESS2.E, ESS3.C, LS2.C, LS4.D

CT Wildlife Digest

Grades 3 - 8  Learn about the diversity of wildlife in our small state and how human activity can impact that diversity. Get up close and personal with some native Connecticut animals. NGSS: LS1.C, LS2.A/B, LS3.B, LS4.A/D

Invisible World

Grades 3 - 8  Open your eyes to a world of life too small to be seen without the help of a microscope. NGSS: LS1.A

Keeping Water Clean

Grades 3 - 8  Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on our water resources. Today, individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments. This program uses Enviroscape models to demonstrate how to prevent pollution. NGSS: ESS3.C

Our Watery World: Earth’s Water Cycle

Grades 3 - 8  Examine the hydrologic cycle and learn how water shapes our land, modifies the climate, and affects ecosystems. NGSS: ESS2.A/C, PS1.A/B

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