Live Animal Show: Recommended for Pre-K & Up
Using a variety of live animals: insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Students will enjoy a hands-on learning experience. As they discover the characteristics and habitats of animals as well as what they eat, how they move and how they adapt to survive.
Animal Homes: Recommended for Grades Pre-K – 2nd
Learn about the habitats of animals. Through interactive activities, visuals, and nature items will help the students learn about their natural world.
Sense of Nature: Recommended for Grades Pre-K & K
Students will use their five senses to learn about their natural environment. Students will: 1). Identify the five senses and the related body parts. 2). Classify objects based on sensory information to include color, texture, size, sound, taste, or shape.
Dinosaurs & Fossils: Recommended for Grades K & 5th
Travel back in time to discover the secrets of prehistoric life. Investigate prehistoric plants and animals using visual aids, fossils, games and hands-on activities.
Creepy Crawlers: Recommended for Grades 2-8
Explore the world of insects and how they benefit the environment with a special focus on life cycles and metamorphosis of butterflies and moths. Make scientific observations using visual aids, and specimens. Outdoor insect discovery included.
Rocks & Minerals: Recommended for Grades 2-8
Classify rocks by their properties: size, weight, color, texture, and shape. How igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock are formed. This hands-on presentation examines nature’s building blocks and explores how these natural resources are used.
Vertebrates: Recommended for Grades 2-8
Using visual aids, and live animals, explore the characteristics and habitats of vertebrates: mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and amphibians. Focus will be on the adaptations for survival: locomotion, diet, body coverings, communications, reproduction, migration, and hibernation.
Wetlands & the Chesapeake Bay: Recommended for Grades 2-8
Focus on various types of wetlands, their functions and importance to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Hike along the creek or lake and discuss the water cycle, watersheds, pollution, erosion, and other factors affecting wetlands. Use charts, nets, and trays to study live aquatic animals and plants. Students should wear old clothes and shoes that can get wet. This program can be conducted for indoors as well as outdoors.
Plants & Photosynthesis: Recommended for Grades 2-8
This is a grade appropriate exploration program with an emphasis on plant structure, functions, characteristics, and reproduction. Learn the importance of green plants and energy flow, the process of photosynthesis, and the respiration cycle.
Native Americans of Southern Maryland: Recommended for Grades 3-8
Compare and contrast the Native Piscataway’s use of natural resources in their daily lives with our use of natural resources today. This program incorporates the use of slides, Native American artifacts, and replicas.