Animals in Fall
Students explore the school site or a nearby park in search of signs of several Wisconsin animals. Discover the changes that take place in fall and how these changes affect animals. We will also discuss how animals prepare for winter. Fall program.
Natural things come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, odors, tastes and sounds. Students learn about the diversity of nature through a variety of engaging sensory experiences in the outdoors. Fall or spring program.
Insects & Their Kin
This program introduces students to the incredible diversity of the invertebrate world and explores how they survive. Students collect and examine little creatures using sweep nets and bug boxes, and discover they are responsible for healthy soil, healthy plants and healthy people. Fall or spring program.
Who comes out to play on a rainy day? Students will roll logs, dig in the soil and sift through vermicompost to uncover wiggling worms. We will also learn about their important jobs in nature. Fall or spring program.
Oh Deer, it’s Cold Out Hare
Students learn how deer and rabbits survive in winter by focusing on their adaptations. Through hands-on activities, they discover the changes that take place in winter and search for animal signs in the outdoors. With sufficient snow cover, snowshoes may be worn. Winter program.