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Teachers:

Observation, Critical Thinking and Designing the Process is what STEAM, NGSS and Common Core Traveling Naturalist programs are all about! Choose from a one-time visit or check out our Project Based Learning programs where students will enhance their observation skills by working on a long-term project.

No mileage fee will be charged for locations within 10 miles of the ENC. A $1.10 per mile fee (round trip) will be charged to locations beyond 10 miles with a minimum charge of $35.

To book a Traveling Naturalist call 949-645-8489 or email sama@encenter.org

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Grades

Science Focus

History/Social Science Focus

Art/Science Focus

 Pre-K & TK

Students will be introduced to the concept of magnets through a whimsical story followed by several hands-on science experiments. Through several magnet activities, students will learn how magnets of varying strength adhere to certain surfaces, demonstrating how magnets can either attract or repel each other, as well as further examining the concept of magnetic strength. 45 minutes. $5.00 per student/ 20 student minimum fee

The science buzzwords for this program are “materials” & “strength”. Students will participate in the telling of Bernadette Watts’ “The Three Little Pigs”, followed by the opportunity to build a house using three different materials from the story, as they make their own predictions & then test out the strength of the materials they used. 45 minutes. $5.00 per student/ 20 student minimum fee

Students will be introduced to the concepts of physical vs. chemical reactions, and how when chemicals react, interesting things happen–like explosions! They will become chemists as they explore several chemical reactions that will simulate the natural phenomena of geysers, volcanoes & for the finale…we will make elephant toothpaste! $6.00 per student/ 20 student minimum fee

Students will explore the science behind color as they participate in the story of “White Rabbit’s Color Book” followed by a special meeting of a live bunny to introduce the concept of camouflage in nature. They will then make predictions & conduct their own experiments that will introduce the primary & secondary colors, with the opportunity to make rainbows & create new colors. $5.50 per student/ 20 student minimum fee

After a story about critters who help the soil, students will learn how to gently dig for some garden helpers, use their magnifying lenses to practice observation, and will have fun sorting them out. They will wrap things up by meeting and learning more about 1 more garden helper. 45 min/ $5.00/student – Minimum 20 student booking fee

After a story about being a gardener and playing a garden game, students will learn how to plant a seed and will get to plant their very own seeds to take home with them. 45 min/ $5.00/student – Minimum 20 student booking fee.

After a story about ladybugs and learning about their lifecycles, students will get the chance to explore the world of ladybugs by releasing them. (Spring only). 45 min/ $5.50/student – Minimum 20 student booking fee

After a story about spiders and getting to meet one, students will learn about the types of webs spiders weave, and then try their hand at making a web to catch a bug in. 45 min/ $5.00/student – Minimum 20 student booking fee

Hop, crawl, and jump through the world of Toads. After a story and a game, Students will get to meet a Toad first hand and see how they can help amphibians. 45 min/ $5.00/student – Minimum 20 student booking fee

Slither through the world of reptiles in this fun snake-filled scaly adventure. Students will learn about vibrations and smells through a snake game and will get to meet 2 different snakes. 45 min/$5.00 per student- Minimum 20 student booking fee

After a story about bees, students will get to see bees under a microscope, learn about pollination through a bee dance, and discover why bees are so important. 45 min/$5.00 per student- Minimum 20 student booking fee

Through story, sand, and tracks, students will get to experience what its like to hike through the desert, not to mention, what animals they will get to meet along the way. 45 min/$5.00 per student- Minimum 20 student booking fee

A 45 – 60-minute program offered to kindergarten students. On this exciting adventure, students will discover the attributes of mammals and learn about the habitats they come from. Through storytelling, playing games, and touching live animals, students will learn about mammals, and the difference between fictional and realistic traits. (Kindergarten Science Standards: 1a, 2a, 2c, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4d, 4e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

Through storytelling fun to find out what a forest habitat is all about, students will hike, crawl, jump, and look for animals on their journey through the forest. 45 min/$5.00 per student- Minimum 20 student booking fee

After a fun story about leaves, students will get to sort leaves and learn about the different shapes and colors of leaves and how they change with the seasons. They will get to meet a critter that eats leaves and create a memory leaf print of their favorite leaf! 45 min/$5.00 per student- Minimum 20 student booking fee

A 45- to 60-minute program offered to pre-kindergarten students. Students will transform into a butterfly and go on a journey to discover animal differences. During this live animal storytelling adventure, students will engage their conversational skills, play games to hone their listening skills and learn about the world around them by touching live animals and artifacts. Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

K

Students will use their observation skills to describe patterns of plants and animals, explore how plants and animals change environments to meet their needs, and seek solutions to reducing their impact on the environment. 45 minute program. $5.50 per student /20 student minimum fee. Standards: K-LS-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-3

Students will learn about an environmental problem, map and design solutions, and then engineer their designs using a multitude of tools. Students will then analyze the difference between designs and compare and contrast designs and their effectiveness. 1.5 hours, $9.00 per student/ 20 student minimum fee. Standards: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

A 45 – 60-minute program offered to kindergarten students. On this exciting adventure, students will discover the attributes of mammals and learn about the habitats they come from. Through storytelling, playing games, and touching live animals, students will learn about mammals, and the difference between fictional and realistic traits. (Science Standards: 1a, 2a, 2c, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4d, 4e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 45 – 60-minute program offered to kindergarten students. The ENC Naturalist will guide students through a discussion of why plants are important. One student will become a seed and receive water, soil, sunlight and air to grow into a tree. The students become plants and grow roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds. Students learn about the characteristics that all mammals share and feel real mammal pelts. They learn what birds have in common and touch a real owl wing and foot. Students learn about insects and watch as a classmate is transformed into a butterfly. They learn all about reptiles and have an opportunity to touch a live snake. (Science Standards: 1a, 2a, 2c, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4d, 4e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 45- to 60-minute program offered to pre-kindergarten students. Students will transform into a butterfly and go on a journey to discover animal differences. During this live animal storytelling adventure, students will engage their conversational skills, play games to hone their listening skills and learn about the world around them by touching live animals and artifacts. Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

Students will view and discuss simple patterns found in nature; from leaves to animal skin. They will use their knowledge of patterns to create a picture of a snake, and use different mediums to learn that art can be created using a variety of materials. Students will meet 2 live snakes to compare and contrast their patterns and textures. 60 minute program $6.50 per student/20 student minimum fee

 1st

Students will use their observation skills to describe adaptations of 3 animals they meet and how those adaptations help the animal succeed in their environments. Students learn about human designs that have been inspired by nature and then work in teams to draw up their own inventions inspired by 1 of the animals they have met. 1 hour program, $5.50 per student/ 20 student minimum fee. Standards: 1-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1

Students will learn about an environmental problem, map and design solutions, and then engineer their designs using a multitude of tools. Students will then analyze the difference between designs and compare and contrast designs and their effectiveness. 1.5 hours, $9.00 per student/ 20 student minimum fee. Standards: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

A 60-minute program offered to 1st grade students. Students learn that different plants and animals inhabit many kinds of environments and have external features that help them thrive in various places. They participate in a skit to learn that plants have roots to absorb water and nutrients from the soil and green leaves to make food from sunlight. Students see and touch the real skulls of animals to infer what animals eat from the shapes of their teeth. They see and touch mammal horns, antlers, claws and hooves, and discuss how they help mammals to thrive. They perform experiments and observe owl wings to learn how these amazing birds fly silently to catch their prey. They discuss the adaptations that help reptiles to live in very hot, dry places and touch a live snake. (Science Standards: 2a, 2b, 2e, 2c, 2d, 2e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

Students get up close and personal 3 different animals of various textures. They will learn how to draw one one of the animals they meet and use 3 different mediums to complete their art piece. When they are finished with their masterpiece, they will learn how to mount their art piece onto a colored fabric that compliments their art piece. 90 minute program $8.50 per student/20 student minimum fee.

2nd

Students will learn about an environmental problem, map and design solutions, and then engineer their designs using a multitude of tools. Students will then analyze the difference between designs and compare and contrast designs and their effectiveness. 1.5 hours, $9.00 per student/ 20 student minimum fee. Standards: K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

A 60-minute program offered to 2nd grade students. Students will be immersed in the life cycle of a cricket during this fascinating insect investigation. They will sharpen their observation skills by catching and examining their very own cricket and recording their findings. They will learn about the role of crickets and other insects in the environment, and learn how to see life through the eyes of an insect. (Science Standards: 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 4d, 4g.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 2nd grade students. Students “become” plants and learn how they grow and reproduce. Students learn that animals produce offspring of their own kind, and look through our baby book to see that many baby animals resemble their parents. They see replicas of butterfly eggs, larva, pupae and adults to learn about metamorphosis. They play a game to match animal eggs with the critters that laid them. Students view real animal skulls to determine which is predator and which is prey based on the position of their eyes, and also get to see and touch a real, live predator! (Science Standards: 2a, 2b, 2e, 2f, 3e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

In this comparison between cool and warm colors, forest and desert ecosystems are explored and understood. Learning from nature is the best way to learn about how colors influence an environment or a space and how that space influences how animals inhabit that space. Students will meet a desert animal and a forest animal and see how each animal camouflages with its environment. Students will choose one of the animals to draw and will create a finished masterpiece based on inspiration from their favorite animal. 90 minute program $8.50 per student/20 student minimum fee

3rd

After exploring balanced and unbalanced forces, making predictions about motion, and experimenting with magnets, Students will solve an environmental problem using magnets. Students will then analyze a problem and use their scientific knowledge to design a scientific solution. 1 hour, $5.50 per student/ 20 student minimum fee. Standards: 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, and 3-PS2-4

A 60-minute program offered to 3rd grade students. Through storytelling, games and activities, students learn that ecosystems are very much like a game of “Jenga.” If enough pieces are removed it will eventually collapse. Students will participate in an ecosystem building activity and discover the healthy bond that predators and prey share. They will learn about a Southern California animal that is endangered due to habitat loss. Students will plant a native plant to help restore this animal’s habitat, and learn about the sun’s important role in plant growth. (Science Standards: 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 3rd grade students. Students learn that energy comes from the Sun to Earth in the form of sunlight, which is collected by leaves, which convert it to food. They perform a skit and learn which parts of the plant are responsible for growth and reproduction. Students “visit” different environments: the ocean, desert, forest, and grassland and learn about the adaptations of diverse life forms. In the ocean, students see and touch a kelp holdfast, a sea urchin skeleton, a sea otter pelt, and a shark jaw, and discuss their adaptations. In the grassland, students see and touch a ground squirrel pelt and an owl wing and discuss their adaptations. In the forest, students see and touch deer antlers and a cougar claw and discuss their adaptations. In the desert, students see and touch a live snake and discuss its adaptations. (Science Standards: 1a, 1d, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 3rd and 4th grade students. In the days before digital entertainment, people across the world told legends to explain the world around them. Students will learn a legend of two indigenous peoples of Orange County, the Tongva (Gabrielino) and Acjachemen (Juaneño) and master crafting legends as they dive into the magical world of storytelling. In this hands-on workshop, students will create and share legends based on the six sacred animals. They will design their own symbols, and craft their own talking sticks. (Social Science Standards: 3.2.1, 4.2.1.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 3rd and 4th grade students. After learning about the daily life of two indigenous peoples of Orange County, the Tongva (Gabrielino) and Acjachemen (Juaneño), students will jump into a hands-on simulation of how trading worked in pre-Spanish California history, around 500 years ago. In this fun quest, students will construct a miniature raft that floats and develop proper negotiating skills to acquire all of the resources they need for survival. (Social Science Standards: 3.2.1, 3.5.1, 3.5.3, 4.2.1.) Tuition: $5/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

Students will learn how to take their art a notch deeper. The class will choose one native California ecosystem, such as the forest, desert, or ocean. They will then meet an animal that is native to their chosen environment and learn how to draw it in its habitat. Using photographs of the selected ecosystem, students will explore elements of color, rhythm and texture and form a landscape that creates the illusion of space and depth. 90 minute program $8.50 per student/20 student minimum fee

4th

Students will learn about 2 major earthquake disasters and assess why they think buildings and infrastructure collapsed. Using their observations, they will design and construct a model of an earthquake resistant building and then put their design to the test in an earthquake simulation model. 1.5 hours, $9.00 per student / 20 student minimum fee. Standards: 4-ESS3-2, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

Students will have fun with Newton and the laws of energy and motion. After learning the laws of motion, students will be given a chance to come up with experiments with the materials provided and will explore and prove why their experiment is showing off some energy! 1 hr, $5.50 per student / 20 student minimum fee. Standards: 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-3, 4-PS4-4

A 60-minute program offered to 4th grade students. Students experience a fun obstacle course during which they build, form and erode land forms to gain points for their team. They learn about earthquakes, plate tectonics, seismographs, the rock cycle and rock classification. Through a Seismograph simulation, the Junior Geologists become familiar with measuring and collecting data, as they shake things up in their classroom and unearth geology! (Science Standards: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6a, 6c, 6d.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 4th grade students. Students become ecologists and study producers and consumers within the ecosystem. They learn that plants are the primary source of matter and energy entering most food chains. Students learn about decomposers and play an energy pyramid game to learn about interdependence. They study real animal skulls to determine if animals are carnivores, omnivores or herbivores based on the shape of their teeth. Students see and touch a real, live carnivore. (Science Standards: 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 3rd and 4th grade students. In the days before digital entertainment, people across the world told legends to explain the world around them. Students will learn a legend of two indigenous peoples of Orange County, the Tongva (Gabrielino) and Acjachemen (Juaneño) and master crafting legends as they dive into the magical world of storytelling. In this hands-on workshop, students will create and share legends based on the six sacred animals. They will design their own symbols, and craft their own talking sticks. (Social Science Standards: 3.2.1, 4.2.1.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 3rd and 4th grade students. After learning about the daily life of two indigenous peoples of Orange County, the Tongva (Gabrielino) and Acjachemen (Juaneño), students will jump into a hands-on simulation of how trading worked in pre-Spanish California history, around 500 years ago. In this fun quest, students will construct a miniature raft that floats and develop proper negotiating skills to acquire all of the resources they need for survival. (Social Science Standards: 3.2.1, 3.5.1, 3.5.3, 4.2.1.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

Students will observe and describe contrast and emphasis in works of art and in the environment. They will identify pairs of complementary colors by creating mini native plant art paintings that utilize proportion, line, texture, space, and value. 90 minute program $8.50 per student/20 student minimum fee

5th

Students will get to experience the art of tinkering with their own experiments to see if they can get a new state of matter to cause an affect on a given object. After launching some rockets and setting up a crystal growing station with ingredients the measurements the students predict are accurate, this program will leave the students feeling like science does matter! 1.5 hours, $9.00 per student / 20 student minimum fee. Standards: 5-PS1-4. 3-5-ETS13

A 60-minute program offered to 5th grade students. Molecules surround us but how do we know they exist? How do you draw the line between magic and science? Students will participate in several exciting, interactive, hands-on experiments that will help them understand the periodic table of elements. They will explore the Scientific Method by launching rockets and reinventing the water cycle and will learn that matter really matters! (Science Standards: 1a, 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1g, 1h, 1i, 3c.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 5th grade students. Students learn that most of Earth’s water is present as salt water in the oceans and that the amount of fresh water is limited. After viewing a watershed map and discussing water pollution and conservation, they play a game to explore some ways in which water is polluted and cleaned. Students discuss photosynthesis and plant respiration and learn how sugar, water, and minerals are transported in a vascular plant by playing a game in which the entire class becomes a giant tree. This program is best when experienced in the schoolyard. (Science Standards: 2e, 2f, 2g, 3a, 3d, 3e ) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

Students will identify and describe the principles of design in visual compositions, emphasizing unity and harmony. They will use their knowledge of various artistic elements to describe similarities and differences in works of art and in the environment. They will analyze two different plants used by native butterflies and create artistic renderings, while at the same time learning about butterfly habitat gardening. 90 minute program $8.50 per student/20 student minimum fee

6th

Students will work in teams to design a rocket launch and graph correlations between ingredients and magnitude of chemical reactions. Standards: MS-PS1-2.

After learning the ins and outs of interdependency, students will meet a few animals and create a chart that illustrates environmental factors affecting these animals and how the animals are linked in an ecosystem: Mutually beneficial, competitive, or predatory. 1.5 hours, $8.50 per student / 20 student minimum fee. Standards: MS-LS2-2., MS-LS2-5

A 60-minute program offered to 6th grade students. Students will learn about the cycle of life in our natural world, and relate energy transfer to the world of consumerism. They will discover the life cycle of everyday products that are made from renewable and non-renewable resources. In a shopping extravaganza game, students will participate in an investigation to find out what the objects they are buying are made from. They will develop an awareness of how finite our resources on earth actually are. (Science Standards: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 6a, 6b, 6c.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 6th grade students. Students learn that energy enters ecosystems as sunlight, is transferred by producers into chemical energy through photosynthesis and then transferred from organism to organism through food webs. They play an energy pyramid game to learn how matter is transferred over time from one organism to others in the food web. Students also play Energy Cups and learn that energy is lost as it passes up through the energy pyramid. They discuss renewable and nonrenewable resources and ways that they can be protected and conserved. This program must be experienced in the schoolyard (due to the use of water in games). (California Science Standards: 5a, 5b, 5d, 5e, 6b.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

After examining selected works by various artists and dissecting color, shape, form, line, texture, balance, and space, students will get a quick lesson in different mediums. They will split up into teams to draw a live animal using different mediums and various combinations of space. Through this, students will see that artists can express the same theme by using different media and styles and that sometimes, the choice of medium reflects the artist’s view on natural resources. 90 minute program $8.50 per student/20 student minimum fee

Junior High

Students will work in teams to design a rocket launch and graph correlations between ingredients and magnitude of chemical reactions. Standards: MS-PS1-2.

After learning the ins and outs of interdependency, students will meet a few animals and create a chart that illustrates environmental factors affecting these animals and how the animals are linked in an ecosystem: Mutually beneficial, competitive, or predatory. 1.5 hours, $8.50 per student / 20 student minimum fee. Standards: MS-LS2-2., MS-LS2-5

A 60-minute program offered to 6th grade students. Students will learn about the cycle of life in our natural world, and relate energy transfer to the world of consumerism. They will discover the life cycle of everyday products that are made from renewable and non-renewable resources. In a shopping extravaganza game, students will participate in an investigation to find out what the objects they are buying are made from. They will develop an awareness of how finite our resources on earth actually are. (Science Standards: 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 6a, 6b, 6c.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 6th grade students. Students learn that energy enters ecosystems as sunlight, is transferred by producers into chemical energy through photosynthesis and then transferred from organism to organism through food webs. They play an energy pyramid game to learn how matter is transferred over time from one organism to others in the food web. Students also play Energy Cups and learn that energy is lost as it passes up through the energy pyramid. They discuss renewable and nonrenewable resources and ways that they can be protected and conserved. This program must be experienced in the schoolyard (due to the use of water in games). (California Science Standards: 5a, 5b, 5d, 5e, 6b.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to 7th grade students. It’s always easy to remember the lyrics to songs, especially if you wrote them yourself! In this fun and creative earth history timeline rhapsody, students will have the opportunity to devise their own poem or rap song about a time period on earth, then submit it into an ENC school-wide contest. Students will be exposed to a variety of rocks and fossils from Earth’s past. They will be able to describe the earth’s history as if it was their own. (Science Standards: 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, 4g; Languge Arts Standards: 1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.2 a,b,c; Theatre Standards: Connecting and applying what is learned in theatre, film. video, and electronic media to other art forms and subject areas.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).

A 60-minute program offered to Junior High and High School students. The CLIMATE REALITY presentation helps us understand our roles as humans in taking positive action for improving the way we interact and use our world’s resources.  This presentation by Michael Winters, instructor with the San Gabriel Unified School District for 12 years, stimulates action-oriented dialog to empower real, local action.

Droughts, floods, heat waves, insect outbreaks, wildfires, and sea level rise – we are encountering the reality of our changing climate every day. This latest presentation developed by Al Gore and the Climate Reality project highlight the extreme weather events of the past couple years and connects their increased frequency and intensity to anthropogenic climate change. The majority of the worlds’ scientists agree that burning of fossil fuels is changing the climate. There are those who would like to plant the seed of doubt about this reality. This new presentation will use scientific data to debunk the myths and misinformation being presented. Solutions are the final piece of the presentation; hopefully leaving everybody with the hope and inspiration that together we can turn the situation around and leave a better planet for future generations. Assemblies, $285/1st assembly (up to 150 students) $100 for each assembly thereafter on the same day.

A 90-minute program offered to 6th grade students. After examining selected works by various artists and dissecting color, shape, form, line, texture, balance, and space, students will get a quick lesson in different art materials. They will split up into teams to draw a live animal using different mediums and various combinations of space. Through this, students will see that artists can express the same theme by using different media and styles and that sometimes, the choice of medium reflects the artist’s view on natural resources. Students will have the opportunity to submit their art into the ENC’s annual art contest. (Visual Arts Standards: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and Science Standard 6c.) Tuition: $8.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session).  All art programs can be adjusted for any grade level.

High School

A 60-minute assembly offered to 1st – 8th grade students. In this exciting program, students see live birds of prey up close. As ornithologists, they will compare and contrast the traits and adaptations of hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey. Students will play games and participate in hands-on activities, gaining knowledge that will aid them in playing our “Raptorology 101” game show. (Program content varies based on grade level and curriculum standards.) Assembly ONLY. Tuition: $385/1st assembly, $100 for each additional assembly on the same day. (Up to 150 students per assembly).  This program has an extra mileage fee of $35.

A 60-minute program offered to Junior High and High School students. The CLIMATE REALITY presentation helps us understand our roles as humans in taking positive action for improving the way we interact and use our world’s resources.  This presentation by Michael Winters, instructor with the San Gabriel Unified School District for 12 years, stimulates action-oriented dialog to empower real, local action. Droughts, floods, heat waves, insect outbreaks, wildfires, and sea level rise – we are encountering the reality of our changing climate every day. This latest presentation developed by Al Gore and the Climate Reality project highlight the extreme weather events of the past couple years and connects their increased frequency and intensity to anthropogenic climate change. The majority of the worlds’ scientists agree that burning of fossil fuels is changing the climate. There are those who would like to plant the seed of doubt about this reality. This new presentation will use scientific data to debunk the myths and misinformation being presented. Solutions are the final piece of the presentation; hopefully leaving everybody with the hope and inspiration that together we can turn the situation around and leave a better planet for future generations. Assemblies, $285/1st assembly (up to 150 students) $100 for each assembly thereafter on the same day.

Assemblies

A 60-minute program offered to 1st – 8th grade students. In this hands-on, interactive demonstration, students become contestants on a game show, answer questions, and earn points toward meeting and touching several animals throughout the program. The game includes drawing, charades, and surprises. Students gain an understanding of various animal adaptations. This program can be taught as an assembly. (Program content varies based on grade level and curriculum standards.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session). Assemblies, $285/1st assembly (up to 150 students) $100 for each assembly thereafter on the same day.

A 60-minute program offered to 1st – 8th grade students. Students will meet lots of creepy, crawly arthropods face to face!. They will conquer their fears and learn about arthropod characteristics through hands on interaction. Students will learn about the important roles arthropods play in the environment, from decomposing to pollination. They will participate in “a day in the life” skit and see the world through arthropod eyes. Students can help construct a compost bin for their very own classroom or cafeteria to use (optional). (Program content varies based on grade level and curriculum standards.) Tuition: $5.50/student (minimum 20, maximum 40 per session). Assemblies, $285/1st assembly (up to 150 students) $100 for each assembly thereafter on the same day. Optional additional $50 for composting project.

In this hands-on, interactive demonstration about Reptiles, students become contestants on a game show, answer questions, and earn points toward meeting and touching several animals throughout the program. The game includes drawing, charades, and surprises. Students gain an understanding of what a Reptile is and what a Reptile is not.

A 60-minute assembly offered to 1st – 8th grade students. In this exciting program, students see live birds of prey up close. As ornithologists, they will compare and contrast the traits and adaptations of hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey. Students will play games and participate in hands-on activities, gaining knowledge that will aid them in playing our “Raptorology 101” game show. (Program content varies based on grade level and curriculum standards.) Assembly ONLY. Tuition: $385/1st assembly, $100 for each additional assembly on the same day. (Up to 150 students per assembly).  This program has an extra mileage fee of $35.

Bring the Sustainability Challenge to your school! In this fun and exciting race towards reducing waste, students will learn new ways to green up their school. Through exciting interactive trash timeline activities, climate change exploration mysteries, and carbon footprint games to the ever expanding landfill nightmare which grows in their MPR everytime they answer questions incorrectly, the footprint left on your students will be one that will last forever. 1 hour, 15 min. Up to 120 students per assembly. $285 for first assembly, $100 for each one thereafter.

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