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Interactive (all grades):

  • Mammals

    • Find out what makes mammals so mesmerizing and exploration of their clever survival habits and homes.
    • Science: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.LS.3, 1.LS.1, 1.LS.3, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.3, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.2, 5.LS.2, 6.LS.1, 6.LS.4
  • Birds

    • Let your mind soar like a bird as you learn to identify the diverse feathered residents of our region and explore the adaptions that make each species so unique.
    • Science: K.LS.1, K.LS.2, K.LS.3, 1.LS.1, 1.LS.3, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.3, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.2, 5.LS.2, 6.LS.1, 6.LS.4
  • Animal Classification

    • Compare and contrast characteristics of the six major animal classes: insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds.
    • ScienceLS.1, K.LS.2, K.LS.3, 1.LS.1, 1.LS.3, 1.LS.4, 2.LS.3, 3.LS.1, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.1, 4.LS.3, 5.LS.2, 6.LS.3
  • Animal Adaptations

    • Discover the wide range of unique adaptations animals use to thrive and survive.
    • Science: K.LS.2, K.LS.3, 1.LS.2, 1.LS.3, 1.LS.4, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.3, 3.LS.3, 3.LS.4, 4.LS.1, 4.LS.2, 4.LS.3, 5.LS.2, 5.LS.3, 6.LS.1
  • Predator & Prey

    • Discover how energy flows through an ecosystem’s food web.
    • Science: K.LS.2, K.LS.3, 2.LS.1, 3.LS.3, 3.LS.4, 4.LS.3, 5.LS.2, 5.LS.3, 6.LS.2, 6.LS.3
  • Animal Tracks & Signs

    • Learn how to detect and interpret evidence of animal activity and behavior.
    • Science: K.LS.2, 1.LS.2, 1.LS.3, 1.LS.4, 2.LS.3, 3.LS.3
  • Habitat Hike

    • Take a virtual hike through diverse habitats and discover the unique homes animals make within.
    • Science: K.LS.2, K.LS.3, 1.LS.3, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.3, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.2, 4.LS.3, 5.LS.2, 6.LS.1, 6.LS.2, 6.LS.4, 6.LS.5
  • Nature Hike

    • Explore the secrets of nature on a naturalist-led virtual hike.
    • SciencePS.1, K.LS.1, K.LS.2, 1.LS.1, 1.LS.3, 2.LS.1, 2.LS.2, 3.LS.3, 4.LS.2, 5.LS.2, 6.LS.1, 6.LS.4, 6.LS.5
  • Native Cultures and the Fur Trade

    • Learn about how Native groups in the region and the Europeans traded goods and changed each other’s culture.
    • Social Studies: 1.3.8, 1.4.6, 3.1.1, 3.1.8, 3.1.9, 3.3.11, 3.3.13, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.5, 4.3.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2
    • United States History: USH 2.4
    • Indiana Studies: IS.1.1, IS.1.2
  • One Room Schoolhouse

    • Become a student of the 1870s in a virtual living history experience from an authentic one room schoolhouse.
    • Social Studies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 3.1.6, 3.1.8

 

Lectures (better for older students):

  • Made in Elkhart County

    • Explore the major industries and products made in Elkhart County and the people who made them.
  • Elkhart County and World War II

    • People from Elkhart County were at all the major events in World War II; learn about locals that served during the war and helped the war effort on the homefront.

 

Q&A with an Expert:

  • We are happy to connect with your students on topics not listed above.

    • Wondering what a day in the life of a naturalist or curator is like?
    • Have questions about how to prepare for a career in history or environmental education?
    • Need an expert to answer questions about a history or nature subject you are studying in the classroom? (just give us a little prep time and we will share everything we know!)

How it Works

  1. Book a program using the process below.
  2. The day before your field trip, you will receive a link via email to a secure meeting (your choice of Webex or Google Meet). Please share this link with students who will be connecting from home.
  3. Connect and enjoy!

How to Schedule

  • Contact us at:

  • Please be prepared with the following:

    • Which program you would like
    • 2-3 potential dates
    • Start and end times
    • Grade level
    • School name
    • How many students will be connecting or in the classroom. There is a limit of 100 connections per session.
    • Which platform you prefer (Webex or Google Meet)
    • Any special needs or requests
    • Your contact info: name, email, phone