Although the ideal way to learn about nature is to be immersed in it, we know that sometimes it is not possible. In order to reach children within the school setting, we have designed a dynamic series of outreach programs that bring the wonders of nature to the classroom. Perfect for the winter months, as a pre-lesson to a Riverbend field trip or simply just for fun, these lessons are hands-on and interactive, using a variety of live animals, natural artifacts and games.
Classroom Programs: 30-60 min. programs for up to 30 students
Habitats and Ecosystems
Every living thing needs a place to live, a habitat. Students explore the different needs of some local animals, and learn why animals have to have a habitat. Perfect for classroom and large group instruction. Addresses Standards 3.3 and 4.3
Every species on the planet has adaptations that give it an edge to survive in the wild. Students discover an array of amazing adaptations as they study specimens, observe live animals and take part in interactive nature activities. Ideal for large group instruction at all ages! Addresses Standard 3.3 and 4.3
Through a series of lessons, students learn about the amazing variety of animals that share the planet. Lesson themes can include: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and more. Sign up for multiple lessons or just one! Perfect for preschool to first grade. Address Standards 3.3 and 4.3
Riverbend’s staff is happy to work with you to create a Riverbend on the Road program that fits your needs, whether you need a different topic or have a larger group.
Classroom Programs (30 Students maximum)
Custom Program (30-100 students)
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* Travel Fees may apply, call for more information.
Payment is due in full the day of the program. Riverbend accepts cash, check and credit card.
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