Location: Programs can be held at your school or at the Center at Fairfield, unless otherwise noted.
Grades: PreK – 2 (programs can be modified for other age groups; call our program coordinator at 203 259-6305 x109 to make arrangements)
Program Length: 45-60 minutes
Introduce your students to the various characteristics of vertebrate and invertebrate animal groups. Using live animals (mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird and invertebrate) and props, students identify, compare, and contrast specific characteristics and classify the animals. A4, A6, A12, A14
MARSHES, PONDS & STREAMS
Explore a variety of aquatic habitats in the Larsen Sanctuary. Students compare and contrast plant and animal adaptations for survival in these habitats. Through examination and identification of organisms and their habitats, students learn about the natural dynamics within freshwater ecosystems. A15, B4, B10, B11, C11
BIRDS OF PREY
Students learn about the special adaptations of raptors and the role they play in ecosystems. Includes live raptors and props. Suitable for assembly programs. Please note special program pricing. B3, B11, C5
LIFE IN THE WOODLAND
Students learn that a woodland is a habitat made up of plants and animals. They will discover the interdependence of living organisms in the layers (Canopy, understory, ground layer, and underground) of the woodland community. Live animals and props are used to tell the story. A12, A14, B3, B10
Students learn about the Native Americans reliance and respect for natural resources in every day life long ago. Hands-on activities allow students to practice daily life skills such as food preparation, wigwam building, and wampum bracelet making. During an outdoor walk students visit a replica of an Algonquin wigwam and experience the forest as a traditional resource for daily needs: grocery store, medicine source, home improvement center and more. A9, A24, B7
WHAT MAKES A BIRD A BIRD?
Learn the characteristics common to all birds. Students will learn how to identify different types of beaks, feet, and feathers to determine how these features relate to behaviors and habitats. Students practice identifying birds by sight and sound. Program includes live birds, feathers, mounted specimens, and bones.
Suitable for assembly programs. A4, A12, A14, B3, B4
OUR WATERY WORLD
Water, water everywhere! Where does it go and how does it get there? Students journey through the water cycle as a drop of water to gain a better understanding of the importance of water in our ecosystems. Following the water cycle game students use a watershed model to understand how human actions impact water resources. B12, B13, C11
At the Center
One program: $135/classroom
Two or more: $125/classroom
At your site
One program: $135/classroom + travel
Two or more: $125/classroom + travel
$250/hour + travel
Birds of Prey Programs
$250 + travel
After School Option
Programs are also available as 3-8 week after school series.
Connecticut Framework Codes
Our programs address the Connecticut Science Framework standards as noted in the program description.
Scheduling and Information
Please call: 203-259-6305 Ext. 109