(Pre-K, K-2, 3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12) (college) (adult group)
These programs can be customized for any age group.
OE-1 BEACH ECOLOGY
This hands-in investigation of the intertidal shoreline community emphasizes how plants and animals adapt to their harsh environment. Students will find seaweeds, mussels, crabs, snails and more, but remember all goes back to their habitat! This program must be scheduled during the four hours of lowest tide. Available April through October. Specialized programs may be available upon request. Outdoor program.
OE-2 BIOTIC COMMUNITIES
This nature "walk" through the woodland and the field community is an introduction to several natural habitats, emphasizing producers, consumers and decomposers, their interdependence, and change in nature (old-field succession). Programs with a particular emphasis (i.e., birdwatching) may be available upon request. Outdoor program.
OE-3 WINTER SEARCH PARTY
This is a cold weather "search" for evidence of animal activity, emphasizing the effects of adverse environmental conditions upon plants and animals and the adaptations that help cold weather survival. Animal tracking will be done if field conditions are appropriate. Outdoor program.
OE-4 POND STUDY
Dip into this hands-on investigation of the pond environment. Specific adaptations of living things to this special environment will be observed first-hand and interpreted. Students will use dip nets and hand lenses and will learn to use a simple field guide to identify common pond inhabitants. Best during Spring. Outdoor program.