Invite a Schuylkill Center naturalist to your school for in-class programs or guided explorations of your schoolyard.

Fees: $300 + travel fee ($20-$40 depending on travel time)

Preschool & Kindergarten

In-school programs for preschool and kindergarten classes are one hour in length and designed for groups of 15 or fewer.

Senses & Nature

Hands-on activities and natural history artifacts engage all of your students’ senses while they learn about nature and the senses of other animals!

Around the Pond

Learn about the pond ecosystem by exploring the lives of pond residents such as the frogs and dragonflies. Live animal visitors are available for an additional fee.

Discovering Birds

Learn about the birds in your schoolyard by sight and sound. Students will also investigate examples of birds’ nests. Live bird visitors (hawk or owl) are available for an additional fee.

Grades 1-12

In-school programs for grades 1-12 are one hour in length and suited for classes of up to 30 students.

Butterflies & Other Insects

From the creepy-crawly to the magnificent, insects are amazing and well-adapted to their surroundings. Learn facts about insects that will make your students go buggy!

Wildlife Protectors

From city squirrels to migrating birds, urban wildlife needs protection. Students will learn how some animals adapt to living close to humans, and how to make our neighborhoods safer for them.

Mammals & Their Adaptations

Using animal pelts, skulls, tracks, and scat, students study mammals and adaptations that help them survive.

Trash Bash

We have a trash problem! Learn what we’re throwing away and come up with ways to reduce, reuse, recycle.

Schoolyard Exploration

Explore your schoolyard through the eyes of animals. Your students will be amazed at all that calls your schoolyard home as they search for signs of plants and animals.

What's with Water?

A comprehensive introduction to water as a natural resource and an exploration of the water cycle.

Watersheds & Water Pollution

Students demonstrate the concepts of a watershed and nonpoint source pollution through hands-on activities and by following the journey of Fred the Fish as he swims downstream.

Wetlands & Water Quality

Students discover, through hands-on activities, how wetlands act as sponges, purifiers, and nurseries. We compare how nature purifies water to how humans clean water by constructing a drinking water filter.

Water Quality Testing

Students use chemical and biological tests to determine the water quality of a local waterway. Can be done in the classroom or at a walkable pond or stream site.

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