Programs for 3rd - 5th Grade
Waterfowl and Friends
Broaden your knowledge of waterfowl as you meet a swan, a goose and a duck face to face. Observe the unique traits that help them to survive and distinguish them from other birds. Learn about different flight styles and discuss migration. Stroll through the park, and reflect on these concepts and how they apply to the birds.
Time: 30-45 minutes
Web of Life
Learn about our role as environmental stewards as we examine birds, reptiles, insects and their corresponding habitats. Understand the significance of plants’ and animals’ roles within an ecosystem, and when one of these essential components is removed, consider the rippling effects and resulting consequences. Fifth graders will distinguish between producers, consumers, decomposers, detritivores and scavengers.
Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Meet A Duck
What makes a bird a bird? Students will discover the basic characteristics of birds and traits specific to waterfowl through a hands-on approach. A basic overview of the park will also be provided to insure the best possible experience for participants.
Time: 15-20 Minutes
Wetland Ecology & Biology
Explore the forested wetland located within the park and discover the characteristics that make this habitat unique. Understand wetland ecosystems, and how these habitats are essential to global health. Study the interactions between different organisms, and between organisms and the nonliving elements in their environment.
Time: 2 hours
For any programs presented on weekends, there will be a surcharge of $25 per program.