NATURE PLAY at Lehigh Valley Zoo is new for 2016.
One hour program $12.50/person
Participants will use their imaginations to explore and discover new things in their natural world. Participants will learn through guided nature activities as well as independent unstructured exploration time. Lehigh Valley Zoo is committed to supporting children’s learning and development while connecting them with the natural world. STEAM skills are critical no matter the path a student pursues so Lehigh Valley Zoo incorporates these into their programming. They will each get a take home as a memory of the experiences and that they will be able to use for their future nature adventures.
Appropriate for grades K-12 60 mins
Covers PDE Science Standards
All Nature topics will take place at outside classrooms throughout the Zoo.
Survivor: Participants will gain confidence in nature by learning how animals survive against overwhelming odds through animal encounters and games. Students will even discover a couple survivor skills of their own.
Plants: Participants will experience the secret life of plants while exploring parts of plants and learning how plants grow and survive. Students will discover why animals need plants to survive.
Insects: Participants will travel outside to discover the tiny world of insects. Students will be able to identify the parts of the insect as well as explain the need for these misunderstood animals.
Animals: Students will learn about various animals such as birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians. Students will explore the natural habitats of animals through guided nature activities.
Water: Participants will experience the different stages of water and where they are found in nature. Students will learn why water is important to plants and animals through games and guided nature activities.
Urban: Participants will combine the urban and natural world and learn how everything is connected. Through nature play and guided activities students will discover that nature is never out of their reach no matter where they live.