Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Wildlife in Winter

Exploring Wildlife in Winter is a fun and inspiring Environmental Education Program designed for 3rd-5th grade at the Boardman River Nature Center. This exciting 2 hour program explores the winter adaptations of animals, food webs, and the impacts that human activity can have on our environment. The program will include hands-on activities in the classroom and an expedition into the natural world around the Nature Center. It is designed to get kids outside, introduce them to the wonders of nature, allow them to explore the outdoors, and to participate in an active learning environment. It was developed to inspire exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

This program was created specifically for grades 3-5 but can be adapted for other age groups as well.

Exploring Wildlife in Winter will include three components:

  1. Adaptations: Students will develop an understanding that Michigan animals have observable body parts that help them live in their environment.
  2. Food Webs and Interdependence: Students will identify local organisms as part of a food chain or food web, and will understand that changes in the populations of one animal can affect populations of another animal.
  3. Human Impact: People change the environment in ways that are helpful and harmful to other animals.

All of our programs meet many Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.
and Next Generation Science Standards.

For a full list of standards that Exploring Winter in Wildlife program conforms to, CLICK HERE.