Following an in-class introduction, students will visit one of our ponds, collecting tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, minnows and leeches. Students will bring the animals back to tables and identify them. Each student will receive a small pond booklet in which to circle animals and build food-chains. If time allows, we will also play an outdoor pond game.
Notes for teachers:
This program works best with the class divided into five groups. If you can wrangle one parent volunteer for each group, that would be ideal. If students bring their own rubber boots, great. If students need to borrow boots, we do have boots to lend out. This program runs rain or shine.