Outreach Programs

Traveling Programs bring the animals and plants of Dyken Pond Center to you! Libraries and other organizations can be a great venue to instill a sense of curiosity about the environment. Contact us for current prices and schedule.

Libraries: click on this link for current program offerings: Outreach Programs
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After School enrichment programs are available as a series, run 1 -2 hours in length and can be designed to fit your school’s schedule. Call for current prices and schedule.  Choose from the list below or we can tailor a program to fit your needs.

Bat Masks made in “Amazing Animals” series

Nature and Science – Hands-on Science is Fun! Explore nature through Scientific Inquiry using science instruments: microscopes, magnifying glasses, discovery loupes, binoculars, increment borers and pH tests. We will go outside, explore and learn about the world around us. Topics may include native animals, birds, insects, water quality and much more.  Students will learn the scientific method by asking  questions each week and then devising science experiments to answer the challenge.  Be prepared to venture outdoors each week. Grades K-5

Nature Discovery – This program uses award-winning children’s literature as a starting point to discover nature and the connections between ourselves, all living things and planet Earth.  After reading a short story, children will actively explore the topic of the day through hands-on activities, games and crafts.  Emphasis will be on sensory awareness, creative thinking and lots of fun to explore the natural world around us. Children should be prepared to go outside for a portion of the class each week and dress accordingly.  Grades K-5.

Amazing Animals –  How do animals communicate?  Why to they behave as they do?  What can they teach us?  Animal tracks and signs, and identification are covered as well as the inter-relationships they have with the rest of their ecosystem. Grades K – 6

Outdoor Learning Skills – As outdoor exploration becomes more popular among young people, the need to educate them on how to stay safe in the woods has become essential.  This skills-building program gives the basics on how to construct a survival shelter, navigation by map and compass, lost-proofing and keeping mental control, finding water, etc.  Grades 5 – 8.

Nature and Art – Discover nature through observation and creativity. Explore a different topic each week followed by an art project.  Grades  K – 6