Indoor School Programs
One hour indoor programs feature live animals and may be scheduled at the nature center or at your school site. These programs are scaled to each grade level or may be used for school assembly presentations.
All programs for schools are correlated to meet Kansas state core curriculum.
Indoor Programs Topics
Learn about the wildlife and habitats native to Kansas. We will feature a live opossum, owl, hawk, snake, turtle, and other animals and discuss the adaptations they have to their individual habitats.
Slimey Skins, Scales, Feathers and Fur
What makes each group of animals alike and different? This class shows you the unique features of each of 5 classes of animals: amphibians, turtles, reptiles, birds and mammals. Its about learning to classify. Hands on activities.
Creatures of the Night
Learn about the mysterious world of nocturnal creatures, the ways they find their food, their communication and navigation skills, and their unique designs that help them live by night.
On Silent Wings-The Owls
Meet four species of Kansas owls up close and learn about the nocturnal secrets of these flying tigers.
Slimy Skins & Leathery Scales
Cold-blooded and proud of it! This class features the groups known collectively as the herps. Learn to appreciate the unique qualities of frogs, toads, turtles .Crocs,and reptiles.
Fit for Survival Nature designs that help animals survive are the topic of this class. Investigate a variety of adaptations of animals and plants that help to insure survival.
Talons of Steel
Nerves of steel and feet to match. The raptors are designed to hunt. A look at the characteristics of birds of prey with special appearances by four different live birds including 2 hawks, a falcon, and an owl.
Coats of Fur
What is fuzzy, drinks milk and warm all over? A Mammal! Learn what makes mammals unique and how their fur and bodies have adapted to habitats from the arctic to the tropics.
On the Brink - Species in Danger
A look at the growing numbers of species threatened and in danger of extinction, in Kansas and in the world. Features our Cargo for Conservation and some real live threatened species.
$60 at Nature Center or $85 at your school
How to schedule
Classes may be scheduled from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Indoor classes must be scheduled by calling the nature center directly.
- Please allow at least 2 weeks notice.
- Group sizes of more than one class may be scheduled if the nature center has staff available. The classroom can accommodate up to 50 students. Additional space is available in the outdoor amphitheater. Please inform staff at the time of scheduling if any of your group requires special assistance.
- Payment is due at the time of the program. Schools may send advance payment for indoor programs. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: Lawrence Parks and Recreation.
To schedule a class or for more information call (785) 832-7980.