A Walk in the Woods, Environmental Education Company

A Walk in the Woods, Environmental Education Company

Welcome to A Walk in the Woods where we inspire children to enjoy the outdoors through fun and educational science programs brought to you.  Children can learn about reptiles, insects, coral reefs, Carolina wildlife, bats, sea turtles, snakes and more. Our traveling museum-based science programs

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Animal Crackers


Program description

This live animal science program educates students on the different characteristics of animals.  Students will see LIVE ANIMALS including reptiles and exotic insects with a selected animal for touching.  Students will also touch a large variety of hands-on artifacts including animal pelts and skulls. See what it is like to be a beekeeper and try on a beekeeper hat. This fun and educational


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance
Artistic Discipline: Media, Multi-discipline, Multi-media
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Science
Population served: Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Space / technical requirements:

A classroom, gym or media center is ideal for the program and 4 tables to display items on. Access to an electrical outlet is required.


We provide outreach programs delivered to your site.

Fees / Ticketing:

*We can accommodate full grade levels! Basic and deluxe programs available.  Deluxe programs bring more animals, artifacts and activity sheets for copying.  If selecting a deluxe program, please add $75 to the price listed below.

Up to 25 students = $230

Up to 35 students = $260

Up to 45 students = $285

Up to 55 students = $310

Up to 65 students = $360

Up to 75 students = $410

Up to 100 students = $485


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Our programs focus on a multi-sensory and multi-step approach to learning. All programs have a slide presentation, hands-on artifacts, interactive educational displays and live animal demonstrations. There are live hands-on animals in every program. SL5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. Programs include colorful images to explain science concepts via slides, posters, charts and diagrams. Also on display are a large variety of hands-on common and uncommon artifacts (some rare and endangered) for students to compare texture, color, shape and form. SL6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. During the presentation, students are provided with new vocabulary pertaining to the science topic. SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. Periodically throughout the presentation, students are encouraged to ask questions.

NC Essential Standards:

K.L.1 Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things. K.L.1.2 Compare characteristics of living and nonliving things in terms of their: structure; growth; changes. Students will understand the basic categories of animals and their characteristics that make them alike and different from other animals. 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles. The life cycle of butterflies is discussed in detail with a large replica of an egg, caterpillar and adult butterfly. The life cycle of moths with replica examples of a cocoon as compared to a chrysalis is also discussed. 2.L.1.1 Identify physical characteristics (head, tail, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, legs, paws, beak, feathers, fur) in a variety of animals. Students can see and touch a wide variety of animal pelts, bones, feathers, cocoons, invertebrates and mounted specimens for comparison of texture, size, shape and color. 2.L.2 identify characteristics of various environments and the resources they provide to help people survive. 2.L.2.2. Identify living organisms (animals, people, plants) found in various environments. The Animal Crackers programs discusses animals that live in forests, lakes and oceans with hands-on examples of each.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Notification is needed as soon as possible and we will reschedule the program as calendar permits. A cancellation fee is due if cancelled within a 2 week period from the program date. The cancellation fee is $75.