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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World of Snakes

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Program description

This live animal science program educates students on the wonderful world of snakes.  Students will see LIVE snakes from Africa, Central America and North America plus there will be a snake for touching too.  Students will also see and touch a variety of hand-on artifacts including a snake skeleton, snake eggs, a preserved venomous Copperhead and a 10 ft. African Rock Python skin.  This fun

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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Media, Multi-discipline, Multi-media
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, 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.

Location(s):

We provide outreach science 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

Over 100 students, please add $3.50 per student

EDUCATION STANDARDS

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.1.1 Compare different types of the same animal (i.e. different types of dogs, different types of cats, etc.) to determine individual differences within a particular type of animal. Snakes come in a large array of sizes, colors and patterns yet they all share some basic characteristics. Students will learn to identify native venomous and non-venomous snakes . Some non-venomous snakes use mimicry patterns to imitate venomous snakes. Live snake demonstrations of non-venomous native and exotic snakes are conducted. These snakes have different body patterns, sizes and colors to reinforce the educational concept. 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles. 2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals: Birth; Developing into an adult; reproducing; aging and death. Snakes reproduction is discussed with examples of eggs from different snakes. The eggs are different shapes and sizes. Students will learn how snakes hatch and grow. Snake sheds for different snakes will be on display from hatchling to adult size. Preserved hatchlings are also on display. Students will also learn that some snakes have different body patterns from a hatchling to an adult stage. A young live snake will be displayed (hatchling ,yearling or sub-adult ) along with adult snakes. 4.L.1 Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats. 4.L.1.2 Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment. Snakes have keen senses in picking up cues in their environment. They have the ability to see but for only short distances. They feel and “hear” through vibrations on the ground. Their best sense is their sense of smell. They use their tongue, not their nose, to pick up scent particles in the air. Pit vipers have heat sensing pits on their upper lip to search for prey in complete darkness by locating heat trails left by warm-blooded mammals.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: 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

PHOTOS

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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.