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 include several hands-on artifacts, educational displays, a Power Point presentation and LIVE ANIMALS for touching in EVERY PROGRAM. We make it easy for children of all ages to engage in interactive science activities. In an indoor setting, our mobile museum classroom can be delivered to your doorstep.
Perfect for small or large groups including full grade levels.
3450 Hahn Blvd., Concord, NC 28025
This live animal science program educates students on the world of reptiles. Students will see LIVE REPTILES including a snake, turtle and lizard with a selected reptile for touching. Students will also see and touch a variety of reptile artifacts including alligator skulls, snake skeleton, snake eggs, turtle shells plus a 10 ft. African python skin. This fun and educational museum-based science program includes a Power Point presentation, hands-on artifacts, interactive educational displays and live animal demonstrations.
Melody Bell Wilkes
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.
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
Please add $3.50 per student over 100
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.
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. Students learn how terrestrial turtles are different than aquatic turtles and the differences between alligators and crocodiles. Hands-on skulls of alligators and crocodiles plus carapaces of aquatic and terrestrial turtles are exhibited. Discussion of this information is reinforced in the slide presentation with images. Live terrestrial and aquatic turtles are demonstrated. 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 Students learn about reptile characteristics and their life cycle. Eggs from snapping turtles, iguanas and snakes are on exhibit. The slide presentation shows birth of a snake, alligator and sea turtle. Preserved hatchlings are also on exhibit. 5.L.3 Understand why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism. 5.L.3.1 Explain why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism. Reptile hatchlings are similar to the adults in form but may differ in color pattern. This enables the young to camouflage well when they are most vulnerable at an early age. As they get older, the pattern changes to the adult coloration. Explaination is detailed in the slide presentation with alligators, sea turtles and snakes.
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.