School Group Programs at the Nature Center and at Your School
Teachers! Going on a field trip to Put-in-Bay? See the Nature Center!
Explore our exhibits of North American animal diversity and our nature trail on your own or ask for a guided tour. Arrange ahead for a 30 or 60 minute Program at your students' grade level. Our Programs are based on Next Gen and Ohio Education Science Standards.
Already doing an aquatic lab? We emphasize Island Flora, Fauna, and Lands with our North American Animal Diversity Collection.
Programs: one selection can be 30 or 60 minutes. With an optimum 25 students per group, two programs in two locations on our site can be given simultaneously with a group of 50.
C= inside Nature Center, P=outside Porch, T=Trail Select from the list below:
Grade 4 P Y Fossils- island fossils comparison to animals living in the seas today
Grade 4 T Y Landforms- local Karst sinkholes, caves, glacial features, and islands
Grade 4 C Animal structures- survival, extirpation, growth, behavior, and reproduction
Grade 5 T Ecosystems- pollinator food chains, migrations, decomposers
Grade 5 C Ecosystems- North American food chains scavenger hunt
Grade 6 PT Y Rock Formation: identify island formations rock types
Grade 6 PC Minerals: identify island minerals through their crystal shapes and hardness
Grade 7 C Populations: interactions, abiotic factors, and extirpation
Grade 7 PT Ecosystem Energy Flow: carbon cycle, producers, pond phytoplankton
Grade 7 C Ecosystem Energy Flow: energy pyramids
Grade 7 T Y Hydrology: rock layers created caves and karst topography, pollution effects
Grade 8 CPTY Fossil Evidence: fossils related to formation of island rock layers
Grade 8 CPT Reproduction: island monarchs, birds, and exhibited salmon
H.S. C Biology: Heredity and gene flow of Lake Erie Watersnake
H.S. T Envi.: Natural Selection & Extirpation of island plants and animals
Any Age CT Pollinators: Pollinator Hotel, Living Hive, Phenology & Native Gardens
Group Program Prices: $1.00 each elementary student, $ 2.00 grades 7-12 & Teachers/Chaperones
Call the Lake Erie Island Nature and Wildlife Center at 419/285-3037 and leave a message for Amy Huston or Jackie Taylor to make a reservation for your Program, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Programs can be brought to your school. $100 ferry season, April-Nov, $150 flying season Dec.- Mar.