Outreach Programs

Can't bring your group to the Nature Center?  Have the Nature Center come to you!

The Nature Discovery Center offers an outreach program that will allow children to learn about nature without having to go anywhere. These programs are suitable for the classroom or for a library, and last about 45 minutes depending on group size and participation.  Cost: $100 to $150 depending on location. There is a $40 charge for each additional, same-day program.

Check out our printable TEKS Correlates of our Outreach Programs (PDF).
Use our **NEW** Outreach Program Inquiry Form if you'd like to schedule an Outreach Program for your school or library and/or if you have questions about our Outreach Progams.

Outreach Program Topics

Bunny Buddies (PreK-2nd)

Students learn all about rabbits and how to love them while visiting with a live rabbit and listening to a rabbit tale.

Join the Insect Club (PreK-2nd)

An engaging interactive puppet show about animals who want to join the insect club. Gives facts about insects, spiders, and other animals. Includes counting and memory skills.

Scales & Tails (K-6th)

All about reptiles, including snake skins and sheds, turtle shells, an alligator skull, and live animals to be touched like snakes, lizards, turtles, etc. Includes sorting and comparing skills.

Back to the Bone (K-6th)

What do birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals have in common? They all have backbones! Learn more about these animals with various specimens and live animals. Includes sorting and comparing skills.

Anne teaches children about rabbits in her Bunny Buddies Outreach Porgram.

 “Anne really identifies the children’s level of understanding and adjusts the program to meet the needs of the audience.” ~ Edward Melton, McGovern Stella Link Library

 “Several parents mentioned that this was the best show at our library this summer. It was educational and fun, too.” ~ Eva Wheeler, Montrose Library

 “The children loved it!” ~ Donna Crawford, Crosby Branch Library

Students learn about snakes and other reptiles during a Scales and Tails Outreach Program.

“It [Scales & Tails] was a smash Hit! The audience of children and adults thoroughly enjoyed the different animals. It is great to see so many snake books checked out after a program. Your generosity in making such high quality shows available to the library’s young audiences is greatly appreciated.” ~ Samantha Warhol, Northwest Library

“The kids loved counting the legs and the live bugs. Everyone had a great time! Thanks!” ~ Michaela Watson, Oak Forest Library.




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