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Virtual Field Trips - Lichterman Nature Center

LICHTERMAN NATURE CENTER VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS

Each Virtual Field Trip will include:

Link information to a recorded 30-45 minute lesson that includes demonstrations

for your students or a live virtual field trip that will show at 9:30 am or 11:00 am.

Please call to request other available times. 

 

Call Reservations at 901-636-2221 to schedule your field trip.

Please give at least 48 hours notice when scheduling a field trip. Your materials will be delivered to your school before your planned virtual field trip. You will receive the video link the day before the scheduled field trip. 

 

Prices and Materials:

Recorded virtual field trips will be $4.00 per student with a minimum of 10 students.

Live virtual field trips will be $6.00 per student with a minimum of 20 students.

Materials will be included in the cost.

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS:

Forest Habitats

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standards

Learn all about forest habitats of the Mid-South with a Lichterman Nature Center naturalist. Compare and contrast the different native animal and plant species living in different layers of the forested ecosystem. Meet a live Virginia Opossum, a forest dwelling mammal of the Mid-South.

Activity: Fun with Tree Cookies (Count the rings to age your tree cookie and decorate to take

home!)

Meadow Habitats

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standards

Ecological processes which take place in a native Mid-South meadow habitat are crucial for the survival of many native plant and animal species. With a Lichterman naturalist, learn all about seed dispersal, food chains and life cycles of animals living in a meadow habitat. Meet a live snake, a reptile often hunting in meadow habitats.

Activity: Create your own Food Chain

Lake Habitats

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standards

An array of diverse animal and plant life exist in a Mid-South lake habitat. Explore the ways these species survive in and around the lake. Compare and contrast the life and survival strategies of these plant and animal species. Meet a live Red-eared slider turtle, a lake dwelling reptile, with a Lichterman naturalist.

Activity: 3-D Frog Life Cycle Project

Amphibians

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standards

Amphibians include an array of specialized animals using many life strategies to make it to adulthood for reproduction. Explore the differences and similarities of animals belonging to this group by studying characteristics, specialized adaptations, and life cycles of the many amphibians living in our world. Meet a live toad and spotted salamander up close with a Lichterman naturalist.

Activity: Frog Jump Olympics (How far can you jump in comparison to a frog?)

Birds

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standards

Birds may not be the only animals that fly, but they are the only ones with feathers! Learn the parts of a feather and how the feather allows for precise flight. Explore the different characteristics of birds living in this family of animals. Compare and contrast feet, body shape, beaks, nest building and egg type to determine where the bird lives and what it eats. Differentiate among the very different survival strategies of an array of bird species with a Lichterman naturalist.

Activity: Call of the Wild! - Why do birds sing and call in the morning? How do they

wake up? Mimic bird calls and join the symphony!

Insects vs. Arachnids

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standards

There are more insects on Earth than any other family of animals. Explore the vast differences between insects and arachnids. Differentiate between adaptations of insects versus those of arachnids. Learn which insects and arachnids are native to the Mid-South and how each survives in the environment. Meet live insects and arachnids with a Lichterman naturalist.

Activity: Strength is in the silk! Build a spider web of your own.

Mammals

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standard

Mammals are very different in their use of the environment but have distinct characteristics which only belong to this group of warm-blooded animals. Distinguish adaptations, camouflage techniques, diets, habitat requirements and movement style of the different mammals in this group. Follow along with a Lichterman naturalist to learn all about the life processes of mammals. Meet a live rabbit and Virginia opossum in this extensive look at the mammal world.

Activity: How many bears can live in these woods? An active game to learn about carrying capacity of a mammal group.

Reptiles

Grades K-8 Life Science (1-4) and Applications of Science (ETS2) Curriculum Standard

Reptiles are often the most misunderstood animal group with very distinctive characteristics. Compare and contrast the adaptations, life cycles and habitat needs of this diverse group. Learn how snakes use their senses in very different ways from any other animal group. Dispel some of the myths about this misunderstood group of scaly animals. Meet a live lizard, snake and Eastern box turtle, the state reptile of Tennessee with a Lichterman naturalist.

Activity: Fruit loop snakes! Make your own moveable and edible snake...enjoy later as a snack!

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