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Preschool Programs

Preschool Science Programs NCAvailable Programs:

Sea Turtles “Gentle Giants of Land and Sea”
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Reptiles “For Goodness SNAKES”
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North Carolina Wildlife “Carolina Creatures & Features”
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Animal Crackers
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Coral Reef & Sharks “Underwater Gardens of Life”
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Insects “Nothing BUGS ME”
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Birds and Butterflies
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Bats “Munchkins of the Night Sky”
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Bat-O-Ween Special Fall Program
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Young minds and little hands have plenty of activities to do in our science programs. Our multi-sensory approach to learning allows children to discover textures, shapes, colors and patterns from a variety of hands-on museum quality artifacts.  Best of all, live animals are in every science program!   A classroom with 2 - 4 tables is all we need from you. We offer preschool programs starting from age 2.  Please refer to the preschool program pricing and guidelines listed below.  We recommend half hour programs.  For your summer camp sessions, we can match our animal programs to fit your summer themes.

It’s BIG SCIENCE FUN for little hands!


Preschool Science Programs

All programs have interactive educational displays, hands-on artifacts,
 and live animals for touching.


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Learn about endangered marine reptiles. Touch real sea turtle skulls and shells.
Meet live turtles related to sea turtles.

1. Sea Turtles “Gentle Giants of Land and Sea”

Learn about endangered sea turtles and see live freshwater and terrestrial turtles. Children learn the differences of freshwater turtles, terrestrial turtles and sea turtles. Touch sea turtle shells, freshwater turtle eggshells, sea turtle skulls and more. It’s turtle terrific!

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes:  Tsea turtle shells, preserved hatchling and adult, sea turtle skulls and more.  

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Children actively touch many reptile related items including alligator skulls,
turtle shells and snake skin. Meet live snakes, turtles and lizards.

2. Reptiles “For Goodness SNAKES”

Children learn about the world of lizards, alligators, crocodiles, snakes and turtles in this popular program. Feel the teeth of alligators, touch turtle shells, feel iguana and snake sheds plus many more scaly items to experience. Live turtles, lizards and snakes come to visit!

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes:  Alligator skulls, snake skeleton, snake shed, iguana shed, Eastern box turtle shells, snake eggs and more.

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Children can feel the textures of different animal pelts such as fox, skunk, deer and raccoon plus meet our state reptile, a live Eastern Box Turtle.
 

3. North Carolina Wildlife “Carolina Creatures & Features”

Discover what lives in forests, fields and waters of North Carolina. Children will have the opportunity to feel the texture of a variety of animals skulls and furs including striped skunk, red fox, whitetail deer, raccoon and Eastern cottontail rabbit. Live native reptiles come to visit. 

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes:  Animal pelts and skulls from fox, rabbit, deer, skunk and raccoon, beaver wood, animal tracks and more.   

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In this popular program, children can feel a wide variety of animal artifacts including a starfish, feathers, snake skin, beaver wood chips, animal pelts and try on a beekeeper’s hat.

4. Animal Crackers

If you want the world of animals in your classroom, then this popular preschool program is for you.  A potpourri of animal artifacts are available for touching so children can learn the differences between mammals, reptiles, insects, birds and fish. Try on a beekeepers hat! Children see live reptiles and exotic insects.

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program include:   An assortment of bird feathers, reptile items, marine artifacts, animal pelts and mounted insects. 
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See a live starfish and feel puffer fish, shark eggs, trigger fish & more sea life!

5. Coral Reef & Sharks “Underwater Gardens of Life”

Learn about animals that live in the sea!  Children touch artifacts of hard and soft corals, sponges, conchs, crabs, puffer fish, shark skin, shark eggs and trigger fish.  Live marine animals come to visit!

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program include:  Sea fans, hard corals, Queen conch shell, preserved Smooth Dogfish shark pup, shark egg cases, shark jaws, barnacles, scallop shell, crabs, basket sponge, skate egg case, fossilized shark teeth, preserved fish and more. 

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In this program, children see a variety of insect mounts including the rare Blue Morpho Butterfly. They can even view how a fly sees as they peer into a compound lens.

6. Insects “Nothing BUGS ME”

Learn the bug basics as children discover the differences between butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders, scorpions and more. Live exotic insects visit!

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes:   an assortment of mounted insects including native and exotic butterflies, beetles, praying mantis, spiders and more.   

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A young child examines tail feathers from a Blue and Gold Macaw.

7. Birds and Butterflies

This program has a wide assortment of bird and butterfly items including wings from owls, herons, songbirds, bird nests, native and exotic butterfly mounts, cocoons & chrysalis. Meet live animals that birds like to eat such as chirping crickets, fancy mice and Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. 

An example of hands-artifacts in this program includes:  An assortment of nests from robin nest, Carolina wren, Northern Cardinal and Bluebirds.  Owl feathers, skulls and talons.  Beautiful butterfly mounts, chrysalis and cocoons. 

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Children learn the benefits of bats and see many bat related artifacts. 

8. Bats “Munchkins of the Night Sky”

Children can learn about these remarkable creatures of the night. They can see real mounted bats, feel a simulated bat wing and view bat biologist equipment. Mounted bats are on display.  There are no live bats.  See live animals that bats help in caves such as mice, cave dwelling insects and reptiles. It is batty fun!

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes:  A mounted Bicolored Roundleaf Nose bat from the Phillipines, Cave Nectar bat from Asia, Vampire bat, bat guano, bat skeleton, bat biologist equipment plus more.

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See a large display of bat artifacts. Children love watching the fancy mice run on their wheel.

9. Bat-O-Ween Special Fall Program

Learn about the benefits of bats. This special seasonal program portrays animals at Halloween time in a favorable way.  See live creepy crawlies including exotic insects and a constrictor snake.  There are no tricks (nothing scary) in this batty program.   It is a real TREAT!

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes: A mounted Bicolored Roundleaf bat from the Phillipines, Cave Nectar bat from Asia, Vampire bat, bat guano, bat skeleton, bat biologist equipment plus more.

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Preschool Program Pricing

We recommend half hour programs for preschoolers.  Multiple half hour programs of the same program, same day are available. We work on a first-come, first-serve basis.

TO FIND YOUR COST:  PROGRAM TIME / # OF PARTICIPANTS + TRAVEL FEE = TOTAL

Half Hour programs

Minimum program price $200

Up to 10 participants $75
Up to 20 participants $115
Up to 30 participants $135

Service/Travel Fee

If your county is not listed, please inquire about rates.

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County $35
All other locations are $.75 per mile  
   


Program Guidelines

  1. All science programs are provided indoors.
  2. We prefer ramp access and a close parking space to the entrance for ease in transporting our live animals and unique artifacts.
  3. Please allow 45 – 60 minutes for set-up and break down. 
  4. We prefer to have a cleared area in the room for seating with 2 – 4 tables to display items. 
  5. Hand sanitizer is available at all times. We always encourage proper hand washing at a sink after the presentation.
  6. Due to the sensitivity of live animals, we discourage the use of loud music, fumes or food.
  7. We have the right to substitute animals and artifacts as needed. 
CHANGING A PROGRAM DATE OR CANCELLATION

If a program date needs to be changed, we can reschedule it for a later date as calendar permits.  If a programs is cancelled within 2 weeks of its scheduled date, then a $75 cancellation fee is applied.  If a program is cancelled the day of the program, then the program is to be paid in full.


We look forward to our visit with you! If you have any questions, please call 704-436-9048 or Email: woodswalk@carolina.rr.com


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