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Reptiles and Amphibins | Animal Diversity | Stream Survey | Bugs | Groovin' and Groovy Animals | Medicinal and Edible Plants | Engineering in Nature | Save our Species | Natural Resources Careers

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

PreK - 6th grade

Are snakes slimy? What is the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this fun exploration into the lives of these cool and coldblooded animals. We will meet live animal ambassadors and discover their amazing
adaptations.

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ANIMAL DIVERSITY

PreK-1st grade

Animals come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. During this interactive program learners will meet some of Minnesota's unique animals and all the fun coats, skins, and coverings they come in. Always wondered what an eagle's feather feels like? Well join us and
find out during this fun program!

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STREAM SURVEY


1-3 & 4-6 grades

What kind of life can live underneath the watery depths of a Minnesota river? To investigate this question and more we will bring aquatic life right to your classroom. Learners will be scientists for the day and help us here at Agassiz Environmental Learning Center perform a stream survey on the Sand Hill River. Your students will get to dive deep into the aquatic world while learning about chemistry, aquatic invertebrates, and fish!

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BUGS

PreK-1st grade

During this exciting program we are going to get out magnifying glasses and discover the BIG world of bugs. These animals are far from gross and scary! You will be amazed as we learn all about this diverse group of animals. From spiders to butterflies each of these unique animals has a purpose in nature, some even provide medicine and food to people around the world!

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GROOVIN' AND GROOVY ANIMALS

Infant - PreK

Every animal moves in their own special way. After a fun and silly story time learners will meet live animals and learn to move like they do! Do snakes hop, swim, crawl, or slither? This special program for learners up to 4 years old is full of games, animals, moving, and fun!

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MEDICINAL AND EDIBLE PLANTS

1-3 & 4-6 grades

We all know that plants give us delicious food and make our gardens look pretty, but did you know that lavender can help you sleep, peppermint relieves headaches, and periwinkle can save lives! Students will learn about the different ways that plants help to take care of us, and even make their own "healing" plant product.

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ENGINEERING IN NATURE

4-6 grade

Animals and plants use special adaptations to survive and thrive in the world around them. Not only are these adaptations amazing, but they have helped scientists invent many things that we use in our everyday life. Have you ever wondered how velcro is invented, or where airplanes came from? During this program you will discover the amazing world of animal adaptations and how we, as scientists, can learn from those adaptations!

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SAVE OUR SPECIES

4-6 & 6-12 grades

What does a piping plover, massasauga, and indian rice grass have in common? They are all endangered species found right here in Minnesota. Students will meet some of AELC's endangered and threatened ambassador species right in their own classroom while learning
how to care for these species from their own backyard!

 

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NATURAL RESOURCES CAREERS

6-8 & 9-12 grades

A career working in natural resources can be both rewarding and demanding. During this class learn about different careers in the field of natural resources. What kind of degree do I need, what about internships, how much money will I make? These are all questions we will address
while learning about all the opportunities available in this fascinating career field!

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