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Classroom Outreach

classroom outreachExtend your learning experience beyond the ordinary!
Warner naturalists reinforce curriculum themes right in your classroom.

Outreach programs are designed for both classrooms that are not visiting Warner and those that are getting ready for their field trip. Whether you are looking to expand concepts taught in your classroom, or prepare students for their visit, Warner outreach is for you!

Contact Krista, Warner's Outreach Naturalist, at warneroutreach@smm.org or (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to plan a visit to your classroom.

Raptors
Fall, Winter, Spring

Warner is home to four captive birds of prey – a barred owl, Eastern screech owl, American kestrel, and red-tailed hawk. Choose one of these birds to visit your classroom, and investigate the world of raptors. Concepts to focus on during the visit include animal adaptations, predator-prey relationships, and unique characteristics of birds.

Reptiles and Amphibians
Fall, Winter, Spring
Learn what makes these two fascinating groups of animals different, and why they are often grouped together by examining live animals up close. Find out what reptiles and amphibians can be found right here in Minnesota!

Aquatic Life
Fall, Spring
Looking for a unique way to examine insects and other invertebrate relatives? Let us bring aquatic life to you! Students will be able to investigate these animals by observing, identifying, and sorting them in trays.

Biological Classification
Fall, Winter, Spring
How do scientists group animals into different categories? Understand why scientists use a common language and system to identify living things. Follow an insect as it is classified from kingdom all the way to species. Practice classifying animals by doing a sorting activity.

Mammals
Fall, Winter, Spring
Explore the concept of consumer groups – herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore – by taking a closer look at skulls of Minnesota mammals. Students will analyze and identify a mammal by studying its skull and teeth.

Plants
Fall, Winter, Spring
Every part of a plant has a specific job. Learn how different parts help a plant grow and survive. Students will help construct a diagram of a large flower, and then do a plant part activity.

Watershed Model
Fall, Winter, Spring
Visualize a watershed by constructing a model. See what happens as different actions and events take place on the landscape, and watch as water and pollution move through the watershed. Students brainstorm different impacts on a landscape, and possible ways to improve the health of the watershed.

Migration Hopscotch
Fall, Spring
Students migrate from North to South America as birds on a giant game board. They must avoid an increasing number of obstacles in order to successfully migrate across continents. Feel first hand how difficult and amazing this journey is.

Outreach Fees

All outreaches are intended for classrooms of up to 30 students. Raptor programs can also be presented to larger groups (over 30 students) for a large-group fee.

Classroom Visit (Up to 30 students) 45 min. $100
  Each subsequent program 45 min. $65
     
Large Group Visit – Raptor Program (over 30 students) 45-60 min. $120
  Each subsequent program 45-60 min. $80

Mileage is included in outreach fee to locations up to 25 miles from Warner Nature Center. A mileage fee of $0.50/mile is added to the overall fee for locations more than 25 miles from Warner.

Contact Krista, Warner's Outreach Naturalist, at warneroutreach@smm.org or (651) 433-2427 ext. 13 to plan a visit to your classroom.