FMSC/Nature Programs

Note: (All programs one hour in length unless otherwise specified. Call for greater details)

"Birds! Birds! Birds!"
(All Grades): Students enjoy an introduction to bird characteristics and adaptations

"Whales"
(All Grades): Gentle giants of the seas introduced to students.

"Mammals Menagerie"
(All Grades): Learn major characteristics of mammals including many hands-on specimens

"Discover a Forest"
(All Grades): Students introduced to mixed deciduous forest ecosystem

"Simply Machines"
(All Grades): Students exposed to 5 basic types of simple machines

"Decorate a Tree"
(Pre & K): Food wreaths fixed for our feathered friends

"What’s Wild-What’s Not"
(Pre & K): Examine the differences between tame and wild animals

"Tree Talk ‘N Touch"
(Pre-2nd): Learn about the woody wonder of trees

"Travelers"
(Pre-4th): Seeds and their characteristics explored

"Investigating Insects"
(Pre-4th): The world of insects comes under exploration, including specimens and characteristics, and collection

"Weather Wonders"
(K-4th): Cloud types, temperature, air pressure, and precipitation discussed comprehensively

"Winter Tracks"
(1st & up): Animal signs studied including nests, scat, and tracks.

"Four Directions"
(2nd-4th): Maps skills emphasized including compass, symbols, and related content

"As a Matter of Fact"
(3rd & up): Students explore physical characteristics and change of matter and mass

"Natural Delight"
(3rd & up): Flower and fruit production explained while pressing cider for a tasty treat.

"Tree Know How"
(3rd & up): Basic tree characteristics explained to students while identifying local trees

"Tropical Rain Forest"
(3rd & up): Students learn how to compare and contrast Maine forest ecosystem and the rain forest ecosystem.

"Habit of Habitats"
(3rd & up): Student discussion and activities surround concepts of biomes, ecosystems, habitats, and niches.

"It’s a Small World After All/Microscopes"
(3rd & up): Microscopes and magnification serve as powerful tools and ideas to explain basic components of scientific investigation.

"Map & Compass"
(3rd & up): Students will both examine topographical maps and develop compass skills.

"Classy-fication" (Allow 1 ? hours)
(3rd & up): Student sort and classify materials, exploring life’s kingdoms, phyla, and classes.

"Owl Pellets" (Allow 1 ? hours)
(3rd & up): Students receive exposure as research scientists in dissecting owl pellets.

"Minerals" (Allow 1 ? hours)
(3rd & up): Students gain confidence identifying minerals while testing for luster, hardness, and related characteristics

"Plant Factory"
(3rd & up): Students discuss and study plant parts and functions.

"Pond Study" (Allow 2 hours)
(3rd & up): Students travel off-site to investigate pond habitat in nearby Easton.