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Science Programs with Special Needs in Mind

We will bring fun & exciting hands-on experiences right to you.

The following are suggested programs for students with special needs. However, depending on the severity of your group, you may also be interested in our science Safari programs. We can discuss with you what program is best for your participants based on their abilities. Please email or call us for more information.

 

Deserts
desert
Delightful Deserts

Participants learn about the desert ecosystem in a fun and interactive way.  The instructor brings the Sonoran Desert from the west to the east by describing plants and animals found in this harsh environment. As facts are learned and pictures are presented, participants place them in their appropriate place on a desert backdrop. Students love adding their piece of the desert, watching it bloom into a place of beauty, instead of the desolate, hot, dry, sandy place people often think of the desert…

After the Sonoran Desert is brought to life, participants enjoy building an edible desert ecosystem right at their table in teams. Once the cacti, tarantulas, and other plants and animals are added, they get to scoop it out and have a snack! Reinforcement of the plants and animals that make up the desert is done by asking which they like best. I wonder, if you had to, would you eat a tarantula and then wash it down with cactus juice???

Note: All dry ingredients are used. Peanuts are not used. For a list of edible forest materials, please click here (coming soon).

Forests
forest
Rainforest Investigations
 

Fantastic Forests

An opportunity for participants to learn about the forest ecosystem in a fun and interactive way. As the instructor describes and gives facts about plants and animals that are found in forest ecosystems, the participants place them in their appropriate niche on a forest backdrop. Students love adding their part to the board, watching it bloom into the forest ecosystem.

After the basic forest ecosystem is built, participants enjoy building an edible forest ecosystem right at their table in teams. Once the soil, grass, trees, other plants and animals are added, they get to scoop it out and have a snack! Reinforcement of the plants and animals that make up a forest is done by asking which they liked the best – the mushrooms (marshmallows), the soil (chocolate puff cereal), or maybe the snakes (gummy worms)?

Note: All dry ingredients are used. Peanuts are not used. For a list of edible forest materials, please click here

Fossils
fossils

Fossil Safari

Fun filled, hands-on paleontology experiences!  These unique experiences provide unique opportunities to search through phosphate ore and special soils looking for fossils like shark's teeth, gastropods, skate teeth, mammal bone, sea lily stems and more! Students will act as if they are actually on a paleontology excavation. Students transform into Paleontologists in these one-of-a-kind field trips. No where else is such an experience possible (except in actual phosphate mines or fossil beds!).

Animal Encounters
Animal Encounters

Busy Bees

An exciting experience with insects! An opportunity for young "entomologists” to understand the importance of insects and the fascinating roles they play in our lives! Associating with arthropods, entomologists will see why there is such a “buzz” about insects. They will understand the importance of these “pests” in our every day lives as well as how bugs have given humans ideas to create many of our day to day products.


Name That Animal

This 45 minute program will let your biologists explore our animal kingdom as they will come face to face with specimens from the insect, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal groups.

Oceans/
Beaches
Ocean and Beaches

Barnacle Billie/Billy

A touch of the ocean & beach at your own school! A unique opportunity for students to see, feel and smell the ocean & beach in their own classroom! "Beach Keepers” & “Marine Biologists” will see and feel for themselves what a dynamic zone the beach really is and needs to remain! Our theme of marine preservation and wise management will encourage all to keep a keen eye on the future of this salty scene!


Outstanding Oceans

A fun and interactive program for participants of all ages to learn about the ocean ecosystem – what lies underwater… Participants will place critters and plants on an ocean backdrop as the instructor describes and gives interesting facts about each of them. What starts off as the ocean blue becomes a colorful array of life!

Once they see the sea, participants will build an edible underwater world of sharks, eels, sea urchins, sea turtles and even algae. Once their ocean masterpieces are built, they get to dive in, snacking their way through the various habitats! What makes up the coastal habitats of the ocean is reinforced by the instructor asking which parts they liked the most – and no, you can’t just simply say the coconut, that’s the water!

Note: All dry ingredients are used. Peanuts are not used. For a list of edible ocean materials, please click here.

Rocks &
Minerals
Rocsk and minerals

Mining Madness

Geology courses in a bucket! These unique experiences provide students the opportunity to dig into a portion of authentic gem-bearing gravel in search for minerals like rubies, sapphires, turquoise and more! The “Geology In A Bucket” program also introduces an in-depth study into rock formation and testing techniques. Students will act as if they are actually on a geology field trip.

Students transform into miners, gemologists, jewelers and much more in these one-of-a-kind field trips. No where else is such an experience possible close to home!

Space
space

Rockin’ Rockets

In Rockin’ Rockets students will learn how engineers in the first century BC were able to create a propulsive force generated by steam; how the Chinese created pop, or chemical rockets! Then, rocket engineers will design, build and launch these early engine rockets.

In Rocket Rally, teams of rocket engineers will build model rockets without going to Cape Canaveral! They will learn real procedures just as it is done at the Kennedy Space Center. 

These are great experiences for a group of aspiring "Rocketeers” who would like to become part of the space age. We’re ready for blast off!


Cool Comets

A unique opportunity for students to create a comet! Find out first-hand about these mysterious intergalactic bodies, or as some call dirty snowballs... We turn your students into Astronomers who visit the Oort Cloud to better understand how a comet is created! What better way to understand comet behavior than a true hands-on experience!

Astronomers will be amazed as comets begin to appear right before their eyes! They will recognize how “cool” a comet really is and the important roll the sun plays in a comet’s orbit.

Wetlands
wetlands
Sawgrass Sam
 

Wetland Wonders

A unique opportunity for students to see, feel and smell the Everglades in their own classroom! We turn your students into wildlife biologists who search for critters among the ‘glades grasses. They'll meet the reptile cousins, touch a real ‘gator skull, smell the peat, see what an owl ate for dinner and much more! Stories and legends about the Pahayokee will thrill and fascinate all who hear!

Students will relate to the Everglades as more than a fishing place or where danger lies. Wildlife Biologists will have first-hand experience with the ‘glades that will open their eyes to the real treasures that we depend on to survive in Florida. They will be our future “Glades Guardians”.


Magnificent Marshes & Swamps

An opportunity for participants to learn about the swamps, marshes and ‘gator holes in the Everglades ecosystem in a fun and interactive way. As the instructor describes and gives facts about plants and animals that are found in the various wetland ecosystems, the participants place them in their appropriate niche on the backdrops. Students love adding their part to the board, watching it bloom into the wetland ecosystems.

After the basic wetland ecosystems are built, participants enjoy building an edible wetland ecosystem right at their table in teams. Once the limestone, peat (Everglades soil), water, plants and animals are added, they get to scoop it out and have a snack! Reinforcement of the plants and animals that make up the Everglades is done by asking which they liked the best – the water (blue coconut), the insects (yellow puff cereal), or maybe the alligators (animal crackers)?

Note: All dry ingredients are used. Peanuts are not used. For a list of edible wetland materials, please click here.

Cost of Program
~ In-School, After Care, Camp and Weekend ~
$125 - maximum of 25 participants per program (30 minutes - 1 hour)
 
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