Animals in Winter for Grades K-2

What strategies do animals use to adapt to cold weather? How does animal behavior change in winter? Through this customized in-school program, students examine animal specimens, animal shelters, and a live animal visitor as they learn more about the strategies animals use to survive changing weather conditions. Students find out more about migration, hibernation, and dormancy, which local animals employ these strategies, and who remains active. Birds, insects, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians will be represented. This interactive program takes place in a three-station format to enable students to examine small details of our specimens.

Program Location(s):

Your school or other location


K, 1, 2


  • $140.00 per hour
    $30.00 live animal fee
    $20.00 travel fee

Curriculum Frameworks:

K-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - where animals and plants get food
1-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - function of plant/animal body parts
2-LS2-3 (MA) - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - how plant/animals depend on surroundings
2-LS4-1 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - observe/compare living things diff. env.

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