for grades: 2 - 12
Explore the basic characteristics of the Mammal Class in the Animal Kingdom by meeting two live animals! This presentation includes a number of manipulatives such as pelts, skulls and other mammal artifacts providing students with a tactile dimension to their learning. The program also emphasizes a conservation theme as students learn about our region’s native mammals and the survival challenges they face. Artifacts may cover any of the following: coyote, fox, black bear, beaver, opossum, skunk, deer.
Basic concepts covered in this program include:
- Unifying characteristics of the Class Mammalia
- Life cycles
- Specialized adaptations
- Habitats and niche
Animals typically used for this program may include, but are not limited to, the following:
as a field trip
Program Length: 90 minutes
- 45 minute presentation
- 30 minute forest trail walk
- 15 minutes free exploration
- Gift shop available upon request
- Picnic area available upon request
Program Cost: $150 for up to 25 students & 5 parent chaperones. Staff is free. Additional students are $7 each
Location: Wildlife Education Center
(25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson NY, 12520)
in the classroom
Program Length: 45 minutes
Program Cost: $175, plus travel fee, for first program. $125 for each additional program on the same day
Please Note: The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and its professional staff are fully licensed by state and federal agencies to maintain a collection of live native animal species for the purpose of education. For the health and well-being of our animals, our permits require that we have a NO TOUCH policy. Children will not be permitted to touch or pet any of our living collection.
Choice of animals is at the discretion of the museum staff, based on availability.