for grades: kindergarten

Who Lives at the Pond?

A visit to the pond will introduce young students to the specific animals that inhabit the pond ecosystem.  Your program begins with fun, interactive discussion about the many fascinating and wonderful creatures that make the pond their home.  A museum educator will then lead students on a short hike to the wetlands. On the way, children will have picture field guides to help them take a closer look for red wing black birds, cattails, geese and more.  Then we will head to the pond’s edge where students get a first hand look at the many tiny creatures that live just below the surface.

Concepts presented in this program include:

  • Habitat
  • Animal vs. Plant:  different forms of living things
  • Color
  • Shape
  • Sound
  • Counting
  • Matching Pictures to live animals, image recognition

field trip only (no in-school option)

Program Length:  60-90 minutes, depending on group size

  • 10-20 minute presentation
  • 10 minute walk to ponds
  • 20-30 minute pond exploration
  • 10 minute return walk and clean-up
  • 15 minutes gift shopping, optional
  • Picnic area available, weather permitting


Program Cost: $150 for up to 24 students. Staff is free. Additional students and adult chaperones $7 each.

Additional students and adult chaperones $7 per person