Current Program Offerings

Seasonal School Programs at West Campus

The Yale Peabody Museum Community Education Center offers a variety of programs aligned with the Connecticut Science Core Framework for grades K to 12.  Click on the program title for additional information including the curriculum standards addressed by the program.

 

 

Fall Programs

Offered September 15-December 15

Fall Nature Walk

Learn how plants and animals prepare for winter

 

Introduction to Trees

Discover the vital role of trees in our forests and our neighborhoods

 

Soil Studies

Explore soil to learn its composition, properties and origins

 

Ecology: Birds of Prey

Encounter the biological and behavioral adaptations that make birds of prey successful

 

 

Winter Programs

Offered January 15-March 15

Winter Nature Walk

Investigate the winter survival strategies of plants and animals in winter

 

Geology: Rocks & Minerals

Explore rock types, the rock cycle and the geologic history of Connecticut

 

Properties of Minerals

Perform basic scientific tests to determine the properties of common minerals

 

Ecology: Owls of Connecticut

Discover the unique characteristics of owls

 

Owl Pellet Investigation

Learn about owl food webs by dissecting an owl pellet

 

 

Spring Programs

Offered April 1-June 15

 Spring Nature Walk

Watch life return to the Connecticut forest

 

Introduction to Plants: Flowers, Shrubs and Trees

Learn about flowering plants and the plant life cycle

 

Animal Adaptations

Investigate evolution and the changes produced through natural selection

 

Wetland Habitats & Food Webs

Uncover the interactions of living and non-living factors in a forested wetland

 

Ecology: Neo-Tropical Songbirds

Observe and document the behaviors of neo-tropical songbirds migrating north from their winter homes