Summer 2012 Lesson Topics

These summer programs are appropriate for children ages 6 and up. (Preschool group leaders should schedule a visit for younger visitors.)

Movie Tuesdays are also a great way to spend an afternoon at the Wagner!

Lesson Topics: All programs include an interactive lesson to introduce the chosen topic, real natural history specimens to touch, and a scavenger hunt in the museum gallery. Part of the program will take place outdoors (weather permitting).

  • A Bevy of Birds!  From nests and beaks to feathers and feet, this lesson explores the features and behaviors that make birds so unique. Help Cornell University scientists count birds!
  • Fantastic Forests!   Discover some of the many plants and animals that live in forests, why we need forests, and how you can help protect these special resources. Learn to identify local trees!
  • Pollinator Power!   Have you ever thought about how important flowers are? Learn about different animal pollinators and their impact on our lives. Study bees and butterflies in the Institute's garden!

Length of visit : Ninety minutes.

Group Size: Minimum of 10 children, maximum of 30 children.

Chaperones: Please bring adult chaperones:

  • one for every five children under 8 years of age;
  • one for every ten children over 8 years of age.

Note: Counselors under 18 years old do not count as adult chaperones.

Cost: All of our programs are free, although donations are encouraged. The recommended amount is $5 per child. This is a suggestion - - any contribution your group can offer will make a difference.

Please read our Policies page before scheduling a visit.


























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