We offer a variety of staff-led programs for school classes.
Teacher and Student packets are available for all programs. Reservations may be made by calling:
Hansen Nature Center
Tuesday - Saturday
Please Note: All Field Trips including self-guides need to be scheduled with the nature center.
Plants and Animals
Students will take a staff led nature walk to the four habitats (marsh, pond, woodland and field) found at Tinker Nature Park. At each location we will talk about the different types of plants and animals that may be found in each habitat. During our walk not only will we be looking for wildlife but also signs of wildlife. Following the hike students will be able to visit the Hansen Nature Center. This is a spring or fall activity.
woodland and field are studied by
teams of students that record their data and observations on a work
sheet. Plant and animal adaptations and interrelationships are
marsh ecosystem is studied by using dip nets to collect a variety of
aquatic organisms. The organisms are studied and discussed and are
taken back to the nature center to be viewed under a microscope.
After an indoor introduction, students will use snowshoes to explore the park. We will study how plants and animals survive our tough winters. Students will search for evidence of winter wildlife such as, tracks, sounds and scat. If there is a lack of snow, a regular hike will be taken.
SCHOOLS OUTSIDE OF RUSH-HENRIETTA
Due to a change in policy we are no longer accepting cash.
Checks or purchase order made payable to:
Friends of Tinker Nature Park/Hansen Nature Center