Early Childhood (Daycare) Programs
Echoes Of Nature has school programs that are specially designed with the Next Generation Science Standards and State Curriculum correlated into the presentations that include the Environmental Literacy standards for a classroom or auditorium. The instructor introduces your class to natural science topics through the use of live animals, high interest demonstrations and biofacts. Echoes Of Nature is your in-house field trip. Participation of students is encouraged during each program.
There are also programs that are designed for younger participants that introduce them to animals and beginning learning concepts. These programs also have live animals, demonstrations and biofacts. Active participation is also encouraged.
If a special topic program is desired but not listed or not under your grade, please call and see if one can be designed to meet your needs. This may need to be done at least two weeks to two months in advance in order to fully design and prepare.
Information and Fees (2018-2019 School Year)
Length of Session: approximately 45 minutes (Sessions for younger participants can be at 30 minutes. Ask about options.)
Number of Students: 45 maximum
Enrichment Programs: $165.00 for one program + $155 per additional same day program
State Curriculum Programs (SC): $180.00 for one program + $160.00 per additional same day program
$25 or $35 driving fee for areas beyond 20 mile radius (PG and AA counties are within radius)
Note, not all of the animals shown below are our ambassadors.
Rabbits make a perfect first encounter for children. These cousins of Maryland's Eastern Cottontail have been a part of EON since our founding in 2002.
White Tail Deer
Take an imaginary journey through the woods and discuss some of the species you will find such as deer. Then meet some of the ambassadors who call this home.
Note, the male deer pictured here has a genetic defect that resulted in the malformed antlers.
Black Rat Snake
This is one of the most common and largest snake species native to Maryland. Dispel the myths and misinformation about these important creatures. Find out there is nothing to fear when snakes are treated with respect.
An often misunderstood species that is really a marvel of the animal world. Learn about these unique animals through our ambassadors. Just one of the potential species your class will meet.