Explore your school grounds or nearby natural space facilitated by Merry Lea educators. These indoor or outdoor programs are designed to lead your class in a close-up observation of their place.

At Your School Program Options

In My Schoolyard: Observing Living Things

This program will focus on learning about the characteristics of living and nonliving things. Students will spend time observing what makes the schoolyard or a nearby natural area special.

Grades: K – 2nd
Program length: 2 hours
Maximum number of students: 25 students (or 1 classroom)

In My Schoolyard: Adapt and Interact

This program will focus on discovering how living things adapt and interact with the world around them. Students will explore how animals and plants adapt to survive and how humans interact with nature.

Grades: 3rd – 5th
Program length: 2 hours
Maximum number of students: 25 students (or 1 classroom)

In My Schoolyard: Natural Selection and Niches

This program will focus on exploring the traits of plant and animal species which enable them to adapt to an environment, survive and reproduce, and pass on their genes to the next generation. Students will learn that some species form symbiotic relationships with other species to survive and discover how climate change impacts natural selection.

Grades: 6th – 12th
Program length: 2 hours
Maximum number of students: 25 students (or 1 classroom)

All offerings are aligned to Indiana Academic Standards, and are designed to support your student’s academic and outdoor learning. Please review our Scheduling Policies page with any questions about scheduling a program and to register.