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Field Trips

Environmental Field Trips Grade Fall Winter Spring
Animal Adaptations Grades 3-8
Animals in Winter Age 3-Grade 1    
Birds Age 3-Grade 12
Farm Discovery (Self-Guided) Age 4-Grade 2  
Fish Grades 6-9  
Gift of the Glaciers Grades 6-8  
Going Green Grades 7-12
Homes Age 3-Grade 2
Insects and Spiders Grades 1-8  
Lake Ecology Grades 6-12  
Lives of the Voyageurs Grades 4-12  
Mammals Age 3-Grade 12
Maple Syruping Age 4-Grade 12    
Maple Syruping (Self-Guided) Age 4-Grade 12    
Plant Life Cycles Grades 1-4
Pond Study Grades 4-12  
Prairie Sampler Grades 3-8    
Predator/Prey Grades 3-12
Reptiles and Amphibians Age 3–Grade 6
Touch of Nature (Self-Guided) Age 3–Grade 2  
Web of Life Grades 3-6  


Habitat Restoration Field Trips Grade Fall Winter Spring
Habitat Heroes Grades 3-8
Mighty Acorns Grades 3-5

Habitat restoration field trips can be modified for other grade levels.

Ranger Programs Grade/Scout Group Fall Winter Spring Summer
Bicycle Safety and Rodeo Various Scout Groups  
Fingerprinting Various Scout Groups
Ice Safety Grades K-5, Scouts  
Map and Compass Various Scout Groups
Plant and Animal Identification Various Scout Groups
What a Ranger Does Grades K-5, Scouts

In-School Programs

Environmental In-School Grade Fall Winter Spring
Animals of Lake County Grades 1-4
Bats Age 3-Grade 4
Birds of Prey Grades 3-8  
Butterflies Age 3–Grade 4
Endangered Species Grades 3-8
Geology Throughout Time Grades 6-8
Nature Story Time Age 3–Grade 2
Owls Grades K–2
Reptiles and Amphibians Age 3–Grade 2
Skulls Grades 5–8
Spiders Age 4–Grade 4
Surviving Winter Grades 4–6    


History and Museum School & Scout

Check our Museum School & Scout section for additional programs.

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Scout Saturday: Bird Study

May 06, 2017 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about and observe birds that live in and migrate through Lake County as you earn the Bird Study Merit Badge.
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