The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center has a variety of resources that can be used across disciplines to enhance all types of curriculum. Teachers are only limited by their imagination!
Teachers and educators, click here for a list of professional development classes or workshops currently scheduled around the state.
We have many different learning programs available in boxes to check out. Teachers may check out boxes for two weeks at a time to use in their classrooms or teachers may request their use as part of an on or offsite program from our staff. The boxes contain both lesson plans and hands-on materials to teach that particular subject. Below is a list of the box programs available:
Another resource available to teachers is our extensive collection of science videos that can also be checked out. The videos cover a variety of science topics and are usually no more than 30 minutes in length. For a complete list, contact the nature center.
Conservation education is a fun and enriching experience that awaits you at the Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center. Programs that basically fall in the categories below are offered to teachers and students.
Most of these programs support the state curriculum, and the staff can work with teachers to develop customized programs. We try to tailor our programs for each specific age group – lower elementary (grades K-3), upper elementary (grades 4-6), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Tell us about your environmental education needs, which age group is targeted, and we will design a program for your group.
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Below are examples of programs available at the nature center (and remember we can design a program to meet your needs):
Have an up close and in-personal experience with an American Alligator! Students will learn about reptiles and what makes the alligator special. At the end of the presentation, students who would like to touch the gator get their chance! (45 minutes)
Other animal programs include possum, snake, birds of prey, fish, and amphibians.
The Delta Rivers Trail tours take your group through our nature trail with many stops along the way to point out the unique plants and animals we see along the way. (45 minutes)
We have a working lab here at the Nature Center and will be glad to assist your group in a dissection program. You simply need to book a date, order the preserved animals to be sent to us, and then show up for your program. Typical lab dissection programs include fish, frogs and crayfish.
Students may get their feet wet. Students don waders and use dip nets, seines, substrate sampling and water testing equipment to look at the biodiversity in the shallows of nearby Lake Langhoffer. This program requires a minimum of 1.5 hours.
We have an archery range and the equipment needed for your group to learn the skill of archery.
With nine canoes onsite and a nearby lake and bayou, we have ready access to the water. Three of our education staff are certified American Canoe Association Instructors. Flatwater canoeing courses can be taught at beginner and intermediate levels – but be prepared to get wet!.
Other outdoor skills classes include BB gun handling and marksmanship, Survival, Orienteering, and Bird Watching.