What the teachers are saying:
The Conservancy teachers were extraordinarily gentle, enthusiastic and patient.  The children's feedback and parental feedback was strongly positive.  It was a must for this age! 

Winter Wonders (Pre-School)

 "Winter Wonders," an active storytime adventure, weaves carefully chosen children's literature with a variety of movement activities, games, and songs, concluding with a simple craft for everyone.
* A 50 minute program for classes of up to 24 children.

* $7.50 per student ($75 minimum fee per class at The Conservancy)
* $8.50 per student ($85 minimum fee per class) $10 travel & transportation fee per class at your site
Contact: Reservations can be made by contacting Trudy Phillips, Director for Environmental Education, at (610) 287-9383 or .


Winter Secrets... About Animals In Winter (Kindergarten)

 "Winter Secrets..." reveals winter survival secrets of local animals and is based on a gentle legend about "Mother Nature.” Students will be involved in poetry, song, movement and... a surprise ending! Pre- and post-trip activities are included.
* An hour long program for classes of up to 24 children

* $7.50 per student ($75 minimum fee per class at The Conservancy)
* $100 for up to 24 students, $10 travel & transportation fee per class at your site

Contact: Linda Oltman, Environmental Education Coordinator, at (610) 287-9383 or


PDE Academic Standards covered in this lesson include:
3.1.4.C: Illustrate patterns that regularly occur and reoccur in nature.
· Identify observable patterns (e.g., growth patterns in plants,
crystal shapes in minerals, climate, structural patterns in bird feathers).
· Use knowledge of natural patterns to predict next occurrences (e.g., seasons, leaf patterns, lunar phases).
3.2.4.B: Describe objects in the world using the five senses.
· Recognize observational descriptors from each of the five senses
(e.g., see-blue, feel-rough).
· Use observations to develop a descriptive vocabulary.
3.2.4.C: Recognize and use the elements of scientific inquiry to solve problems.
· Generate questions about objects, organisms and/or events that can be answered through scientific investigations.
· State a conclusion that is consistent with the information.
3.2.7A: Answer “What if” questions based on observation, inference or prior knowledge or experience.
3.4.4.D: Explain and illustrate the causes of seasonal changes.
3.5.4C: Explain how the different seasons effect plants, animals, food availability and daily human life.
4.6.4.A: Understand that living things are dependent on nonliving things in the environment for survival.
· Identify and categorize living and nonliving things.
· Describe the basic needs of an organism.
· Identify basic needs of a plant and an animal and explain how their needs are met.
· Identify plants and animals with their habitat and food sources.
· Identify environmental variables that affect plant growth.
· Describe how animals interact with plants to meet their needs for shelter.
· Describe how certain insects interact with soil for their needs.
· Understand the components of a food chain.
· Identify a local ecosystem and its living and nonliving components.
· Identify a simple ecosystem and its living and nonliving components.
· Identify animals that live underground.