In-class Programs

Engaging science and nature education in the classroom

Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s programs are developed in partnership with the schools we serve. We are happy to tailor our in-class programs and field trips to meet the needs of each partner. Our programs are led by professional environmental educators and retired K-12 teachers.

Science Simulation Games

Aligned with 4th Grade PSSA Standards
  • Food Chain Game – Food chain/web/pyramid simulation game and lesson (key terms: abioticbioticproducerconsumerdecomposerfood chainfood webfood pyramid)
  • Oh Deer! – Predator/prey simulation game and lesson (key terms: predatorpreyhabitat)
  • Water Cycle Game – Water cycle simulation game and lesson (key terms: precipitation, collection, runoffevaporationcondensationwater cycle)
  • Watershed Game – Watershed and land use simulation game and lesson (key terms: forestspringgroundwaterriparian zonewetlandlenticloticdevelopmentpollution, watershed)

K-12 Nature Enrichment Programs

  • Birding with Binoculars
  • Bird-safe Schools
  • Bugs (Live Animals)
  • Life Under a Log (Live Animals)
  • Microscopes
  • Native Plant Gardening
  • Nature Hikes
  • Nature Show-and-tell
  • Owl Pellets
  • Pond Life (Live Animals)
  • Snakes Alive! (Live Animals)

PowerPoint Presentations

Lehigh Gap Nature Center Programs

  • Bake Oven Knob Hawk Count Update
  • Birds of Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • Lehigh Gap History and Restoration
  • Raptor Migration at Bake Oven Knob Hawk Watch
  • Wildlife of Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Natural History and Conservation Programs

  • Bats of Pennsylvania
  • Beneficial Bugs
  • Bird Migration
  • Birds through the Year
  • Bird-window Collisions
  • Eastern Bluebirds
  • Extinction
  • Insects
  • Native Plant Gardening
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Plant Evolution
  • Pollination
  • Raptors: Birds of Prey
  • Underground Animals
  • Watershed
  • What’s in the Water?
  • Wildlife in Winter

Interested in a topic that’s not listed here? We will work with you to design a program for your students! Contact Chad Schwartz (Education Director) at with any questions.

Fee Schedule:

  • Field Trips: $45 preparation fee plus $30/hour for each LGNC educator (Note that a typical trip lasts 2-3 hours.)
  • In-school Programs for Students: $30/hour from time leaving LGNC to return, plus mileage reimbursement at IRS rate
  • Teacher Workshops/In-service: Half day – $250, Full day – $400
  • Curriculum Development and Leadership: $50/hour plus mileage reimbursement at IRS rate
  • Longer Term Rates/Multiple Class Rates – are negotiable