View a collection of animal bones gathered from the Midwest prairies and woodlands. What can we learn from looking at the bones of different animals? Are they similar to us, are they similar to each other? Compare a deer skull to that of a rabbit and see what they have in common.
Learn what types of animals live in the prairie, why fire is essential to preserving and maintaining our natural areas, and some of the more common prairie forbs and grasses.
Surviving the Woodlands
You’ve just been stranded in the woods! What are the first steps you should take? Learn different strategies to help you survive in case of an emergency and practice your shelter building skills.
Enjoy this short activity in any natural environment using fallen materials from trees or other plants to make a unique creation. Learn more about different ways to create art from nature.
Explore the diverse woodlands at Franklin Creek to learn more about the different trees, soil, and wildlife that live here.
What is a macroinvertebrate anyway? Students will learn about the small organisms thriving in the Franklin Creek and how to determine the quality of water based on who lives there.
Franklin Creek has exposed rocks that date back to 480 million years ago. Students will learn more about the rocks in this area and what life looked like long ago.
Is your class interested in giving back to the natural area? We can find a project that’s right for your group!