Why not bring engaging science education to your classroom with our Virtually Wild School Programs? If field trips are not an option at this time, these programs featuring live New Hampshire animals will captivate your students

We are pleased to announce we are again offering outdoor programs for small groups. The full program will be held outdoors including introduction and wrap-up. Students will have individual work materials assigned to them and groups will broken into groups of 10 or fewer. Contact us to find out how to set up your visit.

We have also compiled resources to help you provide environmental education and outdoor learning options for your students. Visit our resource page for other free activities, such as nature journal pages, which were created to engage your students in exploring the natural world while at home.

Be well and please feel free to contact us with your specific questions or needs.

All programs and post-visit follow up activities are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and New Hampshire Career and College-Ready Science Standards.

Complete the request form at nhnature.org/teachers or contact Sarah Wall at schools@nhnature.org to schedule your program.

Virtually Wild School Programs

Bring a Science Center naturalist and two of our live animal ambassadors to your virtual classroom. These programs:

  • Connect to students in the classroom and at home to the same program via Zoom*
  • Correlate to the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Engage students for 45 minutes
  • Feature two live animals
  • Include interactivity between students and Naturalist
  • Include a post-visit activity students can do at home


*This is a private program for your students using a unique, nonpublic link, utilizing all recommended Zoom security and privacy features.


$150 per program (Limit one classroom per program to facilitate interactivity.)

$25 discount per program when scheduling two or more programs for the same school

Program Highlight: Marvelous Mammals

Grades K,2

From herbivores and insectivores, to carnivores and omnivores, mammals have a range of functions in the natural world. Live mammals and hands-on props help students gain insight into the marvelous lives of mammals and the diverse habitats where they live.

Next Generation Science Standards expectations met:

  • K-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes – Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity – Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity – Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Program Highlight: Winter Exploration

Grades 3,4

How do New Hampshire animals survive winter with cold, ice, snow, and shorter days? This outdoor experience combines natural history and active games to demonstrate how animals adapt to the rigors of winter.

Next Generation Science Standards expectations met:

  • 3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity – Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes – Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.