Naturalist in Residence Program
Naturalist Educator Kevin "Porcupine" O'Malley would be serving your school as an environmental educator and local science expert.
Here is how SSNS can support your staff:
- Provide teachers with local science and natural history knowledge.
- Coordinate outreach to other community & state organizations and identify field sites for hands on learning at study sites.
- As a consultant of field trip curriculum, SSNS will provide insight into understanding the state curriculum. SSNS will work with teachers to figure out the best ways to educationally serve your students.
If your school is close to a local city park or green space the SSNS Science and Nature Programs are set up so that the students walk to their field trips. These field trips put your kids into their community and have great health benefits fighting obesity, ADD and other health challenges. Learning outside is associated with improved school performance and longer attention spans. We typically meet 3 times per year fall, winter & spring with hands on science learning connected to the seasons.