We have programs for all grade levels and abilities. Our programs can help to enhance courses such as math, science, writing, art, and physical education. Call 319-277-2187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a program. Click here for cost.
Note- The Interpretive Center will be closed until Fall of 2017. We still have many outdoor activities and alternate locations for your classroom. Our programs are always available.
Programs at Hartman Reserve.
-We are a designated STEM service provider
Other popular programs:
We can visit your classroom
The staff of Hartman Reserve can also visit your classroom or a County Conservation Board area near your school if you are unable to make it to the nature center due to time or budget constraints. Some possible outreach programs that work well are:
If there is a particular subject that you would like us to provide, the Hartman staff would be more than willing to work with you to develop a “tailor-made” program!
We can offer you a day of programming based around classic and modern books to make the stories come alive for your students, while teaching them science, team work, and literacy. These programs can be done either at Hartman, or at your school with some modifications. We would also be happy to look into other books you may be using in your classroom to see if we could develop a program around them for you.
Mock Turkey Reintroduction Grades 6th-12th
This fall we will be offering the Mock Turkey Reintroduction program. During this program your students will assume the role of biologists, ecologists, politicians, game wardens, land managers, foresters, land owners, and geographers among others. They will work together using maps, literature, surveys, data collection, and personal opinions to decide if it would be possible to bring wild turkey back to Hartman Reserve.
This program is unique because it can be done on site at Hartman Reserve, or in a classroom, media center, or library that has internet access. If you choose to do the Mock Turkey Reintroduction program you will be encouraged to have the students do a little homework in advance to learn about wild turkeys from literature or the internet.
Bluebird Nest Box Observation Grades 1st-12th
Unlike the Mock Turkey Reintroduction program the Bluebird Nest Box Observation is the real deal! The data that is collected by your students will be entered into the online Nest Watch (http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nest/home/index) data sheets that are utilized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Students will use their powers of observation and technology to monitor and record the goings on around the Bluebird nest boxed located on one of the prairies that Black Hawk County Conservation Board manages.