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Traveling Scientist- Middle School

mitred conure perched on hand Inside the Outdoors logo in upper right corner 

We work with your school schedule!

Each program is 60 minutes in length or one class session, depending on what works best with your schedule. 

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Middle School Traveling Scientist programs will support various grades depending on which Next Generation Science Standards model your district has decided to use (Integrated or Discipline Specific).
Integrated Model - Rainforest and Birds of Prey support both 6th and 7th grade
Discipline Specific - Rainforest and Birds of Prey will support 7th grade Life Science Course.

Amazing Animals 

NGSS Standards Supported: MS-LS1-4., MS-LS2-3.
Experience a variety of live animals and learn about the unique characteristics and behaviors of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other species of the animal kingdom!   Amazing Animals focuses on grade-specific NGSS standards, and is adaptable for any grade.  This program is also available as a large group assembly.

Birds of Prey 

NGSS Standards Supported: MS-ESS3-3.
Hawks, owls, and other raptors are brought into the classroom to teach students about the roles these predators play in the balance of nature. Students visit lab stations which include experiencing hawk vision and discovering the diet of an owl through an owl pellet dissection. This program is also available as a large group assembly.


NGSS Standards Supported: MS-ESS3-3., MS-LS2-3.
Students journey through the layers of the tropical rainforest to learn about indigenous plants and animals and their importance to humans. During interactive lab station, the students will have the opportunity to see and touch live animals and learn about tribes living in the rainforest. 

Rethink Resources

NGSS Standards Supported: MS-ESS3-3., MS-LS2-3., MS-PS1-3.
Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.