On September 24, TRECA Digital Academy students visited the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.
The science center consists of live animal displays, interactive exhibits, wildlife rehabilitation services, a state-of-the-art planetarium, and access to Huntington Reservation parkland. Students split into 2 groups for our visit and rotated topics. In the Animals program, students had up-close encounters with a variety of animals including mammals, reptiles, and birds of prey. Students met an opossum, a black rat snake, and an eastern screech owl, and learned the difference between reptiles, birds, and mammals. Students explored what it means to be nocturnal, and why these animals were not able to be released back into the wild after being rehabilitated. In the nature hike program, families walked through the Huntington Reservation and learned about the native plants and animals of Ohio’s fields and forests. Students also learned about several invasive species of plants, and how invasive species harm Ohio’s ecosystems. After the guided programs, students took a self-guided tour of the center’s indoor exhibits and observed the live animals in the Wildlife Gardens.Facebook Share Twitter Tweet