Introducing our In-School Program!
For our Camp Leopold+PLUS program, we will bring Camp Leopold fun and learning to you! Our in-house classes are designed to engage your students with hands-on learning while also providing a fun change of pace. Many of these classes include a visit from one of our animal ambassadors–either a snake, turtle, or duck–that the students can interact with hands-on! These visits are proudly provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of our local corporate partners.
Their Blood Runs Cold
Reptiles and amphibians are very important to the balance of any ecosystem where they are native. In this class, students are able to learn about the various different types of reptiles and amphibians across South Carolina and the important niches they serve. Students also have the opportunity to handle animal artifacts and meet one of our animal ambassadors!
Wetlands are a crucial habitat for many plants, animals, and people, yet they have historically been misunderstood. In this class, students are introduced to the key elements all wetlands share, discover the different types of Wetlands found in South Carolina, and uncover the key reasons why wetlands provide us with so many benefits. Students will also have the chance to meet one of our animal ambassadors!
Creatures of the Woods
Animals, plants, and nonliving things all interact in fascinating ways within their ecosystems. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and furry mammals are part of life in South Carolina and we will study how these animals interact with the environment around them. Students will also have the chance to feel a variety of animal pelts and meet one of our animal ambassadors!
There’s a good chance you and your students have seen waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans) around your community, but have you ever wondered what makes this group of birds so unique? In this class, students will work together to discover the mysteries of waterfowl and their unique adaptations for survival. From November-January, students will also have the chance to meet one of our waterfowl ambassadors!
Invertebrates, or creatures without a spine, make up the majority of life on Earth. In this class, students are introduced to the diverse world of spineless creatures and some of the bizarre and wonderful species they may encounter right here in South Carolina! The major focuses of this class are animal classifications and food chains. During warmer weather, students can go outside and use our insect nets and magnifying glasses to catch and identify real insects. During cooler months, we will bring a fun indoor insect experience for students to classify different inverts.
Scarecrow and the Plow
Ever wonder where the food on your plate comes from? In this class, students will gain a better understanding of the different agricultural processes used across the world in order to grow the foods we eat. Agricultural history and new advancements will also be covered as we traverse through South Carolina’s farming past. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to plant a seed to start their own garden.
How to Register and Availability
Camp Leopold +Plus registration is currently closed. Sign-ups will be available again at the start of the school year. Thank you to all that signed up this year, and we are looking forward to another great year of in-school programming.