We request that you ask your students a survey question both before and after the program. Please keep a tally of the number of correct and total answers, as we will ask for this data on a program evaluation form after your program. We will use these results to evaluate the effectiveness of our program, and report to our program grantors and supporters.
Download (from the list below) the survey that corresponds with the program that you have registered for.
Extension Lesson Plans
Extension lesson plans complement Wesselman Nature Society programs and can be used in the classroom anytime. They are particularly useful before and/or after a WNS program to enhance the learning experience. All of these plans were developed by pre-service teachers at USI under the guidance of USI Education Faculty. Not all programs have finished extension lesson plans at this time, but more are on their way. The goal is to continually add lesson plans as they are developed by pre-service or in-service teachers.
Who's For Dinner
Where the Wild Things Are
Wet & Wild
It's A Bug's Life (Supplement 1 & 2)
Fur, Feathers, & Scales
Traveling Nature Trunks
These themed, environmental resource kits can be borrowed for use in the classroom to enhance any curriculum. Cost for a two week rental is $15; a $50 refundable deposit is also required.
Trunk materials and activities can be used to satisfy Indiana Academic Standards. Each Trunk is designed to encompass multiple age levels, so activities can be picked to fit the needs of individual students. They also make great pre- or post- studies for field trips taken at any of the WNS properties.
A typical Trunk might include: field guides, informational books, storybooks, posters, videos, specimens, models, puppets, craft ideas, nets, magnifying glasses, bug boxes, teacher’s resource guides, reproducible worksheets, lesson plans, picture files, puzzles, games, coloring pages and MORE…
Download an informational Traveling Nature Trunk brochure: PDF (Download)
To reserve one of the following Traveling Nature Trunks for your classroom please refer to the Traveling Nature Trunks flyer, then call (812) 479-0771, ext. 103
Choose from the following Nature Trunks:
All About Birds
Eggs & Nests
Butterflies and Moths
Arachnids and their Kin