Classroom Programs


WREN offers in-class hands-on programming for schools in the Bethel, 4J, and Springfield School Districts. Each lesson is about an hour in length and provides your students NGSS aligned experiences designed to connect them to their local wetland ecosystem.

Read below for full descriptions. Click the button below to request your program today! No request will be accepted if submitted fewer than 2 weeks before the program date.

Elementary Classroom Programs: 
Program cost is $60 for the first program and $30 for each additional program on the same day. Assistance is available for Title 1 schools. Request your program HERE.

What is a Wetland?
Grades K-5; 45-60 minutes
Description: WREN brings the wetlands to your classroom! Students get hands on with preserved plants, animals, and soils that make up a wetland to discover wetland ecology. Through investigation, students explore the unique adaptations at each trophic level, and use artistic skills to create a complete wetland food chain. It is recommended students have access to coloring supplies.

NGSS Standards Addressed: K-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, 2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity, 3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity, 4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, 5-PS3-1 Energy

Pollination & Host Plants
Grades 2-4; 45-60 minutes
Description: Did you know there is an endangered pollinator right here in Eugene?! Students explore the relationship between the endangered Fender’s Blue Butterfly and the threatened Kincaid’s Lupine by playing a host plant game. Students also compare and contrast different methods of pollination while exploring the life cycle of plants and pollinators. It is recommended classes have an open area like a gym, shared hallway, or outdoor space to accommodate the host plant activity.

NGSS Standards Addressed: 2-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics, 1-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, 3-LS1-1 From molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, 4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes,

Migration Madness
Grades 3-6; 45-60 minutes
Description: Migration is TOUGH work for birds of all shapes and sizes. Students learn to identify local migrant birds before taking part in a migration game. Students analyze the threats and benefits migrant birds face on their long journeys, and the various ways that humans can help. Students then design their own habitat for migrant birds. It is recommended classes have an open area like a gym, shared hallway, or outdoor space to accommodate the migration activity.

NGSS Standards Addressed: 3-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics, 4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, 5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity, MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

 
Middle School Classroom Programs: 
Program cost is $60 for the first program and $30 for each additional program on the same day. Assistance is available for Title 1 schools. Request your program HERE.

Our Local Watershed
Grades 6-8; 1-1.5 hours
Description: Turn your class into a roaring river as students become a watershed (no actual water involved). Students model various watershed scenarios to gain an understanding into flow rate, flooding, and pollution. Students end by analyzing their watershed data and proposing ways we can further modify our scientific model. It is recommended classes have an open area like a gym, shared hallway, or outdoor space to accommodate the watershed activity.

NGSS Standards Addressed: MS-ESS2-4 Earth’s Systems, MS-ESS3-2 Earth and Human Activity