Virtual Programs

let us bring nature to you!

The Great Plains Nature Center proudly delivers engaging nature education directly to K-12 classrooms, as well as adult and senior audiences across our community!
Our naturalist-led virtual programs for schools include:
  • an introductory video
  • an in-class activity
  • and a 30-minute live encounter with one of our delightful animal ambassadors.

GPNC offers these programs free of charge. Our programs are based on NGSS and relate to grade-appropriate science topics.

Beginning October 15th, 2021, virtual programs may be scheduled Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8am to 5pm). Programs will be scheduled as they are received, and we prefer you contact us at least two weeks in advance of your desired program date.

Virtual Programs

Virtual Program Selection, 2021-2022:
Hover to see our program descriptions and complete your request form at the bottom of this page!



Explore what animals need from their environment with turtles!


3rd Grade

Discover the complex life cycles, with the help of salamanders!


1st Grade

Compare young animals with their parents, using an opossum!


4th Grade

Study amazing adaptations in the world of birds!


2nd Grade

Observe the diversity of life across habitats, with a kangaroo rat!


5th Grade

Follow the transfer of energy in the food web, with a snake and toad!


Middle School & High School

Learn about our impact on endangered species and how we can protect them, with our Suitcase for Survival!


Adult & Senior Audiences

Bring a naturalist to your site with either an opossum, a snake, or a bird of prey!

Virtual Program Request