Our Programs & Lessons


Programs

For over 14 years our experienced teacher naturalists have been exploring nature alongside children and their families. Our programs offer children and their families the opportunity to explore the mysteries and wonders of nature in a safe and nurturing environment. Our integrated environmental curriculum develops a wide range of skills such as observation, classification, color/number identification and life skills. Social skills also develop as children work as a group to ask and answer questions about plants, animals, and habitats. Children are encouraged to talk about their experiences and express themselves with art, music, active movement, and play. 

PUDDLESTOMPERS programming is offered throughout the Greater Boston Area. We partner with various schools, preschools, and Park and Recreation Departments in order to service as many different communities as possible. To see where our programs are offered, please visit our Locations page. Interested in hosting PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration programs in your school or town? Contact us to find out more information or to schedule a program to suit your needs! 

Our Programs include:

Lessons

Our integrated environmental curriculum spans all seasons and offers a wide variety of lessons that help children to learn about the natural world. Adaptable to different age groups and locations, each of our lessons include a mixture of visual and physical aids, natural specimens, and hands-on activities. Don't see the lesson you are interested in? Contact us to see if we can help you to find something similar!

Amphibian
Frogs and Toads
Salamanders
Toads

Animal Actions
Active Winter Animals
Animal Homes
Hibernation
Metamorphosis
Migration
Nocturnal
Predator/Prey
Tracks

Birds
Birds
Birds: Nesting
Birds: Flight and Song
Birds of Prey
Blue Jays
Chickadees
Crows
Duck & Geese
Owls
Turkeys
Vultures
Winter Birds
Woodpeckers

 

 

Earth Science
Colors in Nature
Rocks
Signs of Spring
Snow
Soil and Mud
Vernal Pools
Water
Weather

Habitats
Changing Forest
Forest Canopy
Forest Floor
Life Under a Log
Marine Life
Meadow
Pond Life

Invertebrates
Ants
Bees and Honey
Beetles
Butterflies and Moths
Caterpillars
Centipedes and Millipedes
Cicadas
Crickets
Daddylong Legs
Dragonflies
Fireflies
Grasshoppers
Insects
Insects in Winter
Ladybugs
Slugs and Snails
Sow Bugs/Pill Bugs
Spiders
Worms

 

 

Mammals
Bats
Beavers
Bears
Bunnies
Chipmunks
Coyotes
Deer
Foxes
Mammals
Moles
Moose
Mice
Otters
Porcupines
Raccoons
Skunks
Squirrels

Plants
Bark
Dandelions
Evergreens
Fall Leaves
Ferns
Flowers
Grass
Nature's Food Store
Oak Trees
Pollination
Seed Dispersal
Seed Growth
Snags
Summer Leaves
Trees
White Birch
White Pine
Winter Twigs and Buds
 

 

Reptiles
Reptiles
Snakes
Turtles

Other
Fungi
Kingdoms