Amazing Aviators is designed to introduce students to the importance of bird species in the area and around the world. The students will also use scientific inquiry to investigate their own questions regarding bird species found at Heartland.
Use scientific inquiry to learn about the amazing arthropods native to Ohio. Use field sampling techniques to capture arthropods and observe characteristics of the specimens caught. Students will then compare similarities and differences between the classes of each specimen and discuss how these characteristics affect survival of the arthropods.
Discover unusual and unexpected edible plants as we hike through the woods for this class. Nature is our “grocery store” as students learn to identify and safely sample native wild edible plants growing in and around our woods and fields.
Critter Scene Investigation
We need your help! We have stumbled across several crime scenes and we need YOU to aid us in our investigation! Predators run rampant all over Heartland property. So put on your investigator caps, brush up on Sherlock Holmes and exercise your critical thinking to help us solve our wildlife mysteries!
This class gives students a better understanding of the various relationships in the different ecosystems of Ohio. Hands-on exploration of forest, grassland, and wetland ecosystems will further knowledge and understanding of the intricate balance between living organisms and their habitat.
Discover the various relationships within an aquatic ecosystem stream through this unique and hands-on class. The students will further their knowledge and understanding of the intricate balance between living organisms and habitats through exploration and study of Alum Creek.
Mad About Mammals
Discover habitats at Heartland where mammals can be found. Students will journey off trail and put themselves in the paws of some of the wildlife of Ohio. They will also experience hands-on contact with live mammals from our nature centeras well as some mammal artifacts such as pelts and skulls.
What’s the difference between reptiles and amphibians? Find out as we discuss the characteristics of these animals using a Venn diagram. Students will then have the unique opportunity to hold both native and exotic reptiles and amphibians.
3…2…1…Blast off! Your students are adventurers and scientists tasked with the job of classifying and naming the life on a newly discovered distant planet. Leave Earth behind and step into an unexplored frontier (that looks suspiciously similar to Heartland’s prairie) to uncover what new life awaits discovery.