2nd Grade Programs

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Circles of Life: With the use of our animals, gardens, greenhouse and trails; students will observe many life cycles. Students will observe and compare different animal organisms in different stages of their life cycles. Students will also learn about how plants move through their life cycle.

Program Length: Approximately 2 hours 



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Sand, Wind & Waves (Beach Study): Oatland teachers will meet your class at Tybee Island ready to help your students investigate the beach from its sand dunes to the waters’ edge. States of matter, physical properties of objects and forces will all become more meaningful to students as they investigate these principals in action at the beach. Be sure to dress for the weather. Note: This program meets at Tybee Island. 

Program Length: Approximately 2 hours 





Amazing Animals: Animals are truly amazing. During this program students will observe a variety of animals along our nature trail and identify characteristics​ of each animal the help them to survive. They will have opportunities to compare various animal groups by the way they look, grow, move and develop. 

Program Length: Approximately 2 hours 






Follow the Drinking Gourd (Digitarium): “Follow the Drinking Gourd” is a story written by Bernadine Connelly about the Underground Railroad. This program combines the story with science, social studies and history. Participating groups read the book in preparation for their experience, Oatland teachers then come to your site and set up the digitarium. Each class will have approximately 20 minutes of classroom instruction time, followed by 20 minutes of digitarium time. The program explains why the story’s characters followed the North Star and how the Earth’s rotation affects the night sky. 

Note: This program comes to your location. 

Program Length: Approximately 1 hour ​



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Still have some questions about 2nd grade programs? Email our School Program Coordinator here​.​​


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