This on-demand course is designed for use in the classroom, specifically for grades 3-7. The self-paced classroom course offers an in-depth focus on snakes; students will learn about a variety of different snake species, where they live, and how to learn to be tolerant of a species that is sometimes feared. Students learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations that snakes have to survive in the wild, habitat preferences, and ecological threats to snakes. The course offers a variety of learning elements, including videos, PowerPoint lectures led by Wildlife Center staff, printable worksheets, activities, and additional resources to give teachers and students a well-rounded educational experience. Course content is designed to complement and enhance the Virginia Standards of Learning.
These on-demand programs promote positive attitudes toward wildlife and emphasize how the personal choices we make affect the health of the environment. Students learn and understand actions they can take to become better wildlife stewards.