When a K-2 classroom teacher books a program during the 2018-19 school year for their classroom plus at least one other, 3 nature inspired children's books will be awarded to your classroom library! Jim Arnosky is a beloved naturalist and author and his books will be a wonderful addition to your classroom. Contact Rachel with questions or to book your programs today!

Dragonfly Nature Programs LLC is proud to offer in-house school studies for grades K-2, all of which cover the science NC Essential Standards for each grade level.  The programs are perfect for public and private schools.

Below on the left, you will find a summary of the studies we offer, by grade level.  On the right, a list of printable forms.  At the bottom of this page you will find more information about hosting nature studies at your school.  Thank you for your interest in Dragonfly Nature Programs LLC.


Junior Zoologists [K.L.1.1-K.L.1.2] Through play & careful observation, students will experience for themselves the wonders of some of NC’s native animals.

*May include live animals

Weather Whatchmacallits [K.E.1.3} Students will enjoy this opportunity to learn about the tools we use to measure, cope with & harness the weather. How do plants & animals cope with changes in the atmosphere? 

First Grade

The Secrets of Soil [1.E.2.1-1.E.2.2] This is a scientific exploration that will leave students with a better understanding of the special properties of both rocks & soil.

Stars, Planets & Moons, Oh My! [1.E.1.1 – 1.E.1.2] We will turn your classroom into the night sky during this interactive lesson. 

**An additional lab fee of $0.50 per student will apply for this lesson

Home Sweet Home [1.E.1.1 – 1.L.1.2 – 1.L.1.3] Explore three different habitats of the deciduous forest ecosystem. Which animals will we find in each? Students will get their hands dirty during this lesson.

*May include live animals

***Restricted availability due to material requirements. Please schedule August-October or March-May only.

Second Grade

Life Cycles of North Carolina [2.L.1.1 – 2.L.1.2] North Carolina is home to a wide variety of organisms.  Some live a unique & fascinating life.  Let’s follow the life cycles of 4 different organisms common to NC. 

*May include live animals

***Restricted availability due to material requirements.  Please scheduleAugust-October or March-May only.

Now Hear This! [2.P.1] Many animals rely on a keen sense of hearing for survival.  We will test our own listening skills & investigate how animals communicate through sound.

Variation Among Vertebrates [2.L.2.1 – 2.L.2.2] There are 5 major groups of vertebrate animals.  What do they have in common?  How are they different?  Let’s find out! 

*May include live animals

Our Blue Planet [2.P.2.1-2.P.2.2]This lesson makes the states of matter relevant for students! We will investigate the physical changes water undergoes as it supports life on planet Earth.



Pricing & Additional Information

Dragonfly strives to provide a thoughtful, age appropriate and hands-on learning experience at an affordable price: $7 per student/two class minimum  

In-House Nature Studies run approximately 60 minutes

Teachers are expected to remain with students & manage behaviors

Classes may not combine; each class is taught separately

Please speak to Rachel Woods in regards to pricing concerns