Dragonfly Nature Programs LLC works on 2 11-month rotations to provide returning students with fresh lessons to learn from and be inspired by.  Rotation 2 will be taught during the 2016-17 school year. Please email or call if you have questions about these lessons, rachel@dragonflynature.com, 919-274-3750.


July 2016  Summer Solstice

Learn about the night sky including the sun, Earth, moon, stars and constellations.  How do the positions of these celestial bodies determine the seasons here on Earth?

August 2016 Working Together:  Flowers & Pollinators

Learn flower parts and how flowers rely on pollinators for the process of plant reproduction.

September 2016  Cold Blooded:  Reptile Adaptations

This lesson will include at least 1 live animal.  What makes turtles, snakes and lizards reptiles?  How are they uniquely adapted to life here in NC?

October 2016  Fish Facts

What are unique characteristics of fish?  How do they rely on camouflage for survival?

November 2016  Food Chains:  The Flow of Energy

Learn how energy flows from the sun through food chains common to deciduous forests found in NC.  What if pollution enters the chain?  What affect may it have?

December 2016  Animal Speak

Learn about the various ways animals communicate with each other, with hormones, colors and audible calls.

January 2017 Warm Blooded:  Mammal Adaptations

Learn about mammals common to NC.  What makes an animal a mammal?

February 2017  Exploring Plants

Learn about plant germination, plant parts and how humans rely on different parts of plants.

March 2017 Reduce Reuse Recycle

Let's go to lunch!  How can we make smart choices about our natural resources during an activity as simple as packing for a picnic?

April 2017  The NC Coast:  Ocean Life

How are oceans different from fresh water?  Students will learn about NC's barrier islands, sandy beaches and brackish marshes.

May 2017 Amphibian Fun!  Frogs & Toads

The frogs and toads are out and about, calling, jumping, mating and enjoying the humid and warm weather of NC.  Let's learn about their special adaptations and life cycle.  This lesson will include at least 1 live animal.