School Outreach Program Request Form
Keep your Pre-K to 5th grade students connected to nature through the winter months; our naturalists bring the outdoors indoors—and right into your classroom!
With other teachers in your school, schedule a morning or afternoon of programming. Our outreach programs are hands-on, fun, and full of excellent information, promoting an elevated understanding of local ecology by helping students understand the interaction of animals, humans, and the environment.
Each winter month features a different program topic. Programs run about 30 minutes per class. Our naturalists set up in one location, and 3–5 classes rotate through.
November: Turkey Vultures
For the program descriptions, go to
Due to the popularity of our programs, teachers may only choose their top TWO programs. We will attempt to honor additional requests after October 15 if we have availability. If you would like to schedule multiple outreach programs, please submit a request form for each one.
School outreach programs are completely FREE of charge for all Hendricks County schools. All outreach programs are subject to naturalist availability and weather conditions.
If you didn't see what you are looking for here, group programming is available for a charge. For more information, go to
Hendricks County Park Naturalists
based at McCloud Nature Center
The naturalists are typically off on Mondays.
Primary Teacher Contact: LAST Name
Primary Teacher Contact FIRST Name
School Phone Number
Number of Classes/Programs
Programs are designed for a single class (15-30 students) per 30 minutes. Naturalists can present to 3-5 classes in a single day. If you have 6+ classes, you will need to schedule multiple days.
6+ classes (I need to schedule multiple days of programming.)
Time Slots (select a slot for each class)
Naturalists cannot have more than 60 minutes of break time total between programs. If a break between programs is required, the naturalist will remain on site (and possibly eat lunch).
10:00-10:30am (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
10:30-11:00am (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
11:00-11:30am (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
11:30-12:00noon (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
12:00-12:30pm (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
12:30-1:00pm (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
1:00-1:30pm (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
1:30-2:00pm (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
2:00-2:30pm (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
2:30-3:00pm (for 1 class OR 15-25 students)
The naturalists will present all programs from a single room. Each class will rotate through this room in their scheduled time slot.
I understand that I must reserve a room at my school for the naturalist to use.
My school does not have a library or conference/science/program room that I can reserve.
2019 Program Topics
November Turkey Vultures; December Salamanders; January Beavers; February Spiders
I understand that the date(s) I indicate below will determine the topic presented to my class(es).
Preferred Date (Wed-Fri only)
2nd Choice Date (Wed-Fri only)
3rd Choice Date (Wed-Fri only)
Is there anything we should know about your class(es) or students to help ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience?
I understand that this is ONLY a request and an outreach program has NOT been scheduled:
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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