Virtual School Programs

Our mission at Croydon Creek Nature Center is to promote and enhance the knowledge, understanding, appreciation and protection of our natural resources. Our virtual school programs incorporate challenging and thought-provoking activities that enhance children’s natural curiosity about the world. 

In response to the virtual school formats that many schools have temporarily adopted, Croydon Creek Nature Center is excited to offer these online science education programs that bring our center into your virtual classroom! Programs are designed to be 20-30 minutes in length and bring our dynamic naturalists to your students through your online portal.

Cost for each program is $25 per class. Program inquiries can be emailed to ccnc@rockvillemd.gov.

Virtual Field Trip Programs


MBRA Jr

Grades: Pre-K - 1st 
Time Length: 20 min 

Croydon Creek critters help your young zoologists learn about the animal kingdom. Students explore how to classify these creatures, discover their unique adaptations and meet a few of Croydon Creek’s animal ambassadors. 

Next Gen Science Standards: K-ESS3-3 1-LS3-1

MBRA

Grades: 2nd-3rd 
Time Length: 20 min 

Help your young zoologists discover the animal kingdom. Students explore taxonomy by classifying some common Maryland creatures, investigate their unique adaptations and meet a few of Croydon Creek’s animal ambassadors. 

Next Gen Science Standards: 3-LS4-2

Seasons 

Grades: Pre-K - K
Time Length: 20 min

Croydon Creek naturalists help your young scientists learn about how changing weather impacts our natural surroundings. Students use their observations of local weather, plants and animals to discuss the change of seasons. 

Next Gen Science Standards: K-ESS2-1  

Weather the Impact

Grade: 3rd 
Time Length: 30min

Weather and climate are two different phenomena with major impacts on our lives. Explore the differences between what you expect (climate) and what actually happens (weather) while discovering ways that both shape our world. 

NGSS Standards: 3-ESS2-1 3-ESS2-2