DelVal students to offer wildlife classes for kids

Oct 05, 2017

Lake Archer at DelVal

Credit: Delaware Valley University. Lake Archer on Delaware Valley University’s campus. DelVal students will offer wildlife lessons for local children Oct. 15.

Parents can sign children up for a nature program that will be offered this month at Delaware Valley University at no cost. The University’s conservation and wildlife management students are hosting wildlife lessons for children on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Classes will meet in the University’s Life Sciences Building on DelVal’s main campus in Doylestown. The programs will give children a chance to learn about topics such as bird identification, zoos, and hibernation. The programs are geared towards elementary aged students, but all ages are welcome. 

Students can choose from the following Environmental Explorer programs:

  • Fall in Love with Nature

    As the days get cooler, humans add more layers, but what happens to the plants and animals outside? In this two-hour program, participants learn about migration, hibernation, and what it takes for wildlife to survive the winter. This program begins with an orientation starting in the classroom and moves to a guided walk on campus where kids will participate in plant identification, bird observation, and engaging environmental activities.  
  • Zookeeper for a Day
Participants will work together with their peers to learn what it takes to be a zookeeper! Through several engaging and educational activities, students will explore the daily duties of a zookeeper. Participants will construct a daily log book while exploring the campus and completing different zookeeping tasks. Participants will be faced with non-routine challenges that they will use strategic thinking to overcome. 
  • Brainy Birds
Discover the nests of Pennsylvania's native bird species. Through hands-on learning experiences during an interactive nature hike, students will learn about how birds use, forage for, and build their nests.  After this program, students will be able to look up in the trees and identify birds.  

How to Sign Up:
Register a child for one of the programs at no cost by visiting There is a 20-student limit on each lesson. Lessons are available on a first come, first served basis.