Every month we highlight a different local animal.
The people of North America, from Native Americans to French fur trappers to contemporary residents of all races, colors and creeds, have felt a deep connection to the land, the wilderness, the wildlife of our continent. The landscape and its denizens have been variously seen as the frightening unknown, a source of wealth and limitless resources, a santuary, a place of imense beauty. These perspectives are reflected in the music, literature, performing and visual arts of North America. Here we hope you may find a starting point to explore the arts and their relationship to the natural world. Enjoy. Create.
When the staff at the Elms Environmental Education Center have things they are especially interested in sharing they will post them here.
In this area you will find information targeted to students.
Teacher support and enthusiasm are essential to the ongoing effort to provide meaningful environmental education experiences to our students. Your willingness to attend and your feedback make the program possible. Here you will find information on commonly asked questions by classroom teachers. Feel free to leave a comment on the feedback page if you do not find what you are looking for.
Links to 2017/2018 Revised NGSS aligned lesson plans.
The Elms Native Plant Nursery began in response to the difficulty in finding plant material for the small planting projects we started almost 10 years ago. As the nursery approaches its 4th growing season, we stock close to 4000 plants of 30 or more species and support over 40 projects annually. Call, leave feedback or email for more information.
During the growing season our inventory changes almost daily. We try to update our online inventory listing monthly. Check below for our most recent update.
A Listing of Native Plant ID Datasheets
For more than 30 years the Elms Environmental Education Center has offered meaningful outdoor experiences for every elementary student, at every grade level, every year.
The Elms Environmental Education Center has been involved with student service since its inception.
Do you know of a a great place for birding?
Somewhere where the trees are unusually big? Where butterflies and dragonflies are abundant?
Or just interesting places to sit and watch nature at work. If so then this is the place to share those places with others.
To get started you need to enter some information about your point of interest (POI). You enter your data here. (When you click the link below you will find your entry added to the map.)
Or you can view a map of the locations entered by others by clicking here.
If you would like to view the complete spreadsheet with all data, including Lat/Long coordinates click here.
Get out, have fun!