Virtual Education Programs
Sulphur Creek's education staff are working to develop fun and engaging virtual programs and field trips. Learn about our offerings below.
School/Group Virtual Field Trips
Have a Sulphur Creek Naturalist join you and your group for a virtual presentation. Below are the general details and available themes.
- Length of presentation: 30-35 minutes
- Days/Times: Monday-Thursday between 10am-3pm
- Cost per presentation: $85 HARD Resident/$95 Non-Resident
- To book: Fill out our Presentation Request Form
- For more information: Email Sulphur Creek
Mammals & Amphibians - How could a frog be similar to a coyote, or a toad be like you? Compare and contrast these groups and learn what makes them unique. Meet one live animal from each group.
Reptiles & Birds - Feathers or Scales? What do these flying, swimming, walking, and slithering animals have in common? Learn the basics about birds and reptiles and meet an animal from each group.
Newt vs. Lizard - Is that a newt or a lizard? Learn more about these two animals that are often confused. Get an up close look at these little animals that live right in our backyards.
Bug Bites - Learn some basics about arthropods, one small bite at a time. Arthropods include insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans. Get an up close view at some of these small but mighty creatures that make up over 80% of ALL living animals.
Virtual Wild Things Birthday Parties
Join Miss Christine as she hosts your Wild Things Birthday Party on Zoom with Sulphur Creek’s critters! Schedule a 30 or 60 minute virtual party that includes a customized animal presentation. The critters from the Sulphur Creek Nature Center are excited to join you!
- Option 1 (30 minutes, Cost: $85 Resident/$95 Non-Resident): Choose three animals to visit your party,
- Option 2 (60 minutes, Cost: $125 Resident/$135 Non-Resident): Select four animals and choose one of the following activities: puppet show, story time, or emailed craft template with supply list (supplies not included)
Fill out a Presentation Request Form to begin booking your customized Birthday. Animal choices and activity options will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.
Virtual Nature Classes
Browse and register for Sulphur Creek's virtual classes on the HARD Activity Registration site. Each virtual class only requires one registration per family. Classes offer new themes monthly.
- Virtual Toddler Time (30 minutes, $6 per family) - See your animal friends and join us for a story and songs. We will send you the zoom link, a craft design, and supply list prior to class, so that we can do a fun craft project together. Designed for ages 1 to 3, One registration per family.
- Virtual Animal Adventure (40 minutes, $9 per family) - Learn about animals and nature in your home. See your favorite animals and bring your stuffed friends to join the fun in Sulphur Creek's Virtual Animal Adventures. We will send you the Zoom link, a craft design, and supply list prior to class, so that we can do a fun craft project together. Designed for ages 4-9. One registration per family.
- Virtual Critter Breaktime (30 minutes, $20 per family, 3 classes) - Stretch, Shout, and Jump All About! Join the naturalists as we discover what excites and stimulates the critters at Sulphur Creek. We will build mazes, explore new places, and try out some fun foods that will keep our animals happy and healthy. Each month will feature different animals and activities. Designed for all ages. One registration per family.
Free Virtual Stories Under the Oaks
Join us for our Animal Storytime on Facebook Live. Like Sulphur Creek Nature Center and Hayward Area Recreation and Park District on Facebook and join us for our free monthly storytime.
- Monday, March 29th at 3pm
- Monday, April 26th at 3pm
- Monday, May 24th at 3pm