Outreach Programs

Book an outreach for your to class, grade level, school, homeschool co-ops, child care facilities, and more!


$125 for the first class, and $100 for each additional class (max. of 25 students per class). If you have multiple groups of students, we can schedule back-to-back sessions.


Students will learn about the parts of a plant that we eat, plant sunflower seeds, participate in a tai-chi lesson that represents the lifecycle of a plant, and complete a craft that coincides with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Recommended for Grades Pre-K-1.


Review the lifecycles of frogs, flowers, and butterflies! Program includes a lifecycle of a butterfly craft for the students to complete. Recommended for Grades 1-2.


Learn about the historic and contemporary indigenous communities in the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Tribes by exploring their traditional tools, food sources, and housing structures, and the plants and animals found in each indigenous region. Recommended for Grades 2-3.


Review plant and animal adaptations, the anatomy of a flower, photosynthesis, and then play our interactive food web game. Recommended for Grades 3-5.


Students will review the water cycle, and learn about the importance of watersheds and coastal areas by using an Enviroscape. Recommended for Grades 3-7.

Specialty Programs

Interested in having staff put together a customized program for your class? We are able to offer a variety of nature-based outreach topics with approval from the Youth Education Manager! Make sure to include the requested topics in your booking information email.  The cost for specialty programs is $150 for the first class, and $125 for each additional class.

To schedule an outreach program*, please contact the Youth Education Department  at (757)441-5830 x463, or email us at youthed@nbgs.org with the following information:
  • Requested Date(s)
  • School Name/Address
  • Preferred Program Start Time(s)
  • Number of Classes
  • Number of Students
  • Grade Level(s)
  • Program Topic
  • Contact teacher name/telephone/email
*Minimum two week advanced registration required for all outreach programs.