Lindsay Visits You

Attention, educators of Contra Costa County and Alameda County County! Lindsay is proud to announce the debut of our new Lindsay in the Classroom programs. For each grade level, we went straight to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in order to design new programs that satisfy specific learning objectives. In addition to our new grade-specific programs, we have kept a few old favorites for all grade levels to enjoy.

Our 2019-2020 Spring semester is fully booked. Please check back in August for our 2020-2021 availability!

Please note that our Lindsay in the Classroom programs are geared toward elementary school students. If you have an older audience, please consider requesting a Lindsay in the Community program.

We want to bring our animals and natural history knowledge to your classroom!

AVAILABILITY: Tuesday through Friday. With a maximum of three programs per day– if booking more than one program please note that we will only allow an hour break in total between the programs. Your school must be in Contra Costa County or Alameda County to book a Lindsay in the Classroom program.

START TIME: 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m is the earliest; depending on travel distance from Lindsay Wildlife Experience. 2:00 p.m. is our latest start time for Lindsay in the Classroom programs.

DURATION: 60 minutes

GROUP SIZE: 30 students maximum per program

COST: $240 per program

FORMAT: One-hour classroom program in which Lindsay animals and Wildlife Educators visit your location.  For the animals’ safety and success of the program, Lindsay asks for one indoor location (classroom, library, or multi-purpose room).

School Program FAQ


Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten

Pond Protectors

Let Lindsay transform your classroom into a special habitat where animal puppet friends introduce your students to ponds and how to best care for them.


NGSS: While standards are not required at this level, our young scientists will engage in science and engineering practices backed by NGSS methods.


Wild Homes

We all need a healthy place to live and grow–wildlife are no exception! Play and problem-solve together to figure out how we can better share our world with wildlife. 


NGSS: Fulfills elements of  K-LS-1

First Grade

Learning from Wildlife

Wildlife can teach us a lot about how to survive in the natural world. Let’s explore animal adaptations and how we can learn from them to meet our own human needs.


NGSS: Fulfills elements of 1-LS-1

Second Grade

Pollen, Seeds, and Pellets

How are seeds and pollen moved around nature? Let’s explore the reproduction of plants and trees, and discover how much plants and animals are dependent upon each other for survival.


NGSS: Fulfills elements of 2-LS2-2

Third Grade

Have to Have a Habitat

How do adaptations help animals survive in certain habitats? This program investigates an animal’s physical adaptations to determine if they could survive in California’s diverse ecosystems.


NGSS: Fulfills elements of 3-LS4-3 and 3-LS4-4

Fourth Grade

Amazing Adaptations

How do animal bodies affect their daily life? Students will use observation to develop hypotheses about how animals survive.


NGSS: Fulfills elements of 4-LS1-1

All Grades

Animals of Mt. Diablo

Do you know what wildlife inhabit the Mt. Diablo area? Mt. Diablo and the East Bay include a variety of ecosystems providing food, water, and shelter for wildlife. Meet the animals that live in our area, and learn how these animals meet their needs for survival.

All Grades


Owls have special characteristics and adaptations for survival. Learn about their similarities and differences, and what makes them efficient predators.

All Grades


Bats, the only true flying mammals, have special characteristics and adaptations that help them locate food and survive in their habitats.