Lindsay Visits You

*Our Lindsay in the Classrooms are fully booked for Spring 2024*

We offer Discovery Kits to bring Natural History and activities into your classroom. Please click here to learn more.

If you would like to be added to the Spring 2024 waitlist if a spot opens, please email [email protected]

Fall 2024/2025 School Year will open at the end of July 2024. Please check back then, or email [email protected] to be notified when it opens.

Each Lindsay in the Classroom program utilizes grade-specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to satisfy specific learning objectives. The programs are described in the table below and organized by grade level. To qualify your school must be within 20 miles of our Walnut Creek location.

AVAILABILITY: Monday through Thursday.

Maximum of two programs per day– if booking more than one program please note that we will only allow a 45-minute break in total between the programs. Both programs must be the same program type.

START TIME: As early as 10:00, 2:00 p.m. is our latest start time.

DURATION: 60 minutes

GROUP SIZE: one classroom (30 students max) per program

COST: $275 for the first presentation, $225 for the second class (must be on the same day)

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

*Fully Booked Spring 2024*

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

School Program FAQ

Questions? Email registrar@lindsay

Lindsay in the Classroom Programs


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, K-ESS2-2, & K-ESS3.C

Grade 1st - 3rd

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-LS1 (A, B, D), 2-LS4 D, 3-LS3 (A, B, D)

Grade 2nd - 4th

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 2-LS4-1, 2-LS4.D,  3-LS4.C, 3-LS4.D, 4-LS1.D, 4-ESS3.A, & 4-ESS3.B. 

Grade 5th

Ecosystem Energy Flow

Follow energy as it flows through an ecosystem and meet some of the producers, consumers, and decomposers that make the system work.

NGSS:Fulfills elements of 5-LS1.C, 5-LS2.B, 5-LS2.A, & 5-ESS3.C