Meet incredible creatures from the world of eight legs—as we bring a selection of exotic arachnids to your classroom!
Much like insects, arachnids are everywhere, but they are one of the most misunderstood classes of animals that exists today. Most people are familiar with spiders, but our entomologists will introduce you to the rest of the family!
Discover the major types of arachnids through up-close experiences with live and preserved specimens, while learning about their amazing adaptations and defenses.
Find out what a tarantula feels like, see a scorpion change color, or get to know a vinegaroon, when you have our eight-legged friends come to visit!
Download TEKS-based curriculum below.
These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.
- Add on a Wildlife On Wheels program and a presentation of Docents To Go: Oceans to create an Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, renewable energy, and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Or, focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!