Nature in the Classroom

Spark curiosity and foster an appreciation for the environment in K-3 students through science, literacy, and hands-on experiences. Empower volunteers to inspire young minds and promote respect for nature, with Lac Lawrann Conservancy at the heart of our mission.

Nature in the Classroom (NIC) is a science and literacy program tailored for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students, designed to deepen their connection to the natural world. Each month, a volunteer visits the classroom, introduces a topic, reads a story, and engages students in discussions and activities to explore the science behind it. NIC provides hands-on experiences for students and supplementary resources that teachers may not otherwise have access to, while encouraging respect for nature and promoting the importance of Lac Lawrann Conservancy.

Each year, the Nature in the Classroom program begins with a captivating story that introduces students to the wonders of Lac Lawrann Conservancy. Shyber’s Story: An Introduction to Lac Lawrann Conservancy serves as the perfect starting point, sparking curiosity and setting the stage for a year of exploration and discovery.

Volunteer Resources

Share your passion for nature and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards by volunteering with Nature in the Classroom. Our NIC Volunteer Resources provide essential information, support, and guidance to help you effectively engage with young children. To apply, fill out the Volunteer Application and Volunteer Preferences forms, and play a pivotal role in promoting respect for nature and Lac Lawrann Conservancy.

Teacher Resources

Access resources to enhance your students’ learning experience with Nature in the Classroom. Our NIC Teacher Resources include information about the program, forms for field trips, calendars and a list of topics that will be covered at each grade level. If you’d like to see the lessons that will be presented, they can be found under Volunteer Resources.

Volunteer Application Form

Do you have a gift for working with young children? We are looking for volunteers for Nature in the Classroom. For more information, contact our volunteer coordinator at To apply, fill out the Volunteer Application form.