Numbers in Nature

Children’s Forest of Central Oregon


Grade:  2nd grade
Length:  2 1-hour lessons
Location:  Schoolyard
Cost:  Free
Audience:  Prioritize rural and Title I schools
Standards: 2.MD.1, 2.MD.2 , 2.MD.3, 2.OA.1, 2.NBT.8, 2.NBT.2



  • To understand the different strategies that animals may use to survive the winter
  • To model how animals prepare for hibernation
  • To practice word problems involving addition and subtraction
  • To introduce students to the diversity of animal tracks and how to identify them
  • To practice measuring lengths



The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is offering a free winter program for 2nd grade that explores “Numbers in Nature.” The program includes two distinct lessons, “Tracks in the Snow: Measuring and Counting” and “Hibernating Numbers,” which combine natural science and mathematics to meet Common Core State Standards for Math, while exploring fun topics about local wildlife.  Students will learn about hibernation and wildlife tracking, while playing fun games and practicing math.


To learn more and schedule a program, contact [email protected].