Classroom Videos

Bring Archbold to your classroom with these videos for 3rd-5th grade students. This is a selection from Archbold's YouTube page. It contains videos of various styles, themes, and lengths. Some teach about a specific species or concept, while others demonstrate how science at Archbold works. 

Above the Clouds

Archbold's Weather Station


Students learn to identify the equipment at a weather monitoring station, differentiate between weather and climate, and describe Florida's wet and dry seasons.

6:22 minutes

Shadow on Concrete Wall

How to Age Saw Palmetto

Students learn about how long-term research at Archbold revealed the growth rate and ages of Saw Palmetto. For the outdoor student activity, see our coloring book or Discovering the Florida Scrub curriculum.

5:18 minutes

At Home in the Florida Scrub: Florida Scrub-Jays

The Florida Scrub-Jay's at Archbold will fascinate you with its tale of fire, hidden acorns and life on an ancient sand dune island.

21 minutes

Queen of Red Hill


This is a film about the Gopher Tortoises of Red Hill at Archbold Biological Station. The star of the show is a female tortoise first measured by Dr. Jim Layne in 1968. That was the year Layne, Archbold’s first Research Director, began the long-term study of tortoises on Red Hill.

21 minutes

Above the Clouds

Animal Features

are Bone Deep


This educational video about vertebrate anatomy is part of Archbold Biological Station's Science in the Scrub curriculum.

8 minutes

Marble Surface

Cowbows & Scientists


Thirty years ago, a partnership between Archbold Biological Station and Buck Island Ranch inspired a new mission: cowboys and scientists working together to advance scientific discovery on a ten thousand acre working cattle ranch. Bridging this cultural divide has resulted in a series of transformative discoveries that have begun to reshape our misconceptions about agriculture, sustainability, and conservation in the 21st century.

8 minutes


Selfie Shorts - Pond Trapping with Mr. Dustin


Archbold's Director of Education, Dustin Angell is joined by Research Assistant Alan Rivero for an pond adventure. Viewers will see how live traps can be used to catch fish, snakes, and amphibians in order to assess the biological diversity of a pond.

6:22 minutes

Science of Life


Meet the 2018 High School Research Assistants of Archbold Biological Station's Plant Ecology Research Program.

10 minutes

Marble Surface

Down the Well


This video combines live action and animation to describe the various water sources in Florida. Dr. Hilary Swain explains the lake level and well monitoring that takes place at Archbold Biological Station and how that data is measured. Then go on a virtual tour with our animated water drops, Flori and Dan, to see what's down the well. Watch as they squeeze through the confining units between the various aquifers such as the surficial and Floridan aquifers. Get ready for a fun ride "Down the Well".

7:37 minutes