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Educational Outreach

Porcupine at community event.

PLEASE NOTE:  We have temporarily placed our Education Department and programs on hold.  We hope to be able to offer our outreach programs again during the 2021 Season.

 

Educational Outreach

Scheduling a school presentation or community event and want to include an exciting animal experience? Lake Tobias offers several community outreach options where we will bring a few of our animals to you and teach you about their unique ways of life! We have programs tailored for schools and public community events but we are also open to working with you to create a custom experience.

Community Events

Hosting a public event? If you’d like Lake Tobias Wildlife Park to be a part of your event, we can provide an event table set-up. This option includes a few animal ambassadors, various animal artifacts, and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park education staff members to give your guests a unique and engaging experience! Common venues include fairs, churches, and libraries.

School Presentations

Animal experiences are a great way to get young students excited and interested about science. Our Education Department strives to provide all ages with an engaging and dynamic experience to learn about animals and the planet we all share. All school age programs meet Common Core, National Science Inquiry, SAS, and STEM curriculum requirements. These educational presentations are timed to fit inside of a school period and typically last 40-60 minutes.

Grades K-2

“Super Power Senses”
Explore the five senses! This program dives into how animals use their specialized senses to thrive in their unique environments.
“Head to Tail”
Let’s learn about body parts! We’ll explore a few unique animals from around the world and compare them to ourselves. You’ll see that it’s good to be different!

Grades 3-5

“Animal Adaptations”
Why does a bird have feathers? Why does a snake have a forked tongue? Many of these questions have an important answer that will illustrate how they live in their natural environment.
“Ecosystems”
The Earth is like a puzzle and every piece is important. This program digs into the living and nonliving aspects that create an ecosystem.

Grades 6-8

“Connections”
Everything is connected! Whether we focus on the food web or on symbiotic relationships, we’ll demonstrate how each animal can impact another.
“Our Planet”
You can make a difference! We’ll explore the leading causes behind endangered animals and the simple steps we can take to help them.

Other Programs

Suitable both for schools and other educational events.
“Live and Learn”
Meet a few of our ambassador animals and discover their natural history — where they live, what they eat, how they move, there’s so much to learn!
“Connect & Conserve”
How can YOU make an impact? You’ll meet a few of our ambassador animals that will help explain the threats they face. You have the power to make a difference and help the planet — we can show you how.

Pricing

Pricing starts at $125 per hour for a community event and $175 per session for presentations. Discounts may apply depending upon length of event or number of presentations scheduled.
There is a mileage fee depending on round trip distance traveled to come to your event:

0-20 miles: FREE
21-50 miles: $20
51-75 miles: $30
75-100 miles: $60
100+ miles: May vary.

In addition there is a $25 fee for gaps between programs of 30 minutes or longer.

Other Info

Looking for something else? These are our standard outreach programs. If you have a specific topic in mind that is not listed above, please reach out to us using the form below and we will be more than happy to work with you to create something great.

All programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please schedule early to ensure the availability of your preferred date.

Please note that the availability of our animal ambassadors may change after your program has been scheduled. If one of the animals is unable to attend your scheduled program, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss any necessary changes.

Please understand that while we strive to provide an engaging experience, guests are not able to interact with all ambassador animals due to safety concerns. If animal interaction is a must have for your event, please indicate that when you send in your event request.

Contact Us

To start scheduling your animal experience, please fill out the form below to the best of your ability and we will contact you to finalize and make sure you are getting the best fit for your event.