Education Programs

Science comes “alive” in the classroom with our interactive wildlife education programs! Let one or more of our degreed staff of biologists and life scientists, and at least 6 furry, feathered and or scaly teachers come to you for a unique educational experience that will keep your students enthralled and eager to learn more.

Each program is tailored to a child’s comprehension at their class and age level.  Wild Wonders, Inc is a licensed, insured animal education organization comprised of caring professionals with a combined lifetime of experience in animal handling and education.

We incorporate California science standards, reading, vocabulary, social studies and math, all in a fun format! Our educators have been guest speakers for the California Kindergarten Conference, California G.A.T.E. Academy, California Science Teachers Association and the National Montessori Association.

 

Education Programs that come to YOU!

 

Our staff of degreed biologists and our 120+ “creature-teachers” will bring the wonders of wildlife to your educational programs.  Students will learn about a range of species from around the world with a unique opportunity to meet bush babies, boa constrictors, and many more Wild Wonders animal-ambassadors.  Curriculum will cover the important role these animals play in keeping our world green.  Topics can be tailored to age appropriate activities with post education materials on wildlife, conservation, and the importance of preservation.

 

I want to take a moment to thank you for such a wonderful program yesterday. Your staff is always so wonderful to work with and they really brought joy to the children of Potrero. We were able to fill our tiny community room with 70 people yesterday! An adult commented, “This is so awesome!” Thank you so much for all you do and we hope to have you again in the future.

— vo, Librarian

 

I have had the Wild Wonders presentations in my classroom for ten years now  ….  We have had all five programs Wild Wonders offers, and have found each program to be very educational and high interest.  This is learning at its best!  The parents who attend are also amazed at how much they learn.  We find the programs to be safe, informational, and relevant.  The presenters have all been very professional and competent, both in their knowledge and in their ability to work with the children.

Thank you, Jackie and Wild Wonders!

— nc, Elementary School Teacher

Five Program Themes to Choose From

 

Walk on the Wild Side

Want to see it all?  Wild Wonders has your passport to adventure with animals from all over the world – including South America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and North America!  Our custom program features 6 animals* of your choice!
*Subject to availability, and may be subject to substitution with a comparable animal.  Please choose a minimum of 2 cold blooded options.

The Emerald Forest

Visit with the mysterious rainforest dwellers of South America! This theme contains a pre-set assortment of 6 animals, and may include the macaw, kinkajou, boa constrictor, iguana, or armadillo!

 

Out of Africa

Take our interactive safari from the savannas to the rainforests of Africa to learn about the wildlife and cultures throughout the “dark” continent! This theme contains a pre-set assortment of 6 animals, and may include the hedgehog, ball python, hyrax, bat-eared fox, bush baby, or giant sulcata tortoise

Our Big Backyard

Focus on native North American animals, featuring many from our own beautiful country, with an “at home” conservation theme! This program contains a pre-set assortment of 6 animals, and may include the porcupine, opossum, or groundhog.

Small Wonders From Down Under

Enjoy a walkabout with some of Australia’s most popular and exotic citizens! This theme contains a pre-set assortment of 6 animals, and may include the wallaby, sugar gliders, or blue-tongued skink! Now THAT’s a g’day, mate!

School Assemblies, Classroom Programs, Summer Reading Programs Starting at $350

(extra charges may apply for mileage and programs starting after 4PM)

 

 

Presentation Details:

  • Presentation duration is 45 -60 minutes
  • A professional keeper / educator will bring 6 different animals

 

Helpful Tips

  • A secured, easy access loading area (ie. no students in the area).
  • A table approximately 6 feet long and a sound system to be provided by school if necessary.
  • If presentation is to be outside, please provide shade and inform us ahead of time (as some animals are indoors only.)
  • A secured area for animal storage if necessary.
  • A buffer zone between animals and kids (ie. stage or seating area at least 10 feet back from presentation area.) Center aisle is also helpful.

Want a special keepsake of our visit?

 

Wild and Wonderful ABCs

This adorable book features photos of animals from Wild Wonders and provides a fun way to teach your kids their ABCs. For example, our “A” page reads “A is for armadillo” and features photos of “Holly Jolly”, one of our screaming hairy armadillos.

The price of $21.55 includes tax.

Aunt Jackie’s Jungle

Join a little girl on her magical journey through Aunt Jackie’s Jungle. where she discovers amazing new creatures! Written by Wild Wonders founder and director Jackie Navarro, the girl’s story is told through rhymes and beautiful illustrations that you’ll enjoy sharing with the children in your life.

The price of $21.55 includes tax.

Please complete the inquiry form below, and we’ll contact you about your event.

 

*User agrees to abide by the recommendations (helpful tips), listed above.

*Requested animals are not guaranteed. In the event of a “bad fur” day, Wild Wonders reserves the right to substitute a requested animal with a comparable animal. All decisions relating to the animals (acceptance of location, group size, etc.) are left to the keeper / educator’s discretion.