Take an exciting look at animals from all around our world in this live animal presentation. Topics covered include habitats, senses, physical differences, defenses, myth, truths, and instincts. Animals presented will represent a variety of continents and vertebrae groups.
Programs are also available with a specific focus:
- Animals and Our Environment
- This program talks about how animals function with their habitat, and how the greater environment affects them. A large range of natural and man-made problems will be addressed, including, but not limited to: hibernation, weather, pollution, the pet trade, and habitat loss. Presentation is age-appropriate. Animals presented will represent different habitats, continents and a variety of other issues. This program ranges from the serious to the light-hearted, in looking at animals and ourselves, and how we share the planet. Any specific requests for the presenter to tailor this program to a specific theme or area of study will be happily accepted with a two week notice.
- Animals: Senses and Defenses
- Most animals enjoy the five basic senses that people do, but not always. Many animal defenses are used against another animal's senses. Whether it is to intimidate or confuse its opponent, many unique defenses have evolved. This program will explore how some animals can hear over a thousand miles, use their eyes to swallow, tongues or legs to smell, and many other funny and fascinating modes of survival that we are just beginning to understand. Content and dialogue will be modified for different grade levels. A blackboard provided by the school can greatly enhance this informative program.
- Reptiles and Amphibians
- Misconceptions are abound in this area of animal study more than in any other. From myths to superstitions, reptiles and amphibians have received both scorn and praise in legends passed down through generations. This incredible group of animals has been almost totally misrepresented! "Reptiles and Amphibians" looks at these animals from a fresh perspective, showing how we have exaggerated these animals that truly need no exaggeration. From the very gentle and passive to the dangerous predator, this program takes an honest, fun, and educational look at what is fast becoming the largest category of pets in the United States. Animals included are some that are endangered, some unusual, and some familiar. As with all of our animal programs, this is a great hands-on experience.
- Animals of the Rainforest
- An enthralling program on a very current topic: our valuable, but dwindling rainforests. This exotic presentation will focus on the importance of preserving the rainforest environment, including its diverse inhabitants. Live animals will be introduced throughout the show, as we discover where the rainforests are, why they are there, the "layers" of a rainforest with the flora and fauna in each. We see the negative impact of pollution and deforestation on the animal kingdom. We learn how to best preserve the rainforest which is necessary for a healthy atmosphere. Each live animal represents a certain area.
- Animals of Ancient Egypt
- An exciting look at live animals from different countries and diverse ecosystems. While exploring desert, rainforest, and other locations, students observe and learn about the animals indigenous to those areas. Similarities, differences, and unique attributes of each animal are discussed, as well as their characteristics and behavior patterns. This program is up-close, hands-on, safe, and fun; truly an unforgettable experience. It is one of our most popular animal programs! Presented as "Wild About Books" with a focus on reading during "Reading Month" and "Right to Read Week".
- Bugs, Books and Beyond
- This is a special program designed to promote reading at schools and libraries featuring live bugs and exotic animals from around the world. "Bugs, Books, and Beyond" will fascinate young readers of all ages! Beginning with a discussion about how important bugs are to our ecosystem (without bugs, plants would die and without plants, almost everything on earth would die!), we explore many aspects of the insect world including their body parts, food sources, and habitat. Next, exploring the animals that might eat the bugs, we establish a food chain that allows us to introduce amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. This program is a fascinating and unique look at how important bugs are to our world!
- Animals Around the World & Wild About Books
- An exciting look at live animals from different countries and diverse ecosystems. While exploring desert, rainforest, and other locations, students observe and learn about the animals indigenous to those areas. Similarities, difference, and unique attributes of each animals are discussed, as well as their characteristics and behavior patterns. This program is up-close, hands-on, safe, and fun; truly an unforgettable experience! It is one of our most popular animal programs! Presented as "Wild About Books" with a focus on reading during Reading Month and Right to Read Week.
To schedule any of these great live animal programs, or for more information please call toll-free: 800-254-7474.
These programs, although fun and entertaining, are educational in nature and should be seen as such. For best results students should be grouped with grades close in age. Although these programs can be presented to audiences of any size, they are most effective in smaller groups.
Fascinating! Your students will have a great day of learning while enjoying live
Animals Around the World!
All animals are cared for, handled and presented humanely, with respect for their needs first. Very safe and very fun!.
NEW! 'Hiding in Plain Sight' How animals use camouflage to survive, feed, and find shelter in their natural environment.
NEW! 'Insects and Arachnids' All about the little creatures that creep, crawl, fly, spin webs, and live all around us.
NEW! 'Woodlands and Wetlands' Exploring the animals that live around the water, under the leaves, and beyond the trees in the forest.