Outreach education programs… so much to learn!

Outreach Programs

Wonders of Wildlife invites you to participate in our outreach educational programs for your class or group. Wonders of Wildlife can come to your classroom, special event, and community group with WILD, Wildlife for Learning and Discovery, our traveling outreach program. Each experience will last 60 minutes (unless otherwise noted) and include live animals, engaging activities, touchable artifacts and pre and post activities.

Please choose from the following list of topics:

  • Pre-K through Kindergarten (30 minutes)
    • Animal Introductions
      Learn what makes reptiles, birds, and mammals unique.
    • Paws and Claws
      Discover the different ways animals use their feet.
    • Who Am I?
      Join Sheldon on his adventure through the forest as he encounters different animals that help him discover who he is!
    • On the Move
      Children will discover the different ways that animals get around and even have a chance to move just like them!
    • Forest Friends
      Let’s hike through the Ozark’s dominant habitat and find out what parts of the forest are alive and what parts are not.
  • 1st through 2nd Grade
    • Growing Pains
      Join us for an adventure into the world of metamorphosis as we discuss animal life cycles.
    • Animal Appetites
      Explore the fundamentals of the food chain as we have an up-close encounter with live predators and prey.
  • 3rd through 4th Grade
    • Nature's Niches
      Uncover the dynamic relationships found in North America’s diverse ecosystems.
    • Stayin' Alive
      Investigate why animals look and behave the way they do as we discuss some amazing animal adaptations.
  • 5th through 6th Grade
    • Vertebrates Have Class
      Examine the process of scientific classification, from its history to its importance in organizing the world’s vertebrate species.
    • The Resource Connection
      Explore the valuable resources found in Ozarks’ forests, caves, and waterways.
  • 1st through 6th Grade
    • Discovering Nature with Lewis and Clark
    • Learn about the many contributions Lewis and Clark made to the biological world.
  • 7th through 12th Grade; Missouri
    • The Human Factor
    • Learn how humans have impacted wild animal populations in both negative and positive ways.
  • All Ages
    • Wild Nights
      Find out who comes out when the sun goes down as we learn about nocturnal animals and their special sensory adaptations.
    • Show Me Wildlife
      Take a trip through Missouri’s diverse habitats and discover some of the wildlife that lives in the Show Me State.
    • The Slimy and the Scaly
      Learn about the unique characteristics and life cycles of amphibians and reptiles and how to distinguish between them.
    • Wonders in the Sky
      Let’s travel into the wild blue yonder and meet the different kinds of animals that fly!

60 minute program $100.00 (up to 35 students), additional programs on same day $75.00. Maximum of 4 programs per day.
30 minute program $75.00 (up to 35 students), additional programs on same day $50.00. Maximum of 6 programs per day.

For more information or to schedule an outreach program, please call 417-890-9453 or email gregistration@wondersofwildlife.org. Thank you!

Conservation Cases

Conservation cases contain lessons for Pre K – Grade 5, educational resources and background information for the teacher. Conservation cases can be checked out for 2 weeks for a cost of $5.

Choose from the following topics:

  • Birds — Cooperators:
    Missouri Department of Conservation & Greater Ozarks Audubon Society
  • Reptiles and Amphibians — Cooperators
    Southwest Herpetological Society

For more information or to reserve a case, please call 417-225-1162.



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