Can’t come to us? Then let us come to you. Our highly qualified educators will bring conservation to life for your students, guests or youth groups. The traveling outreach programs are designed to engage and entertain your guests with live animal ambassadors and engaging presentations.

Mileage

There is a 25-mile distance from Springfield (50 miles’ round trip) in which travel expense is included in cost of outreach program. Beyond the 25 miles (50 miles’ roundtrip) from Wonders of Wildlife an additional mileage charge will be assessed at the time of booking. Mileage fees will be assessed based on the shortest distance from Wonders of Wildlife to the outreach facility according to Google Maps.

Classroom EdVentures are designed for one or two classrooms with a max of 50 students. Our educator will instruct students in the school classroom to help meet the Missouri Science curriculum standards.

PRE-K – KINDERGARTEN

  • 30-minute animal presentation
  • 2-3 live animals
  • $125 + mileage
  • Add a second program (same topic) for only $75
  • Up to 4 programs in one day (must be consecutive)

Staying Alive: All living things need food, water, and shelter to survive. Get up close and personal with some of our animal ambassadors as we learn about the many things plants, animals, and even YOU need to survive!

Book & A Beast: Coming soon…

1ST GRADE – HIGH SCHOOL

  • 60-minute animal presentation
  • 3-4 live animals
  • $150 + mileage
  • Add a second program (same topic) for only $100
  • Up to 4 programs in one day (must be consecutive)

1st grade – Growing Pains: All living things go through a life cycle. Some animals look just like their parents while others do not. Come learn and explore the many similarities and differences between young plants and animals and their parents!

2nd grade – National Parks: National Parks are some of the United States greatest treasures. We will learn about some of our most popular National Parks, who influenced the creation of National Parks, and meet some animals that live there!

3rd–4th Grade – Creature Features: Ever wonder how animals survive in freezing cold temperatures or scorching hot temperatures? Animals look and behave in different ways which help them survive in extremely different environments. Meet some of our animal ambassadors and learn about their extraordinary adaptations and extreme senses!

5th–8th Grade – Pass the Energy: Patterns of energy exist in all types of ecosystems. Each living thing is linked up and has a purpose. Learn about how energy is passed through different organisms that live right here in the Ozarks!

9th–12th Grade – Dynamic Ecosystems/Ecology: Ecosystems around the globe are delicately balanced and can be disrupted by many different factors. This program offers high school students a look into the study of ecology through live animal encounters and in depth activities.

Auditorium EdVentures are designed for groups of 50 or more. Our educator will present live animals in your school’s auditorium or gym and address the four basic things that all living things need in order to survive: food, water, shelter and space.

  • 60-minute live animal presentation
  • 4-5 live animals
  • $250 + mileage
  • Add a second program (same topic) for only $150
  • Up to 4 programs in one day (must be consecutive)

The following Missouri science curriculum standards will be met:

KINDERGARTEN – 4TH GRADE

  • Describe what plants and animals need to survive. Identify the basic characteristics of living things.
  • Understand that not all plants and animals need the same things to survive.
  • Describe how animals have many shapes, sizes, coverings and colors to help them survive.

5TH – 8TH GRADE

  • Understand the interactions among plants and animals in different ecosystems.
  • Describe biotic and abiotic factors within an ecosystem.
  • Understand how matter moves among plants and animals and how that energy was once from the sun.

9TH – 12TH GRADE

  • Describe how organisms interact with biotic and abiotic factors within their environment to obtain energy.
  • Understand that changing conditions within an ecosystem may result in new ecosystem dynamics.
  • Understand that animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival and growth.

NON-STANDARDIZED TOPICS

Our educator will present live animals at your event and address the four basic things that all living things need in order to survive: food, water, shelter and space.

  • Missouri Natives
  • Birds of Prey
  • Reptiles and Amphibians

A Meet & Greet EdVenture is a great alternative to an Auditorium EdVenture. Our animal ambassadors and volunteers will be stationed around the event space or entry area allowing your guests to approach and interact as they please.

  • 60-minute live animal Meet & Greet
  • 3-4 live animals
  • $150 + mileage
  • $75 each additional hour
  • 4-hour max
  • Wonders of Wildlife info booth (optional)

Questions

For questions, contact the education department at:
Phone: 417-225-1162
Email: edu@wondersofwildlife.org


We are closed

After careful consideration and review of the latest developments regarding the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have made the decision to close Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, effective March 18 at 5 p.m. While we hope to reopen in early April, we are watching ongoing developments very closely and will make decisions based on the latest information.