Enviro-Education Programs

  Looking for something exciting and educational for your classroom, group or scout troup? Our enviro-ed programs will provide fun, entertaining, and sometimes hands-on education for your group. These educational programs cover a wide variety of wildlife and environmental topics Select a program below for more information.
Fur, Feathers & Scales
Wings for Tots
Wings for Seniors
Sing-a-Long
Bird Tales
All About Eagles Raptor Awareness
Creatures of Myth and Legend
Reptales
Rainforests Rock
All About Owls
Owl Laboratory
Prairie Preservation
Mammal Mania
Stripping the World
Extreme Ecosystems
Animal Armor
Avian Aerodynamics
Critters for Kids
Resource Nest Boxes
Additional Scout Programs
For pricing and availability call (636) 225-4390 or email: education@worldbirdsanctuary.org

Fur, Feathers & Scales

Fur, Feathers & Scales

Includes a visit with some of our friendly critters. Children can see and touch a live bird, mammal and reptile to help them learn the basics of what makes certain animals different from others. This program is great for daycare centers and organizations with active youngsters. Maximum group size: 30. Pre-school and kindergarten.



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Wings for Tots

Wings for Tots

An innovative program that uses four different birds plus numerous touchable items such as eggs, feathers and wings. Wings for Tots teaches children through hand-on experience how and why birds differ from other animals and what makes a raptor unique among birds. Kindergarten through 3rd grade



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Wings for Seniors

What makes birds of prey different from other birds? Allow us to show you the answer through the use of props such as wings, feet and feathers. Then meet some of our resident raptors in an up-close and personal environment.
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Sing-a-Long

Sing-a-Long

An action packed program that combines live birds, learning and singing in a mixture of fun. It features original songs about birds in general, as well as specific songs about owls, vultures and parrots. Pre-school through 4th grade.




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Bird Tales

A fascinating way to learn about birds through storytelling. These tales include Native American legends, Aesop's Fables and other exciting stories. An adventure for those who enjoy seeing live birds and hearing great stories. Limited Availability. All grade levels.
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All About Eagles

Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as our national symbol instead of the Bald Eagle? Get an up close and personal view of a Bald Eagle and learn the reasons it was chosen instead of the turkey. 3rd grade and higher.
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Raptor Awareness

Raptor Awareness

Features birds of prey including falcons, hawks, owls and vultures. Not only will you see different species of raptors, but you'll also learn a vulture's secret weapon and how to identify a bird of prey in the wild. Sit back and enjoy an up close view as some of the birds soar right over your head! Be sure to ask about adding an eagle to your program! 3rd grade and higher.




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Creatures of Myth and Legend

Separates fact from fiction about those animals that make you squirm. Discover the truth with our Naturalists and the live, creepy creatures that star in this program. Come face to face with misunderstood animals and discover how they are actually beneficial for humans. Don't be left in the dark! 3rd grade and higher.
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Reptales

Reptales

Reptales is an interactive and exciting way to learn about reptiles. Using snakes, lizards, a raptor and tortoise, this program examines the benefits of having reptiles around and dispels the misconception about them. This program works best for a maximum of 150 people. 3rd grade and higher.



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Rainforests Rock

Rainforests Rock

Focuses on issues confronting tropical animals such as destruction of the rainforest and illegal animal trade. During the program you will see many animals found in the rainforest. And will also learn how to make choices that will help save these fragile environments and the creatures living in them. 3rd grade and higher.




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All About Owls

All About Owls

Over 200 different species of owls share our earth. Meet several of these different types while learning the importance of their existence. All About Owls gives you insight into those mysterious birds of the night. Combine with an Owl Laboratory for a truly educational and entertaining experience. 3rd grade and higher.




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Owl Laboratory

Owl Laboratory

Owls have a unique digestive system. What they can't digest, they cough back up! Have a visit with a live owl to learn about them and why owl pellets form and how they can help biologists. Dissect a real owl pellet with the help of a Naturalist. Combine with All About Owls for a truly educational experience. All grade levels.



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Prairie Preservation

The United States if the only country where prairies exist. This unique biome is essential for the survival of many different plants and animals, but 99% of original prairies have been destroyed. Encounter animals found in prairies and learn what you can do to help bring the prairie back from the brink of extinctions. 3rd grade and higher.
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Mammal Mania

Biodiversity comes from bio meaning "action of living organisms" and diversity which means "range of variation." Biodiversity is therefore defined as "variation among organisms" and is essential for the survival of all living things. Let us introduce you to mammals that have evolved and adapted to different areas of the world according to their surroundings. 3rd grade and higher.
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Stripping the World

What do ivory, fur and coral have in common? They are all things that are desired by humans. These are only a few of the wildlife items bought and traded illegally every day. In Stripping the World, meet some of our endangered stars to learn how and why these items are acquired and what you can do to help prevent future possession. 3rd grade and higher.
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Extreme Ecosystems

The Earth consists of five major biomes: aquatic, forest, grassland, desert and tundra. Let an animal ambassador from each of these ecosystems take you on a tour of the adaptations they have developed to survive in their extreme environments. 3rd grade and higher.
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Animal Armor

Animals defend themselves in a variety of ways, from deadly poisons to thorny bodies. In Animal Armor, you will meet animals with unique abilities to protect themselves. Learn how and why they possess these special traits. 3rd grade and higher.
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All About Owls

Avian Aerodynamics

Ever wonder how a bird flies? In Avian Aerodynamics, you will learn the basic physics of how and why birds are able to soar through the sky. Flight demonstrations with different avian species aid in teaching these concepts. 5th grade and higher.




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Critters for Kids

Critters for Kids

Want to meet more than just birds? Critters for kids, come face to face with a variety of birds, reptiles and mammals and learn how they interact with each other. Meet an owl and its prey or discover common Missouri wildlife. The choices and combinations are endless.




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Resource Nest Boxes

Incorporate a Resource Nest Box into your classroom or scout teaching. Available for a nominal fee and a 2 week period. Each box contains activities and props for four different subjects:

Protect Our Planet

Conservation is the focus of this box through recycled crafts, posters, books and videos that teach children to become environmental detectives and much more.

Rocks Rock

Ten different specimen sets of rock, minerals and fossils as well as fossil replica kit, geology knowledge cards and geology books are included in this box.

Talon Tote

Birds of prey come alive in this box with life-size wearable wings, track and talon replicas, puppet shows, books and crafts.

Where We Live

The world's five major biomes are represented in this box through a puppet show, books, knowledge cards, activity booklets, games and videos.
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Additional Scout Programs

Available 10am-3pm. Minimum 10 scouts or $60 per program. Prices subject to change.

Cub Scouts:

Tiger: Earn 1/2 of a "Tiger Track Bead" or complete Achievement 5
Wolf: Complete Elective 13 or Achievement 7
Bear: Complete Achievement 5 or 6
Webelos: Earn Naturalist Badge or the "Forester" Badge

Girl Scouts:

Brownies: Earn Animals Badge, Watching Wildlife Badge or Eco Explorer Badge
Juniors: Earn Your Outdoor Surrounding Badge, Plants and Animals Badge or Earth Connection Badge
Senior/Cadet: Earn All About Birds Internet Project, Pet Interest Project or Wildlife Interest Project

Advanced Reservations Required. Call (636) 225-4390. Payment in full required at time of reservation.
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For pricing and availability call (636) 225-4390 or email: education@worldbirdsanctuary.org