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Classroom Presentations
General Information

Talks are 45 minutes long.

Because of the time required to prepare the animals to travel, we cannot give talks before 10:00 am. We can give no more that two talks back to back.

There is a $100 fee for each talk given within a 25 mile radius of the center.

Locations further than 25 miles will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be charged a mileage fee. Traveling long distances is hard on the animals and time consuming for the docents.

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Elementary School Presentations

Other Organizations

Our docents will bring four native California animals into you classroom and talk about their natural history. The basic talk is geared to third and fourth grade, but we will customize the programs for younger and older children.

Because the program is highly interactive, we ask that you keep the number of students under 60, and do not mix more than two grade levels.

Unfortunately, cannot participate in all day events.

Please, schedule spring talks early in the year. Our baby animal season starts in mid April. The docents are needed at the center caring for baby animals, so they are not available to give talks.

We are happy to give talks to community groups. The presentation must be in a public building such as a church or other hall. We cannot entertain at birthday parties or similar events.

Universities and Junior Colleges

Please, contact us. We have a wildlife biologist who presents programs based on animal adaptations and natural history. She brings animals that represent predator and prey; omnivore, carnivore, herbivore; social and solitary; nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular, reliance on learned behavior and innate behavior, bird, mammal, and reptile.

We can also give talks on wildlife handling techniques to veterinary or wildlife biology students.