Our Educational Programs
We help to connect people to wildlife and the environment.
It's one thing to say, "We need to save the earth." It's another to come up with ideas for each individual to do in their daily life. This is what Nature's Educators strives to do with our programs. We connect people to the environment by teaching them about the other creatures that live in it. We hope that by connecting with our ambassadors and learning their personal stories, audience members will understand the importance of conservation.
Please understand that our presenters will choose ambassadors based on theme, location, weather, and animal health. If you have a specific request, we will do our best to accommodate you, but we base everything off of our animals' health and safety. More information can be found on the bio page for each animal to see who might be the best fit for your program.
Our programs come to your venue! We are not offering programs at our nature center just yet....but we hope to soon!
Program fees are based on distance from our facility (Sedalia), length, and topic. We don't care how big or small the audience is....5 to 500! Our fees help us to cover gas and vehicle maintenance, program materials, and animal care. We try to keep our costs as low as possible for schools, nature centers, and other non-profit organizations. Program fees need to be paid before the program or on the day of the program or we will not be able to attend your event
Our wildlife programs can be offered to ages 3 years and up. Based on our experiences with young audiences between the ages of 3-5, we strongly recommend only considering our "Meet and Greet" program for 30 minutes or less. If you have a large age range in your audience, we suggest having multiple programs for multiple age groups so that all participants can get something they need out of the program.
Live Online Program
We are able to offer online presentations! You will need to send us the Zoom (or similar platform) invite from your end. Please reach out to us today to schedule your online talk. This style of presentation is excellent for groups that are too far for us to travel to and groups that are unable to have presenters into their facilities. As we take health precautions, this is a great alternative to keeping education fun and interesting! We are able to offer 30 minute meet and greets online with either 3 non-raptor ambassadors, or two raptor ambassadors. Have something specific you need discussed for your class? Just let us know! *Please note that not all ambassadors are available for online programs! A 30 minute presentation is $125 and be sure to allow some time for Q and A after that!Schedule Your "Live Online Program" Program Now »
Our most popular program! In this program, we will dive into the characteristics that define raptors and why they are important to our ecosystems. Audiences will discover the various types of birds of prey found all over the world, what it takes to care for a bird of prey, and learn how Nature's Educators is permitted to keep raptors. The audience will learn about their personal histories, anatomy, hunting strategies, and habitats. (2-4 birds depending on length)Schedule Your "Talon Talk" Program Now »
We are able to host an interactive and educational booth for your event, fair, festival, organization, etc. Bring some extra excitement to your event by having live birds of prey and/or reptiles present.Schedule Your "Interactive Booth" Program Now »
We are able to do educational talks and host tables for Renaissance Festivals, Resorts, and other special events. If you are interested in having us out to do stage shows, host a tent/table, or do continous programming, please reach out! We are able to travel (including other states) and are flexible with scheduling events such as these. Keep in mind, we are an education program....not entertainment....we can do "edutainment!"Schedule Your "Bird Programs/Shows" Program Now »
All About Birds!
Birds are incredible animals! Many of them have similar characteristics, but many of them look nothing alike! We will bring a variety of birds (depending on length, 2-4 birds) to compare habitats, diets, beaks, eye placement, feathers, feet, and more!Schedule Your "All About Birds!" Program Now »
During this presentation, audiences will learn about the "fighter jets" of the bird world: falcons. Falcons have specialized features that help them to catch other birds and to fly very quickly. Learn about the falcons of Nature's Educators by discovering their personal stories, habitats, anatomy, diets, and importance in the ecosystem. (2-4 falcons depending on length)Schedule Your "Falcon Frenzy" Program Now »
During this presentation, audiences will learn about various hawk species both in and out of our state. Hawks have specialized features that help them to catch their prey and soar. Learn about the hawks of Nature's Educators by discovering their personal stories, habitats, anatomy, diets, and importance in the ecosystem. (2-4 hawks depending on length)Schedule Your "Hawk Talk" Program Now »
What a Hoot!
This program is dedicated to learning about owls and the physical and behavioral adaptations they have that help them survive in their environment. Meet some real owls and learn their personal stories and amazing features. (2-4 owls depending on length)Schedule Your "What a Hoot!" Program Now »
Habitats and Adaptations
Animals have different adaptations to live in different habitats. Each animal has a job or "niche" in its habitat to help keep the ecosystem going. In this program, we will learn about various adaptations animals have to survive in their environments. (3-5 animals depending on length)Schedule Your "Habitats and Adaptations " Program Now »
Creatures of the Night
Nocturnal and crepuscular animals have different features and behaviours to help them be active at night. For this popular program, we will learn about creatures that are active at night. We will bring an owl and a few other creepy-crawly critters to help show off their amazing adaptations! (3-5 animals depending on length)Schedule Your "Creatures of the Night" Program Now »
Biomimicry is when humans look to nature for inspiration to help solve engineering or technical problems. This interesting program features some fantastic animals (like falcons and spiders) that we as humans get ideas from.Schedule Your "Biomimicry" Program Now »
Snakes are amazing creatures which many people fear. During this presentation, discover the ways to identify which snakes are venomous, learn what snakes eat, find out where they live, and how they find their prey. Visit with a variety of snakes from Nature's Educators and even have the chance to touch them! Who knows, you may overcome your fear of these legless reptiles by the end of the program! (3-5 animals depending on length)Schedule Your "Super Snakes" Program Now »
Reptiles and Amphibians (herptiles) are amazing creatures! Discover what herptiles eat, find out where they live, and all their adaptations! Meet a handful of live herptiles up close! (3-5 animals depending on length)Schedule Your "Radical Reptiles" Program Now »
During this program, students will learn how mammals are different from reptiles are different from birds....They will understand that animals all play roles in their ecosystems and are similar in some ways and different in others.Schedule Your "Animal Classification" Program Now »
Colorado is a special place that has its own pride and identity. From the high forests of the Rocky Mountains to the open expanses of the Great Plains - it's our beautiful home that we share with amazing wildlife. In this program, learn what makes Colorado's habitats such a great place for some of our feathered, scaly, and slimy neighbors. Also, meet animal ambassadors that are true Colorado Natives! *This program can also be set as just herptiles from Colorado. (3-5 animals depending on length)Schedule Your "Colorado Natives " Program Now »
Video Game Animals
Did you know that the characters from a popular video game were designed off of real life animals? Learn about these popular critters and how they defend themselves, what they eat, and where they live in this unique and fun program!Schedule Your "Video Game Animals " Program Now »
Animals of the Wizarding World
Some of the fantastical beasts from the popular books and movies are real life creatures! During this interesting program, we will introduce you to some of the animals featured in the stories. Learn about their role in the story, but also their habitat, diet, and natural history. This is an excellent talk for libraries to get kids excited about reading! *This program is meant for those familiar with the books and movies!Schedule Your " Animals of the Wizarding World " Program Now »
Meet and Greet
During this program, children will meet 3 animal ambassadors (decided on by host and NE volunteers) and learn general information about them. What is a reptile? What makes a bird? Why do amphibians like water? This shortened talk is perfect for young children to get a chance to meet and learn about different animal friends.Schedule Your "Meet and Greet" Program Now »