Our education committee hosts workshops in classrooms and community groups like Girl Guides and Boy Scouts. Our workshops are aligned with the Ontario Curriculum for Science and Technology, Arts, and Social Studies for grades 1-9, and include a PowerPoint, photos and videos of the animals in our care, and an interactive component if you prefer (game or craft). These presentations are 30- and 60- minutes long. Each workshop attendee should bring an item off our online wishlist or $5.
Workshops available include:
- Birds – waterfowl, corvids, songbirds, and raptors (species of special concern spotlight: bald eagle)
- Turtles – threatened species spotlight (Blanding’s turtle)
- Mammals – local species, habitat destruction
- Ecosystem management – pollution, urban wildlife interactions, pesticides
- Veterinary care – activities around wing wraps, casts, physiotherapy, x-rays, parasites, and medication. Generally presented to older ages.
- Pollinators – focus on declining honeybee and monarch populations in Canada
- General animal care – introduction to Wild at Heart. Can be used for starting a school fundraising campaign.
If you are interested in a school or community group presentation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We try our best to accommodate presentation requests between 8am-8pm. French presentations may be available.