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.
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. 2-6 of our ambassadors will be present based on length. The audience will learn about their personal histories, anatomy, hunting strategies, and habitats.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 »
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. 4 of our falcons will be attending.Schedule Your "Falcon Frenzy" 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. A raptor, reptile, amphibian, invert, and 1 other ambassador will visit to help demonstrate amazing adaptations for survival in various habitats!Schedule Your "Habitats and Adaptations " Program Now »
Conservation and Invasive Species
We can all play a part in helping our environment! During this interesting talk, learn about invasive species here in Colorado and what we can do to protect and help our wildlife and wild places. You will have the chance to meet ambassadors that are invasive, and ambassadors that have had to recover or are currently threatened/endangered! Great for scout groups working on the conservation badge!Schedule Your "Conservation and Invasive Species" 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!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. You will meet 5 animals during this talk.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! 3-6 of our beautiful snakes will be visiting based on length.Schedule Your "Super Snakes" Program Now »
We all know the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. But did you know that some survived the extinction and evolved into modern birds? In this exciting program, learn about some amazing prehistoric creatures and their modern counterparts! You’ll have the chance to meet 5 ambassadors and learn about their personal stories, natural history, and what makes them similar to some ancient animals.Schedule Your "Dinosaurs!" 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. 5 of our ambassadors will be present for this program: bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, invertebrate.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!Schedule Your "Colorado Natives " Program Now »
Herptiles of Colorado
Learn how to identify some of the amazing reptiles and amphibians that live in our very own state! We will bring 6 native herptiles for you to meet and learn about their habitats, diets, defenses, conservation, and more!Schedule Your "Herptiles of Colorado" Program Now »
What a Hoot!
Ever wonder what a human would look like if they had the anatomy of an owl? Well here’s your chance! This program is dedicated to learning about owls and the physical and behavioral adaptations they have that help them survive in their environment. Owl features will be demonstrated on a human volunteer to visualize the physical characteristics that owls attribute to their survival. 1-3 owl ambassadors will accompany this program to allow the audience to see the adaptations and physical characteristics of owls up close and personal.Schedule Your "What a Hoot!" Program Now »
Invertebrates are animals with no backbone....but that doesn't mean they're weak or shy! This program will introduce you to some of these interesting creatures. Animals like insects, arachnids, and crustaceans are all invertebrates. You will have the chance to meet and learn about 5 inverts during this talk!Schedule Your "Interesting Invertebrates" 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! We will bring 5 ambassadors to teach about.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!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 »