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.
The Animals of Pokemon
Did you know that many of the characters from the popular Pokemon games were inspired by real animals? During this unique program, learn about the real defense strategies animals use to protect themselves, find shelter, and find food. For example, Froakie is based off of a frog and uses water as a defense. Pidgey is based off of a pigeon and uses wing attacks just like in real life. We will bring 5 animal ambassadors that have "characters" in the Pokemon games/shows. We will discuss natural history, stories, diets, habitats, conservation, and more! When this program is booked for birthday parties and other small programs, each child will receive a free Pokemon trading card!Schedule Your "The Animals of Pokemon" 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. 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 »
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 »
Beasts of Harry Potter
During this magical program, audience members will meet and learn about some of the animals featured in the books and movies. Owls, frogs, toads, snakes, spiders.....meet a variety up close and personal and learn about their unique features that help them survive. Do owls really deliver mail? What species of snake did Harry speak to in the zoo in the book? Find out when you book this fun talk! Great program for libraries!Schedule Your "Beasts of Harry Potter" 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 »
Migratory Birds and You
The Migratory Bird Act was created to help protect the birds of the United States. It's an important act and without it, likely many bird species would be gone today. During this (Centennial year for the act is 2016) program, we will discover ways to help migratory birds in their own habitats. What can one person do? 3 of our raptor ambassadors will be present.Schedule Your "Migratory Birds and You " 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 »
It's a Buggy World
Did you know that one in every four animals on earth is a beetle? Or that the daddy longlegs is not a true spider? Find out more in this program dedicated to everything creepy and crawly. In this program, the audience will learn about ‘bug’ anatomy and what differentiates an insect from an arachnid. They will learn about different types of insects and arachnids. The audience will also learn about common myths associated with spiders as well as common Colorado insects and arachnids. 3-5 insect/arachnid ambassadors will accompany this program.Schedule Your "It's a Buggy World " 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 »
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 »