Programs

Whether your group is large or small, for children or adults, a variety  of programs are offered, and can be held in or outdoors at your site.

  • Maximum number of programs is 4 per day
  • Maximum travel time is up to 1.5 hours one way
  • No mileage fees for destinations under 40 miles. 41+ miles = $50

Virtual Presentations    If you are not currently hosting live programs at your site, contact us to discuss how we may conduct a virtual presentation for your group.

 

Programs for Events, Fairs, and Community Centers

Host IREEC at your site for one-of-a-kind programs, including 3 to 4 live animals, bio facts and hands-on demonstrations based on audience ages.

Topics:

  • Hunters of the Sky – live hawks & owls, natural history, adaptations, conservation measures
  • Awesome Owls – live owls, natural history, adaptations, conservation measures
  • Amazing Animal Adaptations – live hawks & owls, snake or turtle, features for survival
  • Pennsylvania Wildlife – live owl or hawk, snake & turtle, highlighting some PA wildlife species – threats to them, roles in local ecosystems, & conservation measures
  • Reptiles! – live snakes and turtle, natural history, adaptations, conservation measures
  • Owl Encounters & Night Walk – live owl program followed by night walk to call for owls*
  • Interactive Exhibit – educational booth with informal, live birds of prey and/or reptile talks, display of furs, feathers, shells and skulls for guests to touch and explore, informational handouts, nest boxes for sale (optional).**
  • Live Owl Appearance – A unique addition to a special day. Great for weddings, birthdays and other events. ***

1 hour = $300
Same-day, consecutive programs = $100 each
*Owl Encounters & Night Walk =1.5 hours, $400 
**Exhibit = up to 2 hours, $425   
***Live Owl Appearance = up to 1 hour, $200

 

website IMG_2407‘Nature’s Little Explorers’ – Children ages 2 through 5

These classes are designed to teach young children and their caregivers more about wildlife and nature in their backyards through activities, visits from animals, stories, and take-home crafts. 

Programs are offered for a season or throughout the year, and are geared towards the general public if held at a library; or for preschool students at area schools. Contact us to discuss topics.

45 minutes = $65 per program // Maximum 15 to 20 children

Birthday Parties for Children and Adults

Host some special visitors for your next birthday party! An informal “Animal Meet and Greet” includes two live animals and bio facts to examine. For children’s parties, add a wildlife craft for each guest to create. (Optional)

45 minutes = $250 //  Wildlife craft – additional $35  Maximum 15 children

Boy and Girl Scout Groups

We travel to your location for a variety of badge-based programs, which include live animals, day or evening nature walks with activities, and small craft projects. Contact us to discuss program content.

60 to 75 minutes = $200  //  Maximum 15 Scouts

 Summer Camp Groups

Add a unique touch to your summer camp with a live animal presentation!

  • Fur, Feathers and Scales – live owl, snake & turtle, puppets, bio facts, features for survival
  • Nature Detectives – live owl or hawk, snake & turtle, bio facts, using our senses
  • Reptiles! live snakes and turtle, bio facts, discovering reptile senses and function in environment

First program = $225  //  Same-day, consecutive programs = $75 each  //  Maximum 40 children per program

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School and Homeschool Groups

Designed to aid teachers and parents in meeting curriculum standards for environmental and natural sciences, these fun and educational, cross-curricular programs will enhance students learning through use of live animals and bio facts, visuals and hands-on demonstrations to learn different concepts.

Topics for Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade:

  • Fur, Feathers and Scales – live owl, snake & turtle, puppets, bio facts, features for survival
  • Nature Detectives – live owl or hawk, snake & turtle, puppets, discovery tools, bio facts, using our senses
  • Storytime with Scarlet, the Screech Owl – live owls, two stories
  • Other topics also offered for series-based programming. 

35 minutes = $200  //  Same-day, consecutive programs = $75 each  //  Maximum 30 children per program

Topics or 1st through 12th grades:

  • Hunters of the Sky – live hawks & owls, natural history, adaptations, conservation measures
  • Awesome Owls – live owls, natural history, adaptations, conservation measures
  • Amazing Animal Adaptations – live hawks & owls, snake or turtle, features for survival
  • Habitats are Home – live hawk or owl, snakes or turtle, habitat components and needs, how to conserve local habitats
  • Pennsylvania Wildlife – live owl or hawk, snake & turtle, highlighting some PA wildlife species – threats to them, roles in local ecosystems, & conservation measures
  • Reptiles! – live snakes and turtle, natural history, adaptations, conservation measures
  • Stream or Pond Study (body of water at site required) – Assess the health of your community’s aquatic habitats through collection and study of aquatic life, and discussion and demonstrations on water pollution causes and prevention.

40 to 60 minutes = $300  //  Same-day, consecutive programs = $75 each  //  Maximum 60 students per program

After School Nature Discovery Club 

Club engages children’s curiosity of the natural world through nature discovery walks, live animals, demonstrations, stories and crafts. Recommended for children in grades 2 and 3, Club is generally held weekly, for 1.5 hours after school, for at least 4 sessions during a season, and limited to 10 participants per season. Contact us to discuss topics, fees and details.

Scheduling

For more program details and to schedule our visit, contact

Dawn White, Owner and Certified Environmental Educator

484-467-0952 or dwhite@indianruneec.org