a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

All public operations are limited to select programming until further notice. Check this page for the latest information.

Community Organizations - We come to you!

Community Organization Outreach

Are you a library, church, business, or organziation looking to change up your typical program or get-together? Let Leslie send our wonderful staff and wildlife to you!

If you're a scout group looking for a field trip, check out our scout field trips here.

Scheduling Overview

Duration 1 hour
Cost $300 for first program, plus mileage
$150 for additional programs
Group Size 30 maximum, additional fee for groups larger groups
Set up and location Programs require an open floor space with at least six feet between the staff and the audience, and a six foot table. *Please see specific program descriptions for classroom set-up requirements.

Program Descriptions

Program Title Description

Walking Down a Food Chain

Together we will construct a live food chain as your students meet a raptor, reptile, amphibian, arachnid, and an insect. Along the way we discuss how these animals' lives are connected and learn about the delicate balance that allows them to survive both individually and together as wildlife who share a habitat.

Hunters of the Sky

It’s all about survival! Three engaging raptors will visit your site to demonstrate and model their amazing survival characteristics and techniques. Hands-on explorations of feathers, skulls, and other bird parts provide a stimulating introduction to the Hunters of the Sky. 

Understanding Owls

Our owls will engage, delight, and educate your students during a personal visit to your classroom. Classification, conservation, and survival techniques are just a few of the topics we will explore by observing live birds. Students will be amazed as they discover what life is like for a nighttime predator through hands-on activities.
Nature's Recyclers While meeting live roaches, rodents and a turkey vulture, your students will learn the important role that scavengers and decomposers play in our everyday lives. Meeting these underappreciated recyclers will prove to be an experience that you and your students will not forget.
Bat Biology Meet live bats from around the world. As the only flying mammal, bats have amazed and inspired people for a long time. Learn about the diversity of bats, how they survive and their many roles on our planet. 
Nature's Nightlife Find out what happens after the sun goes down in this exciting exploration in to the world of nocturnal animals. Meet different live animals such as bats, owls, and arachnids to learn why they choose to work in the dark and how they are adapted for life at night.

Don't see the program or topic you're looking for?

Feel free to call our office with information on the topic or theme your group is looking for, along with the event type and we'd be happy to work with you to customize a program!

Ready to schedule a program?

Please fill out an Outreach Request Form or call 734-997-1553. Please have the following information ready before you call:

  • Your name & phone number
  • Organization & address
  • Ideal dates & class size
  • Program choice

Want more information?

Visit our Outreach Main Page for F.A.Q.

We hope to see you soon!