Wildlife Outreach Programs

Wildlife Outreach

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Wildlife Outreach is a River Legacy Living Science Center program designed to showcase a variety of native and exotic animals to illustrate the principles of ecology and life science in an educational and entertaining format. Wildlife Outreach programs are carefully designed to meet TEKS objectives and support your specific curriculum needs.

Outreach Program Options:

This presentation focuses on the differences between reptiles and amphibians, habitat and anatomy. Students will have the opportunity to see and touch examples of live animals to gain a greater understanding of these creatures and their needs, and dispel common misconceptions.

Travel around the world through the eyes of a variety of exotic invertebrates and vertebrates. This program explores the niches and habitats of these exotic animals and relates these to their unique adaptations for survival. Students will also learn the importance of having native animals in a habitat vs. non-native animals.

Learn about the diversity of mammals that live in our region. Discover what makes mammals unique! We will bring skulls, pelts and live animals to help students explore animal adaptations.

What makes a predator a predator? How are prey animals designed to avoid capture? Students will explore and discuss some of the surprising adaptations and survival techniques of predator and prey.

Discover career options in the environmental field as you meet a River Legacy Living Science Center Teacher/Naturalist and one of our live animal ambassadors who teach our community about native wildlife species. Learn what it takes to care for our animals at the Science Center and what you can do now to prepare for a job working with wildlife.

Virtual Outreach Scheduling & Fees:

Programs are available for public and private schools, clubs, community organizations, youth groups and community events. Outreach programming is available year-round.

  • 45-minute program

  • Live Zoom virtual wildlife outreach presentation: $150

  • Pre-recorded virtual wildlife outreach presentation: $75

How does a virtual wildlife outreach program work?

  • Naturalists connect securely to program participants via Zoom. This platform allows us to incorporate a lot of interactivity into the program and provide a more personal experience for program participants.

  • We utilize all recommended security features for Zoom meetings. During the program, participants will not be able to unmute themselves or screen share, and comments in the chat will not be visible by other program participants.

  • Live animals are right in front of the camera, giving program participants a closer look than they may get at an in-person program.

  • We will send you the Zoom link via email. You provide the link to registered families directly. We ask that you do this the day of the program. Do not post the link on a publicly visible website.

  • If you book a virtual pre recorded outreach the link will be provided the day before your scheduled program date.

Bring a Science Center naturalist and two of our live animal ambassadors to your virtual classroom. Programs will:

  • Connect to students via Zoom*

  • Correlate to the TEKS

  • Engage students for 45 minutes

  • Feature two live animals

  • Include interactivity between students and naturalist

*If your school is not able to use Zoom for security reasons we can make special accommodations for Google Meet.

 

In-Person Outreach Scheduling & Fees:

Programs are available for public and private schools, clubs, community organizations, youth groups and community events. Outreach programming is available year-round.

  • 45-minute program

  • $25 non-refundable deposit

  • Program pricing is based on distance from the Science Center:

    • 0-20 mile radius from the Science Center: $200

    • 21-40 mile radius from the Science Center: $225

    • Second consecutive program: $100

    • 41 + miles, please call for information


 

For booking, contact Event/Exhibit Manager Shannon Porter via email or at 817.860.6752, ext. 119