Nature’s Critters has worked with students of ALL ages (toddlers to senior citizens). Our unique way of teaching people to view nature in an appreciative way has influenced many to value and treasure wildlife. School programs encompass a variety of topics ranging from adaptations to classifications. We use interaction with the students and, of course, our live animal friends in programs lasting between 45 to 60 minutes. Programs are age appropriate and can be designed to suit your school’s particular needs. Please keep in mind groups over 40 people will be in an assembly style presentation. Children in the assembly will be able to touch one or two animals after the program.
Thank you for coming and bringing in the animals. I really enjoyed it. It encouraged me a lot to save the Rainforests and the animals in it. I hope you can come back some other time. I appreciated holding your animals. I hope to make the future a better place! Thank you for coming! - Whitney (student)
As the school year draws to a close, we would like to express our appreciation to you for presenting "Hidden In Plain Sight" and "Going, Going...Gone" to our school this spring. Your animal presentations were definitely a hit with the students. The learned a lot by interacting "hands-on" with the iguana, cockroaches and birds. They also gained increased respect for the natural world, and conquered their fear of snakes. We hope to invite you back next year! - Amy and Lynne (teachers)
Fantastic! Julie reinforced many of the key concepts we have been teaching this past week! The students were so excited when given the opportunity to hold the animals. I like how she had actually been to the Rainforest. This seemed to hold the students' attention. We could have listened to her for another 20 minutes! - Kyle (teacher)
What a wonderful performance! Julie made it fun and exciting for the students. Her enthusiasm was evident and refreshing! It fit into our lesson plans perfectly. It was beneficial to have someone speak who had actual first hand knowledge about the rainforest. - Lee Anne (teacher)
We needed 15 minutes more! Wow—Julie has a wealth of knowledge which she shared on a level that was understood by our students. Her level of comfort with her animals was extended to our students and they picked up on that when they held the animals. We liked the way she stressed the interdependence of plants, animals and humans in the rainforest. Great conclusion asking students if they were willing to make a commitment and showing her recycled shoes! She practices what she preaches. - Cedar House Grade 6 Team (teachers)
Your presentation "Going, Going...Gone!" was wonderful. I can usually gauge the quality of a program by how fidgety the students get or the amount of sidebar talking. The students' attention was captured the whole hour. By this standard, your program would get an A. Thank you for being a part of our Earth Week Celebration. It was a great way to start the week. - Bruce (principal)