Echoes Of Nature has school programs that are specially designed with the Next Generation Science Standards and State Curriculum correlated into the presentations that include the Environmental Literacy standards for a classroom or auditorium. The instructor introduces your class to natural science topics through the use of live animals, high interest demonstrations and biofacts. Echoes Of Nature is your in-house field trip. Participation of students is encouraged during each program. For 2020-2021, we can present our programs in person with CDC guidelines, as well as virtual platforms. Please email or call to inquire about specifics.
If a special topic program is desired but not listed or not under your grade, please call and see if one can be designed to meet your needs. This may need to be done at least two weeks to two months in advance in order to fully design and prepare.
Information and Fees (2020-2021 School Year):
Length of Session: approximately 45 minutes (Sessions for younger participants can be at 30 minutes. Ask about options.)
Number of Students: 60 maximum (except for PreK-K at 45 Maximum) and Lab Style at 30 Maximum
Pricing In-Person: $180.00 for one program $160.00 per additional program- same day
$25 or $35 driving fee for areas beyond 20 mile radius (PG and AA counties are within radius)
Pricing Live Virtual: $125 per program
Pricing Pre-Recorded: $190 per program
Note, not all of the animals shown below are our ambassadors.
North American Millipedes
These decomposers are critical to a healthy environment as they turn the "dead stuff" into nutrients for the soil.
These hawks are a little smaller than their Red-tailed cousins, but can also be found throughout the state potentially year round.
Wild Eastern Cottontail
Have you watched a wild rabbit in your neighborhood? Our ambassador rabbits help to teach about their wild cousins. Regardless, most will agree they are both cute.
These bird feeder visitors can provide a much needed splash of color to the winter scenery
Spiders are not everyone's favorite, but they provide an essential service and are critical to the "Web of Life" as both predator and prey.
Careers with Animals
Once if you wanted a career with animals your choices were limited to veterinarian, farmer, or zookeeper. Now more options are opening up every day.