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Wildlife Programs

Educational Wildlife Programs NCAvailable Programs:

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COOL Critters in Hibernation

Children learn how animals hibernate with an interactive cave, burrow, mud bank, etc.  From thick furs to feel and live critters to see, this science program is really cool!

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POLLINATORS - Nature's Master Chefs

Learn the fascinating world of pollinators with bees, bats and hummingbirds.  Smell honey wax frames from a real beehive and marvel at an array of nectar seeking pollinators on display.  There are live animals too. It's the bee's knees!

Insects "Nothing BUGS ME"
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Bats "Munchkins of the Night Sky"
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Birds "Birds of a Feather"
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Bat-O-Ween Special Fall Program
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Insects "Nothing BUGS ME"

See a live exotic insects including a tarantula and hissing cockroaches.

Over a million different species of insect have been identified.  More than all animals combined!  Participants learn about beneficial insects that pollinate flowers, fertilize the soil and provide commercially valuable products such as honey.  Topics of discussion include:  complete and incomplete metamorphosis, sensory organs, exoskeletons, camouflage techniques, social insects and food chains.  

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes:

A number of mounted insects are on display including cocoons, chrysalis, butterflies from around the world, beetles, praying  mantis, spider webs and more.   
 
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Pictured left to right:  A number of insect artifacts and a bee suit are on display. Children are amazed of the variety of insect they get a chance to see.
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Bats “Munchkins of the Night Sky”

See animals bats help in caves!  No live bats are presented. 

One quarter of all mammal species on earth are bats yet they are often misunderstood. Participants learn the benefits of bats and how they are the only true flying mammal.  Topics for discussion include:  bat anatomy, types of bats, echolocation, hibernation and the importance bats play in cave ecosystems.  Students participate in demonstrations that include a cave ecosystem food chain. 

An example of hands-on items in the program includes:

Mounted bats include a Bicolored Roundleaf bat from Indonesia, the Cave Nectar bat from Asia and a confiscated Vampire bat from Latin America.  Other artifacts include bat biologist equipment, a simulated bat wing, bat guano, foods bats eat and a bat skeleton. 
 
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Pictured from left to right: A young girl holds a mounted Cave nectar bat from Asia. Two young girls try on bat biologist equipment. There are many bat artifacts on display. .
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Birds "Birds of a Feather"

Live animals include bird prey items.

Learn about birds in fields and forests as this program teaches you the differences of songbirds, wading birds and birds of prey.  There are a number of bird nests on display.  Find out which birds like to build their nests with pine needles, mud, leaves or sticks.  Topics for discussion include bird diets, anatomy and nesting.  Learn how to attract birds to your garden by planting certain shrubs, vines, trees and flowers. 

An example of hands-on artifacts in this program includes: 

Owl feathers, talons and skulls.  Wings from Great blue heron and songbirds.  Bird nests from chickadee, robin, Carolina wren, bluebird and cardinal.  Nest boxes too.  

Please note:  all bird items are protected by law and are authorized to science institutions under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Act.
 
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Pictured left to right: A number of bird nests are on display. Children peek into a bluebird house and see the surprise inside. Boys are holding the giant wings of a Great Blue Heron and feeling how light they are.
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Bat-O-Ween Special Fall Program

See live creepy crawlies for this special Fall program!

Learn about the benefits of bats that are so often maligned and misunderstood.. This special seasonal program highlights animals portrayed for Halloween in a favorable way.  Children can see real mounted bats including the elusive vampire bat.  They can try on bat biologist equipment and feel a simulated bat wing.  Of course, the stars of the program are the live animals that will make you happy it is Halloween! There are no tricks in this batty program because it is a real TREAT!


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