Programs

Programs

 
Raptors:
 
A look at predator/prey relationships and the adaptations birds of prey have that make them such successful predators. We will compare raptors to other birds and learn what characteristics all birds have in common and what characteristics are unique to raptors. Learn how these birds help keep a healthy balance in the environment and what you can do to help ensure their health and survival.
Program will include live birds.
 
Meets Mn. standards in grades K,1,3,5,7,9-12
  
 
Foxes, Coyotes, and Wolves:
 
Discover Minnesota's canids and learn about where they live, how they hunt, what they eat, and how humans have impacted the survival of these fascinating creatures. Learn about the history of the wolf from its near extinction to recovery and the controversies that have arisen over the protection or hunting and trapping of one of Minnesota's apex predators. many hands on props, furs, etc, but no live animals at this time. 
 
 
Meets Mn standards in grades K,1,3,4,7,9-12
 
 
Minnesota Predators Big and Small:
 
A look at some of Minnesota's greatest predators from Wolf spiders to Wolves. we will explore different hunting techniques and strategies. During winter programs we will focus on migration, hibernation, and other survival strategies for many of Minnesota's predators including insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals.
Program will include live birds plus a variety of furs, skulls, and other hands on props.
 
Meets MN standards in grades K - 7
 
 
Nature's Engineers, Architects, and Builders (beaver, bees, and birds):
 
Discover how nature has inspired our development in so many areas of construction, architecture, engineering, and even technology. Learn about some of the species responsible for our understanding and advancement in this modern age. Discuss how these advancements impact us and nature.
Program will include live birds and a variety of hands-on props.
 
A hands-on STEM component can be added to this program. Call for details about additional cost and time needed.
 
Meets Mn standards in grades K-12
 
Herbivores, Omnivores, and Carnivores (beaver, bear, and bobcat):
What is an herbivore, omnivore or carnivore? Learn about some of Minnesota's animals that fit into these different categories and how they interact with each other and the environment. Learn how all things are necessary to keep a healthy balance in the natural world. All things have a purpose - yes, even mosquitos. 
This program will include taxidermy mounts, furs, and skulls.
 
Meets Mn standards in grades K-7
 
 
Nature Drawing and Journaling:
 
Learn the basics of keeping a nature journal. Learn some quick sketching techniques of plants, animals, and birds and what is important for identification at a later date if needed. Learn how to use a journal for documenting oberservations and monitoring changes in a given area; from season to season and year to year.
This program can include a live bird as a sketching model upon request. (Additional fee may apply - depends on if additional time is required)
 
Meets Mn standards in grades K-12
 
***This program available as a teacher workshop.*** (Call for details)
 
 
 
PROGRAM PRICING:
 
$150 - within 50 miles of Bemidji
 
$200 - within 51 - 100 miles from Bemidji
 
$250 - within 101 - 150 miles from Bemidji
 
Call for pricing if you are more than 150 miles from Bemidji.
 
If additional programs (of the same title) are desired on the same day in the same location each additonal program will be $100.
Additional programs (of a different title) on the same day and same location will be $150.00.
 
 
 
Assembly programs:
 
$300.00 plus mileage and overnight accomodations if needed.
 
 
 
Booth/walk-by programs:
 
$150.00 for the first hour and $75.00 each additional hour plus mileage and overnight accomodations if needed. 
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