Outreach Programs

Can’t make it to us? Let us come to you – it’s the next best thing! Our Outreach Programs provide a hands-on educational experience that’s interactive and engaging for all ages. Let our experienced Nature Interpreters bring an exciting learning environment to your classroom, youth, or community group. We are able to customize programs to meet your group’s needs.

School Visits

Have an experienced Nature Interpreter join your class, and add fun and inquiry to any unit. Visits include interactive curriculum-linked activities, as well as a visit with members of our Insect Petting Zoo!

Program Length: 60 minutes

Cost: starting at $250 (+ HST). Discounts available for multiple programs per school. Additional mileage charges may apply for visits outside Waterloo Region.

Program Options:

JK to Grade 2: Explore the mystery of butterflies with a visit from some live butterflies! Students will be introduced to butterfly patterns and life cycle through different species.

Grade 3 – 8: Explore the diversity of life with our tropical insects and learn about each critter’s life and interactions with its environment.

Fall Special – Marvelous Monarchs: An active program that uses games and co-operative activities to help children learn about Monarchs, and their amazing migration to Mexico each year! We’ll bring our live Monarch butterflies and caterpillars with us! Suitable for any grade level.
Customized Program:  Our Nature Interpreters can tailor themes to your meet students’ interests and needs.
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Day Camps & Libraries

Activities include stories, songs, games, and other hands-on learning. Topics include Monarch Migration, the Butterfly Life Cycle, and Parts of an Insect. Additional topics may be arranged upon request.

Program Length: 60 minutes

Cost: starting at $250 (+ HST). Discounts available for multiple programs per visit. Additional mileage charges may apply for visits outside Waterloo Region.

Program Options:

Itty Bitty Critters (Ages 3 to 6): A story and song based program for your little ones, focusing on colours, patterns, and bodies of different bugs!

Creepy Crawley Critter Show (Ages 5 to 11): A game-show style program that challenges students to use their senses to explore and discover the diversity of insect life!

Marvelous Monarchs (Ages 7 to 14): An active program that uses games and co-operative activities to help children learn about Monarchs, and their amazing migration to Mexico each year! BOOK NOW

Fairs & Festivals

INSECT PETTING ZOO

This type of program is a great addition to your next gathering, fair, or open house. We’ll bring along our tropical critters to see and (if you are brave enough) touch and hold! We’ll also set up a display of educational information on topics like Monarch Migration or Butterfly Gardening. Additional topics may be arranged upon request.

NOTE: Outdoor events will be limited to native critters only.

Program Length: 60 minutes

Cost: starting at $300 (+ HST), additional hours of the Insect Petting Zoo may be added for an additional fee. BOOK NOW

Presentations

This program is great for your next club meeting! Invite one of our Interpreters to do an educational seminar on topics such as Monarchs, Pollinators & Butterfly Gardening. Additional topics may be arranged upon request.

Program Length: 45 to 60 minutes

Cost: starting at $150 (+ HST) Discounts available for multiple programs per location. Additional mileage costs may apply outside Waterloo Region. Discounts available for charities or non-profit organizations.

Add an insect encounter with live tropical critters from our tropical insect collection: +$50

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