Community Outreach Education – Program / Exhibit Services & Rates

Visiting the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School

As of the Fall of 2018, we are in the process of moving a 36′ x 48′ Barn from Deerfield NH to our property – which will support the Farm School programming!  We also have insurance coverage now in place to permit the public on the property, so we will be announcing activities as soon as we can get everything lined up!! Stay tuned here, and especially to our Facebook page for the latest developments and announcements! Click Here for the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center’s Facebook Page!

Public / Private Experiences

(7 animals / 45-60 min for base program, available year round)

SENIOR FACILITY ENRICHMENT – LIBRARY SHOWS – BIRTHDAYS/PRIVATE GATHERINGS– SCOUT MEETINGS – SUMMER CAMPS – RECREATION PROGRAMS – COMMUNITY / CORPORATE EVENTS…      

  • Customize with THEMES!   “GLOBALtour”, “Wild Kratts” or “Diego”, “North American Wildlife”, “Animal Athletes” and many more! Tell us your idea and we’ll tell you what we can do!
  • No Theme?  No Problem!!     Let us know an animal or two you would LOVE to see (or maybe love not to see…)!   We’ve delivered more than 10,000 shows over the last 14 years – we can take it from there 🙂

OUTDOOR Program & Exhibit Requirements:

  • Temperature: 65-85 degrees
  • Full Shade is required, by trees, permanent structure (pavilion for example) or stable tent.
  • Dry space
  • CALM & COMFORTABLE – slight breeze is ok, but no high winds or gusts.

*ANY exceptions must be approved on a case by case basis by the Director

ANIMAL & VENUE

Requirements and Restrictions:

  1. WILDLIFE : For regulatory or safety reasons, these animals are generally “hands-off” for the public.  This statement by it’s nature is vague because (1) laws vary by state and (2) educators may have some discretion in certain circumstances.
  2. INTERACTIVE : Our “farm life”, “pet life” and friendlier wild species of Ambassador Animals.  Most of these animals are rescues that were injured, abandoned or displaced… and they all have their own personal stories!   At our discretion – all of these animals may be hands-on.
  3. VENUE RESTRICTIONS :  (details coming soon)

(WE-1)   Wildlife Encounter

(1 Wildlife / 6 Interactive)

$225 + travel/transport 

     This affordable program is just perfect for the younger audiences! For our little animal lovers,and always with safety first, this has the most “hands-­on” potential with some of the smaller,interactive, animals and only one small animal from our wildlife ambassadors. Small groups recommended for the best experience.

Eligible Animals:

Small Ambassador Animals  

“Wildlife”

  • 3-Banded Armadillo
  • Brush-tailed Bettong  (tiny kangaroo)
  • Small American Alligator  (1-3′)
  • Fennec Fox
  • Prairie Dog
  • Veiled Chameleon 
  • Pink-toed Tarantula    
  • Laughing Kookaburra       *VENUE RESTRICTIONS

“Interactive”

  • Chinchilla
  • Hedgehog
  • Domestic Ferret  
  • Mini-lop Bunny
  • Sugar Glider      *VENUE RESTRICTIONS
  • Corn Snake  
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle 
  • Adult Red-Eared Slider Turtle 
  • 3-Toed Box Turtle   
  • Russian Tortoise
  • Small Sulcata Tortoise
  • Australian Bearded Dragon  
  • Blue-tongued Skink   
  • Red Iguana   
  • Hognose Snake  
  • Small Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor 
  • Australian Woma Python  
  • Royal Python 
  • Amazon Tree Boa Constrictor 
  • Dumerils Monitor 
  • Blue & Gold Macaw
  • Umbrella Cockatoo
  • White’s Tree Frog
  • Red-eyed Tree Frog
  • Marine Toad | Giant Cane Toad
  • Pyxie Frog |African Giant Bullfrog
  • Smooth-sided Toad
  • Rose-haired Tarantula
  • African Emperor Scorpion  
  • Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroaches
  • Dubia Cockroaches
  • Giant Vinegaroon (whip-tailed scorpion)

(WE-2)   Wildlife Encounter

(2 Wildlife / 5 Interactive)

$325 + travel/transport 

Our most popular program! An affordable program that works GREAT for audiences from small group to as high as 100 kids/people!  With a nice balance of “hands-­on” and “hands-­off” potential… this program is great for community and library presentations, nature centers and elder care facilities and perfect for private reservations! Eligible Animals – ANY of the Small Ambassador Animals PLUS:

Medium Ambassador Animals

“Wildlife”

  • Medium American Alligator (3-5′ long)
  • Brown Skunk    (pic)
  • Gray Fox   *VENUE RESTRICTIONS
  • Mara   (a.k.a. Patagonian Cavy)   *VENUE RESTRICTIONS
  • Ring-tailed Coatimundi
  • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
  • North American Porcupine
  • Virginia Opossum

“Interactive”

  • Flemish Giant Rabbit
  • Northern Common Snapping Turtle
  • Large Sulcata Tortoise
  • Red Tegu Lizard
  • Large Argentine Tegu Lizard
  • Bosc (Savannah) Monitor Lizard
  • Green Iguana
  • Jungle Carpet Python
  • Madagascar Ground Boa Constrictor
  • Large Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor 
  • Small Burmese Python
  • Moluccan Cockatoo
  • Green Wing Macaw

(WE-3)  Wildlife Encounter

(3 Wildlife / 4 Interactive)

$400 + travel/transport 

This program features some of the larger and more “exotic” animals, this show is perfect for groups from small gatherings, to larger venues and public presentations with 100+ attending.  We will work with you to select 3 of our most popular Wildlife / Exotic Ambassadors , to complement the more interactive and touchable animals!!   (*Limit of 1 animal from the Advanced List.   If you want – more we recommend the Phoenix Encounter!)

Eligible Animals: ANY of the Small & Medium Ambassador Animals PLUS:

Advanced Ambassador Animals

*These animals have very particular venue & staffing requirements for their welfare and public safety.  They animals are NOT available for less formal / private gatherings in residences, etc unless very specific conditions are met and approval is granted by the Director.      *VENUE RESTRICTIONS – contact us to discuss your specific situation.

“Wildlife”

  • Large American Alligator (5′ +)
  • Arctic Fox
  • Bennett’s Wallaby
  • African Crested Porcupine   *venue restrictions, not a party animal
  • African Serval Cat     *venue restrictions, not a party animal
  • Black Vulture   (exhibits only, no programs yet)
  • Turkey Vulture  (exhibits only, no programs yet)

“Interactive”

  • Large Sulcata Tortoise
  • Large Burmese Python (over 100 lbs)
  • Mini Pig
  • Pygmy Goat

(WE-4)   Wildlife Encounter

(4 Wildlife / 3 Interactive)

$550 + travel/transport 

(2 Educators, 7 AMAZING Animals for a 45-60 minute experience!) Looking for that real WOW Factor?!    This program is an educational and fun experience unlike anything in the Northeast! A customized selection of our most popular animals!  Whereas the rest of our programs feature 1 of our amazing educators, this one we double-­up on… and the animals can be your choice of our coolest, most popular and seasoned veteran ambassadors as seen on the Today Show, LIVE with Kelly & Micheal, Martha Stewart and more! Eligible Animals: Small, Medium and Advanced * Add 3 more interactive animals for a 30-minute hands on “meet & greet” experience for only $75!

Community / Public Educational EXHIBITS

(Custom Quotes Required*   LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

We are excited to announce that for the 2018 Exhibit season, the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center will be making some modifications to our public outreach exhibit services! For close to a decade and a half, communities across New England have benefited from including our exhibits in their events, which have proven themselves to be a top attraction – based on feedback from event goers and organizers alike!

Our GOALS with these exhibit enhancements are as follows:

  1. Increase the educational value and impact for the visitor.
  2. Ensure the continued delivery of the most popular aspects of our family friendly interactive experiences (such as the roaming tortoise).
  3. Improve general Ambassador Animal welfare and safety, including consideration of extreme weather events and summer seasons trending hotter and drier!
  4. Diversify the ability for the public to support the work of the Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center & Farm School through the addition of an Information & Memorabilia station!

New Format:      All exhibits will feature 7 species

  1. Interactive / “Petting Zoo” component with friendly Farm Ambassadors and small exotics.
  2. Educational Presentations : At regular intervals during the exhibit time frame, the lead Educator will conduct an educational talk for those in close proximity regarding the animals that are present.  Usually in most venues this will include the use of a small P/A system set at a reasonable volume so as to not interfere with other activities in close proximity.  Access to electricity will generally be required of the host organizers.
  3. Information & Memorabilia station where the public can learn more about our work, collect and take home informational resources, make supportive donations and purchases of available items & membership enrollments.

SIMPLIFIED PRICING GUIDELINES   

  • Minimum cost for an exhibit  is $450.00 (plus travel) and is all inclusive for up to 2 hours
  • Exhibit duration over 2 hours will be billed at an additional rate of $100/hr
Example:   MyHomeTown’s Olde Home Day: 10 AM till 4 PM   *total duration 6 hours
  • $450 base price for the first 2 hours + $100 x 4 hours for the duration = $850.00
Exhibits are supervised at all times by one or more of our Wildlife Encounters Ecology Center’s staff, Interns and/or volunteers.  There may be a hands-on opportunity with one or more of our animals at various times during the exhibit. Due to general safety precautions, unsupervised children under the age of 3 years will not be allowed to touch the animals. We reserve the right to eliminate the touch portion of the program or to not show the animals if your guests are disruptive, if they fail to follow the safety rules or if there is a risk to the animals or staff.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES, RATES & TERMS

Transportation & Travel Rates

  • “Home Zone”  – NO TRAVEL – About a 20 mile radius around Rochester, NH  (examples: Kittery/Portsmouth, Wakefield, Epping, Sanford)
  • Zone 1 – $35.00 (examples: Biddeford, Kingston, Manchester, Ossipee,)
  • Zone 2 – $60.00   (examples: North Conway, Portland, Salem, Bedford)
  • Zone 3 – $100.00   (examples: Boston, Keene, Lewiston/Auburn, Bretton Woods, Littleton)
  • Zone 4 – custom quote. (examples: all VT, CT, RI, south/west MA, central/northern Maine and beyond)
  • New York:   We do not offer 1-hour programs in NY State.  School Half/Full day visits, Public Event Exhibits and TV Production only.   Minimum $1000 contract for all NY engagements.
  • *Maine Regulatory Import Fee: $27 (effective 1/1/14, this is a per occurrence state fee required of all out-of-state wildlife entities that we now will be reflecting on Maine customer invoices.)

Payment Terms

  • DEPOSITS  are required for Private Parties and most Large Contracts.   Check your contract / email terms and conditions or call us if you have questions.  
  • Corporate & Institutional payments by EFT or NET(x) terms are available.
  • We do also except payments by Paypal Transfer. 

Private Entities, Families and Individuals:

Unless otherwise specified in writing in your contract, by making a reservation you agree to and are bound to the following terms:
  • A non-refundable security deposit is required within 2 weeks of booking – or your contract is subject to being void.
  • All balances must be Paid In Full before or at the presentation / exhibit.
  • Payment by check and/or cash  are greatly preferred so as to avoid credit card transaction fees, and ensure as much of your support goes to animals and supporting farm/education operations as possible!!