Wildlife Encounters School Enrichment “BRINGS OUR CURRICULUM TO LIFE!!”

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  • Stable fixed pricing that is easy to budget with!! 
  • Cost of an in-school field trip can be less that $1 per student!!
  • Entirely customized lesson plans and presentations, any mix of animals!
  • Travel & Transportation Rates and State-specific fees may apply additional to all of the above rates.  We are happy to discuss options and provide written budgetary estimates!
  • PROFESSIONAL ASSURANCES: ALL RATES include the costs associated with state and USDA licensing & inspections, $2 million general liability insurance coverage, automobile insurance, etc.
  • All of our staff submit to CORI / SORI, and will submit to such background checks on a case-by-case basis at your request.

  • Classroom & Grade Level Enrichment

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  • Grade, School-Wide & Family Night Assemblies

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  • Extended Day Learning / After School Enrichment

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  • PTA & Fundraising Applications!

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A middle school teacher recently asked us to explain the half and full day rates, and here was the reply:

     “The half-day and full-day teaching contracts are ones that provide open options for presentation scheduling and custom instruction within the time-frame.
Depending on the details of group sizes and program length (60-min / 90-min), they are generally the most affordable booking options for schools looking to do 3+ presentations, or keep the number of students in each presentation as reasonable as possible.

  • Half-day is opening bell till 12 / 12:30 ish.
  • Full day is bell-to-bell – with the option of an after-school presentation so long as it is right at the end of the school day.

Depending on the grades involved and the number of students, teachers and enrichment coordinators select these options so that they can:
– schedule shorter presentations (maybe 30 min) for younger grades or special needs groups, followed by maybe 60 or even 90 minute lessons for larger and/or older groups.
-with a large number of students, half and full-day contracts are a cost effective way of providing the best experience for a varied student population at the lowest cost!

* For example, you said you have 850 students.   So a full day contract with travel would work out to a “field trip cost” of $1.51 per student.
In this situation, we are there for the entire day – and you are free to can schedule us for 3 assemblies, 6 smaller-group presentations… you might have an “advanced science / zoology” group that you would like a special small-group session with, or a group of students of the spectrum that would benefit from a small, quiet personal visit in a room because they do not handle the noise and activity of assembly well.
You can configure the day as you wish!
With regard to the animals, because I imagine you are wondering – the more direction we have with regard to desired topics to be discussed the better!   Having said that, there are some animals with venue restrictions, and depending on the venue and number of presentations, we will normally bring a few more animals with us than we need for a single presentation.
For example, when we go up to Winslow Elementary every spring, we teach 6 classes, each one about 45-50 minutes.   Each lesson of this length will generally feature 5-6 animals, but we may bring as many as 10-12 with us for the day.   That way we can vary the animals in each presentation to the needs of the grade, group size, any student/teacher fears or phobias – and give the animals themselves breaks as needed 🙂 “

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Zippity-ZOO for Preschools and Daycares

Visit always features 1 Wildlife / 3 Interactive Ambassador Animals (total of 4)

*LIMITATION – NOT available beyond Zone 2!    Animal choices restricted to Small and Medium  Ambassador Animal categories (exceptions may be made made for yearly contract customers)                           

 25-30 minute presentation     $175* + travel.

 – 2nd presentation back-to back the same visit is $60.                                                                   – Customers hiring 9+ visits/year will receive the reduced rate of $125 per visit plus travel!

 

 

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.)

 

 

Our Ambassador Animals – by Biological Grouping

MAMMALS

  • 3-Banded Armadillo 
  • Prairie Dog
  • Chinchilla
  • Hedgehog
  • Domestic Ferret  
  • Sugar Glider 
  • Brown Skunk 
  • Gray Fox 
  • Fennec Fox 
  • Arctic Fox
  • Mara   (a.k.a. Patagonian Cavy)  
  • Ring-tailed Coatimundi
  • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
  • North American Porcupine
  • African Crested Porcupine 
  • Virginia Opossum
  • Brush-tailed Bettong  (tiny kangaroo)
  • Bennett’s Wallaby  
  • African Serval Cat  
  • Flemish Giant Rabbit
  • Mini-lop Bunny
  • Mini Pig 
  • Pygmy Goat

REPTILES

  • Veiled Chameleon 
  • Crested Gecko
  • Australian Bearded Dragon  
  • Blue-tongued Skink   
  • Red Iguana   
  • Dumerils Monitor 
  • Caiman Lizard
  • Green Iguana
  • Large Argentine Tegu Lizard

 

  • Corn Snake  
  • Hognose Snake  
  • Small Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor 
  • Australian Woma Python  
  • Royal Python 
  • Amazon Tree Boa Constrictor 
  • Jungle Carpet Python
  • Madagascar Ground Boa Constrictor
  • Large Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor 
  • Small Burmese Python
  • Large Burmese Python (over 100 lbs)   

 

  • American Alligator  (multiple sizes)

 

  • Alligator Snapping Turtle 
  • Adult Red-Eared Slider Turtle 
  • Eastern Box Turtle 
  • Ornate Box Turtle 
  • Russian Tortoise
  • Herman’s Tortoise
  • Small Sulcata Tortoise  
  • Large Sulcata Tortoise

BIRDS

 

  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Moluccan Cockatoo
  • Green Wing Macaw
  • Blue & Gold Macaw
  • Umbrella Cockatoo 
  • Black Vulture   (exhibits only, no programs yet)
  • Turkey Vulture  (exhibits only, no programs yet)

AMPHIBIANS

  • White’s Tree Frog  
  • Red-eyed Tree Frog     
  • Marine Toad | Giant Cane Toad  
  • Pyxie Frog |African Giant Bullfrog
  • Smooth-sided Toad

INVERTEBRATES

  • Pink-toed Tarantula    
  • Rose-haired Tarantula  
  • African Emperor Scorpion  
  • Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroaches
  • Dubia Cockroaches