Our education programs share knowledge about the impact and positive influence we all can have on our wildlife neighbors. Download Education Brochure here.
The Wildlife In Need Center’s (WINC) education staff and volunteers currently provide approximately 160 programs for classrooms, youth groups, civic groups, and community organizations annually.
With our 14 educational animal ambassadors, coupled with other media presentations including Facebook and television appearances, WINC educates over 26,000 people each year.
WINC is staffed and available to help every day, including weekends and most holidays. Our volunteers and staff answer thousands of wildlife questions over the telephone annually. When we aren’t available, we have a website full of useful resources where we provide helpful wildlife information.
Education: Just the Beginning
WINC offers educational programs that can be tailored to any age group! Programs can be given at your school, community center, or other site, and typically include an appearance from a few of our live educational animal ambassadors. For small groups (up to 40 adults or 60 children), WINC has facilities for on-site educational programs.
(Please note: We don’t offer tours of our hospital section due to stress level on the wildlife patients but groups are welcome to come and enjoy our educational classroom space where some of our educational animals live and to enjoy a program.)
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs:
Please choose which topic you would prefer for your education program(s) from our options listed above and choose the program length you would prefer. The program fee will depend on the length of program, location of program, etc.
For programs that are over 30 miles round trip from WINC, an additional mileage fee will be charged.
Each additional program running back-to-back on the same day at the same location – $100 each
- 30-60 minutes – $250 off-site, $225 at the Wildlife in Need Center
- 60-90 minutes – $275 off-site, $250 at the Wildlife in Need Center
Booth Events (Festivals, Farmer’s Markets, etc.) – 1-3 hours, includes 1-3 animals – $225
Program Package: book more than one program in calendar year and get a discounted price! Ask for details.
How to Pay
Program fees can be paid through cash, credit card or check. Checks can be made out to Wildlife in Need Center or WINC.
Consumable items from WINC’s Wish List may be donated in place of cash in many instances.
We also have an opportunity for groups to have the program fee to be covered partially or in full by means of a grant/scholarship that we offer through our center. The grant is called the Leslie Kiehl Education Program Fund.
Additional donations are always welcome and can be considered tax deductible.
How to Schedule
Visit our online education program request form or call (262)-965-3090 x 103.