Education: Just the Beginning
Wildlife in Need Center (WINC) offers educational programs that can be tailored to any age group! Programs can be given at your school, community center, office building, 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.
With our variety of educational ambassadors, coupled with other media presentations including Facebook and television appearances, WINC gives over 160 programs and educates over 26,000 people each year.
(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.)
PLEASE NOTE: We can always work to tailor something specific to your needs!
General Program** (suitable for all ages; typically runs 30-60 minutes in length): this program includes information about what we do as a wildlife rehabilitation center, how you can get involved, and helpful hints on how to peacefully coexist with our wildlife neighbors. The majority of the program is spent with a few of our educational animals as we talk about their individual stories and their natural species’ ecology. A short PowerPoint presentation can be added for additional focus on a specific topic.
$225 on-site at WINC; $250 off-site*
Birds of Prey Program** (suitable for middle school age and up; typically runs 45-60 minutes in length): this program highlights the same topics as our General Program, but focuses on Wisconsin native birds of prey with appearances from a variety of our educational birds of prey ambassadors.
$225 on-site at WINC; $250 off-site*
Extended General Program with PowerPoint Presentation** (suitable for middle school age and up; typically runs 60-90 minutes in length): this program will combine elements from our General Program, an appearance by a few of our animal ambassadors, and include a full PowerPoint Presentation on a topic of your choosing. Options include Wildlife in Need Center: An In-Depth Look at What We Do, a Wildlife Rehabilitation with Medical Cases presentation (suitable for high school age and up), and a Call Before You Kidnap program that will educate how to keep wildlife wild, as well as how to determine if an animal truly needs our help.
$250 on-site at WINC; $275 off-site*
Public Booth Display (suitable for all ages; typically runs 1-3 hours in length and includes 1-3 animals): WINC can enhance your street fair, farmer’s market, festival, etc. with a public booth set-up and live educational animals! We will be on-hand to answer questions directly to event-goers and give people an up close and personal look at one or more of our animal ambassadors as we share their stories and talk about how to live harmoniously with our wildlife neighbors.
*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 at the same location: $100
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs:
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 or our Amazon.com Wish List may be collected in place of cash in many instances. If one is direct sending us items from our Amazon Wish List, a copy of the receipt must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note indicating which program it is for so credit can be applied accordingly.
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.