Education & Outreach

Promoting Co-Existence

Wildlife Education Team

Our Wildlife Education Team brings a variety of presentations to schools and community groups throughout the area.

The Wildlife Education Team’s mission is to expand awareness of nature, enhance understanding of local ecosystems and promote an ethic of responsibility toward our shared world.

classroom visit
A classroom presentation on natural history and conservation, with education ambassador Western Screech Owl, Chillido.

Education Ambassador Birds

Each of the 5 education ambassador birds has been with the program for many years. These birds participate in many of our Wildlife Education Team presentations. These education ambassadors have a unique permit from the Federal and California departments of Fish & Wildlife.

You can buy food for the birds! A gift certificate in the amount of your choice


learn about feathers
Feathers are part of the “Please Touch” educational collection.
human debris impacts wildlife
Puppets and models help to understand the perils faced by wild animals and how we can work to prevent injuries.
Public presentation, Trever and Miranda
A public presentation during the Godwit Days birding festival in Arcata, with ambassador Red-tailed Hawk, Miranda.

Some of our programs

The Night Shift: Nocturnal Animals

This program includes discussion of the adaptations of some of our native animals who are active at night. We bring along one or more of our live, non-releasable educational ambassador birds.

Pollution Soup

What can happen to our bay when different pollutants are washed down storm drains? we use “fake” pollutants to stand in for the real thing and add them to a vat of clean water to illustrate what happens to the bay. We discuss alternatives that will help keep our bay clean. This program is presented by our youth educators.

Humboldt Habitats

A look at forests, marshland and suburban habitats and the animals who live there.

Raptors, Day and Night

A look at the adaptations that make diurnal and nocturnal raptors successful at what they do.

Discovery Wildlife Hospital

An interactive program for young children through which they learn about wildlife rehabilitation through play with stuffed animals with “injuries”. This program is presented by our youth educators.

Contact us to inquire about a presentation.