Suitable for all ages:
- elementary classrooms
- home schools
- adult day care
- adult groups and societies
When possible, MARS Ambassador Birds are available for classroom or habitat visits. (Sometimes they have a “bad hair day” and prefer not to be caught for duty.)
MARS Education Programs are enhanced with power point presentations (suitable for grade two and up: all topics can be applied to curriculum subjects, ie: readers, math, science, environmental issues etc.) Student participation is encouraged through either:
- a pre-presentation task involving research; or
- follow-up after project completion
Students are also encouraged to come up with fundraising ideas: this provides an awareness of the challenges of fundraising and what it means to volunteer and contribute for a worthwhile cause.
To educate students and the general public:
- About human impact on wildlife and their habitats
- How we can help to preserve habitat, nest sites, food resources, etc.
- To learn to respect all wildlife in their natural state and environment (not treat them as pets)
To encourage students to find ways to make a difference:
- Educating their parents and peers
- Taking an active role in helping wildlife
- Beach clean up
- Invasive plant removal (pulling broom)
- Planting native shrubs and trees
- Brainstorm: coming up with ideas to help wildlife survival
- General MARS Information
- Owls, Eagles, and Hawks
- Nests Birds and Human Digestive Systems
- General Introduction to Birds and Mammals Habitat (available late fall 2011)
Our Programs can be modified!
Student field trips can be arranged; this is particularly beneficial for follow-up habitat studies.
Due to increased expenses for our wildlife care and rising fuel costs we suggest a minimum donation of $60.00 to our educational programs. We also have a Wildlife Centre Wish List of items we need.
For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARS Education Coordinator is available to provide fun and insightful wildlife education programs.