Elementary School

Monarchs & Millipedes
With this program, students will learn about the amazing migration of the Monarch Butterfly. We will discover this natural phenomenon which takes place annually, learn about the challenges & threats faced by this beautiful insect, and also explore what we can do to make a difference. Students will meet a variety of other insects while exploring one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet. The insect, a class of invertebrates, includes more than a million species. We will discuss the life cycles and locomotion of insects. Students will meet Animal Ambassadors such as Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches as well as a Millipede and an Emperor Scorpion. We might also meet insect-eating animals such as an African Hedgehog and Tree Frogs. Mounted Butterfly and Luna moth specimens as well as a mounted Giant Walking Stick will also amaze!

North American Wildlife
Students will be introduced to a diversity of Animal Ambassadors indigenous to North America. We will meet animals such as an Alligator Snapping Turtle, a Soft Shelled Turtle, an Arizona Mountain King Snake, a Rabbit, and an Alligator Snapping Turtle. We will explore their differing habitats as well as learn how animals from other parts of the world have come to call North America home. Also included are our director’s incredible images of North American wildlife including the Grizzly Bear & Black Bear, the Banded Rock Rattlesnake, and Wild Horses of the Pryor Mountains.

Metamorphic Mystery
Insects and amphibians have an amazing common bond . . . the incredible change of life called metamorphosis. With a variety of live amphibians and insects, students will meet real life examples of creatures that go through this fascinating transformation. With Animal Ambassadors such as an Axolotl, a giant African Bullfrog, White's Tree Frogs, a local Spotted Salamander & Eastern Newt, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and mounted Butterfly & Luna Moth specimens, students will discover the wonders of these animals' incredible life cycles.

South American Adventure
Students will learn about the incredible and varied wildlife of South America. We'll meet a variety of animals representing diverse habitats and reflecting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. We'll also discover how these creatures adapt to the unending challenges in their own unique ways, and see some of the unique strategies that have helped animals to survive in their particular environments. A number of South American Animal Ambassadors will be introduced, such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red-foot Tortoise, a Red-eyed Tree Frog, Chinchillas, and a Boa Constrictor. Explore the Pantanal region of Brazil with amazing photographs and stories. Students will view images of one of the world’s largest wetlands, including photos of Jaguars, Giant Otters, Toucans, Hyacinth Macaws and Caimans.

African Adventure
Students will take an exciting look at the incredible wildlife of this sometimes volatile region. The trip starts with the wildebeest and zebra migrations in Kenya, travels overland into Uganda to see chimpanzees and ends in the mountains of Rwanda with giant gorillas. On this journey, students will see some of the most critically endangered species of the world and the challenges and successes associated with their preservation and conservation. We'll explore the region with amazing photographs, artifacts and stories. Meet a diversity of Animal Embassy's African Animal Ambassadors such as an African Hedgehog, an African Sulcata Tortoise, a Savannah Monitor Lizard, an African Bullfrog and an African Royal Python.

Zoology for Kids

Students will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and reflecting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Animal Classifications will be discussed as Ambassadors representing Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, Arachnids and Insects are introduced. We’ll discover what makes each animal unique and why they appear as they do.


Life Under the Surface

Animals dig into the surface of the Earth for many reasons. In nature, many of these creatures are contributing to the success of others by creating homes for them, tilling the soil, and in some cases even planting the seeds of important plants and trees. Some dig to lay their eggs, others to find or hide food, many to escape the extremes of heat and cold, while some are permanent underground residents. Students will meet an a Ferret, an African Sulcata Tortoise, an Indian Sand Boa, a Soft Shelled Turtle, an African Pygmy Hedgehog and more as we explore the subterranean realm and some of the animals that call it home. 

Amazing Adaptations

Students will meet a diversity of animals from around the globe, representing numerous habitats. We will explore how animals survive in their natural habitats as well as discover how they have adapted to unending environmental challenges in their own unique ways, with special physical and behavioral attributes. With live Animal Ambassadors, we will learn about these amazing adaptations as we meet animals such as a Lovebird, a Reeves Turtle, Green Tree Frogs, an Argentine Black & White Tegu, a Ball Python and a Lionhead Rabbit.

Animals Classifications

Animals come in all shapes, forms, colors and sizes. Classification of life helps us to recognize similarities and to appreciate individual characteristics. The natural world can be divided into its living and nonliving components, and the living can be categorized by certain common traits: number of eyes/legs, lifestyle, methods of locomotion, reproduction (egg laying or live birth), food preference, and more. With this program, students will meet a variety of live animals representing some of the more common life forms on Earth including reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, insects and/or arachnids and birds. Animal Ambassadors will include animals such as an Indian Peahen, a Green Tree Frog, a Soft Shelled Turtle, a Lionhead Rabbit and a Honduran Milk Snake. Students will have the opportunity to observe, touch, and hold select animals as they discover the physiologic aspects that allow us to group animals with others sharing similar features or characteristics.

Talk to the Animals

Students will take a journey around the world with a unique group of rescued animals, representing diverse habitats. Animals have many ways to communicate; Animal Embassy will help children to interpret and even mimic some of them. Students will learn to grunt like a hippo, roar like a lion, or trumpet like an elephant! We can learn a lot from our animal friends if we listen carefully and observe behavioral cues. Animal Embassy will unravel some of the mysteries of animal communication as we meet live Animal Ambassadors such as a Solomon Islands Monkey-tailed Skink, an Arizona Mountain King Snake, an Eclectus Parrot, an African Bullfrog and a Pink-toed Tarantula.

Journey to Southern Africa
Experience some of the sights and sounds of this strange and wonderful place. Diversity abounds in its many extreme environments. With African artifacts, animals, photos and stories, the classroom comes to life as students learn about the wildlife and people of this fascinating part of the world.


Living Things and Their Environments

This program will help students to understand the importance of each organism to the proper function of its ecosystem. A short introductory photographic presentation will reflect both the ecological and cultural diversity of the regions represented. With live animals, artifacts and discussion, students will understand the role each organism plays in its habitat. We will also explore the importance of mitigating the damages human activities can have on habitats, and the plants and animals vital to them. Students will meet Animal Ambassadors such as a Eurasian Eagle Owl, an Argentine Horned Frog, an Australian Carpet Python, a Red-foot Tortoise, South American Chinchillas and a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink.

Rainforest Rendezvous

Students will explore the four major tropical rainforest regions of the world through living examples of their diverse fauna. We'll discover the significance of these threatened ecosystems to our everyday lives and learn how rainforests fuel global weather patterns, provide modern medicines, are home to indigenous peoples and supply many of our fruits, nuts, spices, coffee and tea. Students will meet live Animal Ambassadors representative of rainforest regions around the globe such as a Jungle Carpet Python, a Red-foot Tortoise family, a Chinchilla family, Red-eyed Tree Frogs, a large Green Iguana and a Spectacled Owl. 

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