Refuge on Wheels
Can’t come to the Refuge? We’ll bring the animals to you! Call to reserve a program at least two weeks in advance. Discounts for 2 or more programs at the same site, the same day.
Auditorium style programs specifically designed for school-age groups. Programs last approximately one hour.
Hunters of the Sky
Bring live hawks and owls to your school for a dramatic presentation. Students become part of the program to highlight the animals’ amazing adaptations while learning why we need to protect and conserve their habitats.
Raptors and Reptiles
A bird of prey, a snake, and a turtle all make the journey to your school for this exciting program. Observe each species’ unique characteristics and learn about their habitats and adaptations for survival.
Predator and Prey
This program focuses on the everyday struggle for survival in the forests of South Jersey. We’ll discover who is eating who and how each animal fights for his life while focusing on filling his belly. Animals will include at least one raptor and one reptile.
Students learn why many animals have become threatened or endangered, and how to help prevent them from becoming extinct. Students will have a chance to meet live animals that are listed as NJ threatened and endangered species.
Classroom and small group programs specifically for ages 7 and up. All programs include a live animal encounter. Programs last from 45-60 minutes.
Water, Water Everywhere
Where does your water come from? Is there enough to go around? Enjoy an interactive science lesson using an Enviroscape®- every student gets to participate.
Sights, Sounds, and Scents
Students will use their senses to identify some of the creatures living in the forest. They’ll learn tricks to distinguish owl calls, what antlers feel like, who really smells like a skunk, and more.
With a Little Help from My Friends
In this program about the plant life cycle, students will uncover how plants are adapted to use water, wind, and even the animals of the forest to continue growing and reproducing.
Classroom and small group programs specifically designed for children ages 3-7. These programs include group participation, a story and a live animal encounter. Programs are approximately 30 minutes in length.
This lively program, geared for the younger set, teaches the characteristics of our bird friends while introducing the children to two of our resident raptors.
Young students are fascinated by the songs and stories that teach them about these nocturnal creatures, but are truly amazed when they meet a real owl.
Snake, and Frogs, and Turtles Oh My!
Students will get a chance to meet some of the scaly and slimy creatures that live among us. They’ll see first hand that these forest friends are nothing to fear.
For fall, ‘Preparing for Winter’ leads children through the preparations that many of our forest friends need to make before the first snows fall.
For winter, ‘Where Did the Animals Go?’ takes a look at hibernation and other methods animals and trees use to survive the cold weather.
For spring, ‘Over in the Meadow’ presents students with a peek into the lives of animals and insects that live in the grasses, ponds, and nearby trees of the meadow.
Fascinate students at your next science expo with live animal presentations, interactive lessons about water, or experiments with animal adaptations. Programming is tailored to your specific age group and topic-up to 4 hours in length.