** Limited, in-person programming resuming April 1! **

MRWC conducts programs for community groups, youth groups, seniors groups, campgrounds, summer camps and libraries. We present a digital program followed by an introduction to a live animal. Programs are offered throughout the week for the months of April through November.

December through March, please learn more about our virtual programming.

3-7 Years

Sypnosis

We introduce the children to the concept of wildlife rehabilitation and the differences between wild and domestic animals. We use storytelling, pictures and one or more of our education animals. The children learn how every one of them can make a difference to help wildlife.

7-12 Years

Sypnosis

The program is similar for these ages with appropriate varying degrees of detail and depth. Through a digital presentation we introduce the students to the concept of wildlife rehabilitation showing our hospital procedures and what people can do when finding injured wildlife. We give an overview of the species we treat and the injuries we see. Next, a discussion on how humans impact wildlife and actually create the hazards, causing the injuries. We cross over into social issues and talk about how rumours and "bullying" harms both people and the environment. We attempt to leave students with the feeling that they have the power to make a difference.

Photo Credit: Deana McNeish

13-17 Years

Sypnosis

Through a powerpoint presentation we introduce the students to the concept of wildlife rehabilitation showing our hospital procedures and what people can do when finding injured wildlife. We give an overview of the species we treat and the injuries we see. Next, a discussion on how humans impact wildlife and actually create the hazards, causing the injuries. We cross over into social issues and talk about how rumours and "bullying" harms both people and the environment. We attempt to leave students with the feeling that they have the power to make a difference.

Adults

This presentation introduces the concept of wildlife rehabilitation. Along with pictures, we discuss an animal's journey through the wildlife centre, including treatment, caging, food, exercise and eventual release. We also go through the types of species we may see through our centre.

Next, we show examples of common wildlife injuries and how humans impact our environment. We then offer suggestions and give ideas as to how each person can make a difference and prevent such injuries.

The main focus of our presentation is a promotion of general respect for our environment and the creatures living in it. We also touch on some social issues such as rumours and judgemental attitudes and how they compare with our attitudes toward wildlife.

Finally, we bring out a live education animal. We teach about the specifics of that species and welcome questions.

To book your program or for more information please contact our Education Coordinator at [email protected]

For All Groups

We Bring

Interpreter, laptop or iPad with adapters, live animal.

You Supply

Room which can be darkened to view pictures, small table or a/v cart, projection screen or smartboard, power and most importantly, enthusiasm!