ProgramsWe present our programs in many settings including schools,nursery schools,day care centers, summer programs,after school programs,scouts,nursing homes,Birthday parties, and other celebrations. We would love to be invited to your program or event.
Audience: Kids ages 4 and up
I usually bring a swimming pool with a bit of damp sand in the bottom and have the animals walk through the sand so that they leave footprints before the kids come in. When the kids come, depending on the group, sometimes I read a story about tracks first, and then we look at the tracks in the sand to see if the kids can figure out who is coming to visit. Then we meet the animals who made the tracks: several turtles (one who is over 53 years old), an iguana, a hedgehog, a guinea pig, a chinchilla, and a bearded dragon lizard. We watch the animals play together in the pool, and then, for smaller groups (such as birthday parties), I will bring the animals around for people to view up close and have the opportunity to see what they feel like.
Tails, Toes, Eyes, Eyes, Ears, Nose
Audience: Kids ages 4 and under
For this program I read a story called Tails, Toes, Eyes, Ears, Nose to the kids, and then put the animals one by one into the swimming pool with a little sand at the bottom so the kids can watch the animals move around. We will be able to watch the animals in the pool, and at smaller gatherings, such as birthday parties, I will bring some of the animals around for children to meet and gently touch to see what the animals feel like. For birthday parties, if you have a camera, we can offer the opportunity for each of the kids to have their picture taken with one of the smaller animals.
Animal Meet and Greet
Audience: Senior Citizens
For this program, when our audience is gathered, the animals gather in the swimming pool. We watch their antics as they interact, eat, run around, and crawl over and under each other. I talk about the animals, tell stories about them, and answer questions that people have. After we've watched the critters for a while, I will bring most of them around one by one so that people can have the opportunity to see them up close and see what they feel like.