Wildlife Education Programs

Moraine Ridge Wildlife outreach programs offer children a chance to learn about the importance of living in harmony with wildlife and select programs include a visit from one or more of MRW’s educational animals.

A $150 suggested donation or a minimum of three-week-long “Coins for Critters” campaign is requested for classroom educational programs. Presentation length will vary per class length and teacher’s preference. Not all programs have a live animal component.

If you are interested in one of our education programs or would like to arrange a unique program to meet STEM goals and state standards, please contact Nicole Harmon at nharmon@mrwildliferehab.org or 219.299.8027.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
Birds of Prey (all grade levels)
An introduction to bird of prey species in Indiana. Discussion regarding natural history of species, threats to birds of prey, and species adaptations. Students get a chance to meet our bird of prey animal ambassadors.

Wildlife Rehabilitation (4th-12th grade)
An introduction to wildlife rehabilitation and why it is so important in Northwest Indiana. Students can hear about how animals are cared for and what members of the public can do to help if they come across an injured or orphaned animal. Students also get a chance to meet our live animal ambassadors.

Birds of Indiana (all grade levels)
We will take an in-depth look at our local feathered fauna, discussing bird adaptations, physiology, and natural history. We also will discuss flight and nest building. Students also will get a chance to meet one of our live bird ambassadors.

Mammal Mania (all grade levels)
Introduction to Indiana’s mammals, with a focus on ones seen frequently in rehab. We will discuss how animals adapt to urban settings and how they change the ecosystem. Students also will get a chance to meet one of our live animal ambassadors.

Animal Adaptations (4th-12th)
An introduction to different adaptations that make our local wildlife successful! Learn about animal senses, camouflage, and different defenses. Students also will get a chance to meet our live animal ambassadors.

Thank you to our educational program sponsors: