KIDS NEED NATURE NATURE NEEDS KIDS
The Urban Safari Rescue Society offers a unique educational opportunity for students of all ages with our school programs. We have been teaching children for 26 years about the natural world, bringing the animals to students in an hour long presentation of exotic animals – insects – arachnids – amphibians – reptiles – small mammals. It is a well paced hour of dynamic learning.
We focus our presentations on conservation of animals, animal characteristics, habitat, adaptations, behaviors relaying interesting facts and stories. We can also adapt our presentation to support your lesson plan.
We bring approximately 20 animals and artifacts for each presentation covering insects, arachnids, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.
We teach to all ages and grade levels, appropriate to their curriculum and support your program with a tailor-made presentation emphasizing the particular subject matter you are teaching, such as rain forest animals, nocturnal animals, particular animal families, the pitfalls of taking in exotic animals as pets.
We can present to a single class, multiple grades or groups, or the entire school. Included in our presentation is an activity booklet with information about the animals we actually bring, games, puzzles, and colouring that can be photocopied and handed out and a 3 month sponsorship of one of the rescued animals at our facility. Your school will receive a certificate for display and your school name will be placed on the animals’ enclosure at our facility for all to see.
- Emperor Scorpion – native to Africa
Here is what teachers have said about our presentations:
“….. all forms of education are necessary and important, it appears this program has encouraged a type of learning which often does not happen with traditional educational programs” – Sheila Roberts – Principal – St. Patrick’s Elementary, Vancouver
“….. I have had people visiting my classroom for thirty years and your presentation was among the very best that my classes have enjoyed” – Jim Babchuk – teacher – Regent Christian Academy, Surrey
“ ….. my students were given a wealth of information, they kept the kids captivated and absorbed for an hour, and that’s not easy! “ – Judy Ann Nishi – Vise-Principal – Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary Annex, Vancouver
we bring 20 different animals and cover all animal families in each presentation.
1 hr. presentation for up to 3 classes combined – $220.00
Multiple presentations at the same location on the same day – $190.00 per presentation
School Assemblies – $290.00
Scouts/Beavers/Sparks/Girl Guides – $220.00
If you are located north of the Fraser River add $8.00 bridge toll
5% GST is applied to all pricing
Also note that we are fully insured, permitted by the Department of Fish & Wildlife to show these animals, and our presenters and camp leaders have had criminal records checks by the RCMP.
We have too many to include here but here is one that really touched us.
” I wanted to forward a message I got from one of the moms in class. This is the kind response I’ve gotten so far from parents and staff, I wanted to share this particular one with you because the boy this mother is referring to is not a communicator, and does not get any joy out of school at all. This is a BIG DEAL!!! “…. Nik the email continues as forwarded from the boy’s mother – ” ….thank you for sharing the wonderful creature experience with the class. Jeremy told me all sorts of interesting things all the way home – he hasn’t told me so much about a day at school ever!!! in 3 years !!! Thanks again, Jenn”
Here is a list of some of the schools, libraries, and organizations we have visited:
Ronald McDonald House
Bethesda Christian Association
Dixon Transition Society
Balding for Dollars – BC Children’s Hospital
Vancouver Coastal Health
BC Children’s Hospital
Variety Club – Boat for Hope – 13 years in a row
Burnaby Youth Custody Services – BC Ministry of Children and Family Development
YMCA Summer Programs
Denman Place Mall
Sharing The Wealth Festival
Fort Langley Halloween Celebrations
Labour Day at Burnaby Village
and many more
Vancouver Public Libraries – all of them
Port Moody Public Libraries
Fraser Valley Regional Libraries – all of them
Surrey Public Libraries – most of them
Schools in the following Districts:
Abbotsford School District – Burnaby School District – Chilliwack School District – Coquitlam School District – Delta School District – Langley School District – Maple Ridge School District – New Westminster School District – North Vancouver School District – Surrey School District – Vancouver School District – West Vancouver School District – and Private schools
Daycares, Scout groups, Beavers,
Sparks, and Girl Guide groups
too many to list.