Off-site Programs

Invite the Wildlife Center of Virginia to present one of our award-winning environmental education programs at your school, organization, or special event.

Our programs promote positive attitudes toward wildlife and emphasize how the personal choices we make affect the health of the environment.

 

All programs include up-close experiences with live, non-releasable wild animals!

Each presentation includes an introduction to our work at the Wildlife Center and specific information about the animal ambassadors participating in the program.

We can often tailor the content of our programs to meet the specific needs or format of your group or event, which may include specific focus on:

  • certain species or types of native wildlife in Virginia
  • physical and/or behavioral adaptations of wildlife
  • habitat requirements for wildlife
  • ecological threats to wildlife (i.e. habitat loss, invasive species, litter)
  • the Center’s history and our work as a teaching and research hospital
  • content designed to complement and enhance the Virginia Standards of Learning
     

Assembly-style Presentation
These presentations are designed for school groups, larger audiences, and public events.

Group Size: up to 300 people
Presentation length: approximately 45 minutes
Animals: May include two or three education animals, dependent on animal availability and predetermined focus of the presentation
Cost: $250 for one program, plus mileage*†
$160 for additional programs on the same day, at the same location


Classroom-level Presentation
For individual classrooms and small groups within 15 miles of the Wildlife Center, we are sometimes able to offer focused classroom visits.

Group Size: one classroom or the equivalent
Presentation length: approximately 30 minutes
Animals: Includes one education animal, with in-depth focus on that species and individual animal
Cost: $100 for one program, plus mileage*
 

* mileage fee:  a $0.58 per-mile charge is applied to the round-trip distance from our location in Waynesboro, VA

† For organizations 70 miles or more from our location in Waynesboro, requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. In situations where we are able to accommodate these requests, we will require that a minimum of two programs be booked [on the same day and at the same location or sufficiently nearby, as determined by the staff.]


Scheduling

To schedule an assembly program, please fill out our Off-site Program Request form*. Your request will be e-mailed to the Outreach department, who will contact you to complete your booking.

*Off-site programs are not offered on Sundays.

Your reservation is not complete until you receive a confirmation letter.
 


Grant funding for our programs/tours is available for teachers/school groups in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Nelson.

If you are in one of these areas and are interested in learning more about grant availability, please indicate this on your program request form.