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Mini Classes

Add an amazing animal class to your field trip.

Conservation Education Mini Class Programs - Please call in advance to schedule a mini class for your field trip: 417-833-1570.

 

Fur, Feathers, and Scales - $30

Features:

  • Three to four animals
  • Objective – Students will classify animals by their covering
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Marvelous Mammals - $30

Features:

  • Three mammals
  • Characteristics of mammals
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Beautiful Birds - $30

Features:

  • Three to four birds and biofacts
  • Characteristics of all birds
  • Characteristics of beak to determine food source
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Radical Reptiles - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three reptiles
  • Characteristics of reptiles
  • Classifications of reptiles
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Animals of South America - $30

Features:

  • Three animals of South America
  • Classification of each animal
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Animals of Australia - $30

Features:

  • Three animals of Australia
  • Classification of each animal
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Animals of Africa - $30

Features:

  • Three animals of South America
  • Classification of each animal
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

One World…Many Animals - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three animals
    • South America
    • Africa
    • Australia
    • North America
  • Classification of each animal
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Food Chains/Web - $45

Features:

  • A minimum of four animals
    • Small mammal
    • Snake
    • Bird of prey
    • Scavenger
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun facts
  • Approximately 40 minutes

TREMENDOUS TESTUDINES - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three turtles and tortoises
  • Adaptations for survival
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

SSSSENSSSATIONAL SSSSNAKESSS - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three snakes
  • Adaptations for survival
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Endangered Species - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three animals (bird, mammal, and reptile)
  • The reason each species is/was listed as an endangered
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Impact of human activity on each species
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Animals of the Night - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three animals (bird, mammal, and reptile)
  • Adaptations for nocturnal survival
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Creepy Crawlies - $30

Features:

  • A minimum of three animals (bird, mammal, and reptile)
  • Adaptations for survival that people may find creepy
  • Niche each animal fills
  • Fun Facts
  • Approximately 30 minutes

Bird of Prey Program Topics

Each program focuses on the importance of these birds in a healthy ecosystem.


Owls of Missouri - $60

The four resident owls of Missouri will be presented (screech owl, barn owl, barred owl, and great-horned owl). Specific adaptations for nocturnal raptors’ survival will be presented. Approximately 50 minutes in length.


Hawk Talk - $50

Less common than the red-tailed hawk, but extremely interesting, are the Swainson’s Hawk and Broad-winged Hawk. These hawks actually migrate to Central and South America each year. The bird frequently called a “sparrow hawk” in the Ozarks is not actually a hawk at all; it’s a falcon! Students will see the American Kestrel to be able to identify them in the wild and become familiar with their vocalization. Approximately 30 minutes in length.


Day Shift, Night Shift, and Garbage Gal - $50

Compare and contrast diurnal and nocturnal raptors. And, even though the turkey vulture eats meat, compare and contrast the adaptations of the turkey vulture to other raptors. Approximately 40 minutes in length.


Built for Flight - $50

This program will feature the peregrine falcon, the world’s fastest bird species. Learn adaptations that help the peregrine falcon survive at speeds of over 200 mph. You will also see a non-flighted bird to compare and contrast feathers used for flight. Find out how some birds fly without sound or can hover. Biofacts will be used to infer why some birds do not fly or do not fly well. Approximately 40 minutes in length.


VULTURE VENUE - $30

Turkey vultures are graceful birds that seem to float in the air with their large, eagle sized wingspan.  The bird that will eat meat that REEKS!  How does it find its food?  How does it stay in the air without flapping its wings?  Learn about this amazing bird, part of nature's cleanup crew.  


Eagles of North America - $125

This program will feature our National Symbol, the bald eagle and the golden eagle. Find out what factors contributed to the demise of the bald eagle population and what conservation efforts worked to remove the bald eagle from the endangered species list. We will also compare and contrast the bald eagle with the golden eagle. Specific characteristics will help to determine the difference between a juvenile bald eagle and the mature golden eagle. Approximately 50 minutes in length.


Bald Eagle - $75

This program will feature our National Symbol, the bald eagle. Find out what factors contributed to the demise of the bald eagle population and what conservation efforts worked to remove the bald eagle from the endangered species list. Approximately 40 minutes in length.


Golden Eagle - $75

What man-made invention is currently is affecting the population of Golden Eagles in North America? Learn more about the second species of eagle found on the North American continent. Approximately 30 minutes in length. 

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