Educational Programs

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Harvey The Wildlife Care Clinic offers educational programs for local community groups and schools interested in understanding more about wildlife. Our presentations focus on the natural history of native wildlife with the aim of fostering a deeper respect for animals and their habitats. Programs are designed to meet the needs of the event.

The conservation themes we emphasize in all of our education lessons are drawn directly from the stories of the many wild animals that arrive at the WCC's doorstep every year in need of care. The stories of these animals illustrate the wider problems wildlife face — litter, pesticides, free-roaming domestic animals, habitat loss, and diseases – and challenge people of all ages to take action to protect wildlife.

We sometimes share information by presenting our live ambassador raptors as examples. We stress that our educational birds are non-releasable, but that the primary mission of the WCC is the rehabilitation and release of admitted wildlife.

As for program fees, prices vary depending on type of program and location of program. Payment is due on or before the day of the program. All proceeds go to the care of the patients admitted to the Wildlife Care Clinic. 

If you'd like to inquire about an educational program, please contact us directly at wcc@iastate.edu. We recommend contacting us at least 3-4 weeks in advance of when you would like the program.