There is nothing like the look of wonder in a child’s eyes as he or she experiences an up close and personal connection with strange and wonderful creatures from around the world. OPets programs are designed to entertain, as well as educate, using live exotic animals. OPets can provide a wide variety of units for new learning opportunities. Highlighted below are some of the topics offered:
Camouflage – Every animal needs a way to protect itself. Students learn why some creatures mimic other animals, some use color, and some blend in so they can’t be seen at all.
Senses – Animals have many sensory adaptations that help them to survive and to fit into their environment. Children will learn how animals use their sense, and how they may differ from ours.
Rainforest – Students will learn why the rainforest is a vital part of our ecology, and why it’s preservation is so important. The exhibitor will discuss the layers of the rainforest, and where each animal can be found in it.
Evolution – This program is designed for high school students. It demonstrates the course of evolution as a gradual process, moving through the evolution of many animals.
Scouts and Pack Badges – Send us a copy of your badge requirements and we can adapt a program to fill as many of the requirements as we can. You must provide the badges.
Reptiles and Amphibians – This program focuses on the differences between reptiles and amphibians using snakes, lizards, tortoises, salamanders, frogs and toads. The exhibitor goes over the attributes that make each type of reptile and amphibian unique in body characteristic, environment and life-cycle.
Mammals – Children learn so much and come away with a better understanding about what makes an animal a mammal, even if they lay eggs or carry their young in a pouch. The exhibitor will discuss what part of the world the mammals come from, and share the unique characteristics they possess.
Insects and Arachnids – Students will never think of them as just bugs again! This program teaches how to identify and classify insects and arachnids, while keeping their interest with fascinating facts about each type.
Mix of animals – Children will learn what makes each animal special, where it comes from, what it eats and more! This program allows you to choose the animals that you would like to learn about from our extensive list of animals.
Need another specific topic for your program? Just ask!
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NOTE: Travel Fees May Apply for Venues/Schools based on distance to be travelled and locations.
Please call the office for a specific price quote for programs and/or travel fees, if applicable: 845-352-4477
*Multiple program pricing for the same location on the same day is also available.