Can Wild Things Sanctuary give a talk to my group?
Yes! As the NY Department of Environmental Conservation does not allow visitors to Wild Things, we enjoy coming to you and give talks to groups of all ages and sizes.
We have given talks at:
When I talk to groups I do not bring live animals. Besides the insurance, permits, etc...I feel like this doesn't always send the right message out to people, in the sense that wild animals should be WILD not perched on your arm!
I usually present a fun slide show with lots of pictures, videos and stories that covers ideas like why do wildlife rehabilltation, troubles that animals get into, how you can help, etc.
I tailor the presentation towards different age groups and am open to requests. I also bring some literature for people to take home- guidelines for how to help animals, stories of patients, etc. Cost? Because Wild Things is a non-profit organization that has many wild mouths to feed, plus time and travel expense go into preparing each presentation, I suggest a donation for a talk.
Suggested donation amounts are: 1-12 attendees: $50/30minute presentation, $80/50 minute presentation 12+ attendees: $60/30 minute presentation, $100/50 minute presentation Usually presentations run a bit longer than the time scheduled as there always seem to be lots of questions and stories to share!