Pricing (Edmonton)

Weekday Presentation (during the school year):                  $159 (1 hour)

Subsequent Presentations, same day & location:                 $149 (1 hour)

Evening/Weekend/Summer Presentation:                            $174​ (1 hour)


Outside of Edmonton

The same base rates apply, but mileage will added (calculated based at a rate of $.60/km). Please inquire for a quote. 


Tour Pricing (Calgary & Area)

In Calgary, we come on field trip tours specifically to you, twice a year. If you are looking to book for Calgary or somewhere close to it: we can offer you mileage discounts during these tour dates, which significantly drops your costs!

FALL TOUR 2019: November 18-29. Offering Reptiles & Amphibians

SPRING TOUR 2020: April 25-June 25. Offering Bugs & Butterflies, with option of Worms & The Decomposers.

Prices do not include GST or other taxes. Please be aware there is a mileage/accommodation/production fee applied to all presentations outside of the Edmonton area: specialty pricing is available during Tour. Ask about tours in your area: we always split mileage costs among customers to drop prices.




 CUSTOM FILD TRIPS:

Have another idea for a class structure all your own?

Our class presentations can be customized to suit your group, whatever it may be:

Want all bugs, but also a tortoise? Want to focus on something specific, like anatomy, adaptations, or wildlife particular to a certain region? We can help you out. 



Schools - youth groups - daycare & early education - scouts/girl guides - forest wardens - 4H - hospitals - 

special needs - assisted care - library programs - birthday parties - even senior's residences!

Or just for fun - you're never to old to learn.


We pride ourselves on our vast and diverse experience. All of our educators and handlers have been expertly trained in all animals provided, and hold certified up-to-date criminal record checks and security clearance. We are fully insured and approved by the Education Boards of both Calgary and Edmonton, as well as Provincial Area Boards across Alberta.

​​​​​"BUTTERFLIES & BUGS"

1 Hour Program: $159

What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? How do they eat? How does a chrysalis form?

Native butterfly life cycle stages are explored along with a selection of other arthropods: millipedes, beetles, isopods, as well as exotics like tarantulas, scorpions, hissing cockroaches and many more!* An adventurous and high-impact class to really wow your students. Participants will get a chance to meet their guests up-close, with opportunities for touching and photos.

  • Includes 7-10 species of invertebrates
  • Suitable for most ages
  • Curriculum base:  Gr1, "Needs of Animals and Plants," Gr2 "Small Crawling and Flying,"  Gr3 "Animal Life Cycles."

*The species we use are subject to seasonal availability: seasonal invertebrates such as butterflies and mantis are not available during the fall and winter.




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​​​"REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS"

1 Hour Program: $159
How many kinds of frogs do we have in Alberta? How many kinds of toads - snakes - and salamanders?

Examples of native reptiles and amphibians are brought in for a visit with the attendees, giving us a glimpse into the amazing world of northern herptofauna and how these animals survive in Canada, including through our winters. You'll also have a chance to get up close and personal with a few charismatic examples of exotic species from around the world. Expect an exciting, safe and memorable hands-on learning experience but with a side-by-side comparison of beautiful, charismatic exotic animals we can all fall in love with! 

  • Includes 7-10 species of reptiles & amphibians​
  • Suitable for most ages: this program is safer than the bugs one for younger kids or challenged audiences
  • Curriculum base: Gr2, "Small Crawling and Flying," Gr3, "Hearing and Sound," Gr3, "Animal Life Cycles."



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​"MIXED HANDLEABLE"
1 Hour Program: $159

Meet a selection of our most friendly and interesting animal friends - and we'll focus on animals of your choice! We'll bring invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians for a custom-curated, specialized program just for you. Depending on the type of group you have, this is often our most popular choice, as you get a combination of our most exciting animals.

This program is intended to be catered based on what you are interested in having, so let us know your needs: we promise to give you and your students an experience that will last a lifetime.​

  • Includes 7-10 species of a mic of our boldest species: reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • Customized to the audience
  • Suitable for most ages
  • Examples: Animal Anatomy, Exoskeletal Structures, Biodiversity, Life Cycle Diversity, Tactile Learning for Special Needs



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​"WORMS & THE DECOMPOSERS" 
1 Hour Program: $159

Decomposers: the fascinating, underappreciated and incredibly vital organisms that clean up our world. Learn how to set up a Worm Composter using red wiggler and earthworms. Meet a variety of isopods, millipedes and of course our favourite: cockroaches (some of nature's most efficient recyclers)!  Learn how important these organisms are, and how they can help us. We provide the supplies, kids provide the enthusiasm - dig around in dirt and find out how these critters keep our world clean. Learn the difference between what can and can't be recycled by nature, and why.

  • Includes a portion focusing on indoor composting, including an investigation of an indoor composting unit
  • 5-6 other species of composting animals
  • Includes a fun section on current composting technology around the world
  • Suitable for Grade 3 -4 and up
  • Curriculum base: Gr4, "Waste and our World."



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​​"THE POLLINATORS"
1 Hour Program: $159

Find out what is happening to our pollinators - butterflies, bees, wasps, flies, moths and others. Learn about the diversity and ecology of insect-plant interactions. We'll focus on indigenous Alberta species so you can take this knowledge and apply it in the backyard. Habitat, backyard bees, unexpected pollinators (did we say wasps?) and attracting these delicate and crucial insects to your garden will all be discussed. Find out what you can do, and how to help.

  • This program is in lecture format: NOT appropriate for children under Grade 6. 
  • This program does not involve live animals, but will include some dry specimens.
  • Great for adult programs, greenhouses, colleges, forestry/conservation programs. Also appropriate for Grade 7, "Interactions and Ecosystems,"  Gr9, "Biological Diversity.



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ALBERTA WETLAND WORKSHOP
​2 Hour Program: $265
Available from May 25-June 15th
We bring the wetlands to you! Our wetlands are a critical habitat for countless species including reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as larger mammals, birds and migrants. 

Join our wetland specialist Corrianne as she walks you through examples of what you'd walk through in a typical Alberta wetland. Learn about the ecology of a wetland, discover the vast diversity in a even a liter of swamp water, and get up-close and personal with some of the most charismatic of our aquatic and semi-aquatic inhabitants. Together you'll explore the incredible invertebrate diversity in Alberta's back yard: featuring live aquatic invertebrates as classroom guests, you'll also get a chance to met some larger and more charismatic fauna such as snakes and frogs. In the wild this level of diversity might take you hours to find, but in the classroom we'll get right up close (though maybe not to touch - a lot of aquatic invertebrates bite!). Our wetland program is a great way to cover a vast amount of content in just a morning or afternoon.

 This workshop is seasonal (warm weather).

  • Specifically designed for Gr5 unit "Wetland Ecosystems." Gr7, "Interactions and Ecosystems," Gr8 "Freshwater & Saltwater Systems," and Forestry & Conservation Programs
  • Prep your kids with paper and a pencil: we will spend time taking a few notes or drawing pictures of classroom guests..



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ADOPT-A-SPECIALIST PROGRAM:

​For outdoor events and nature walks

Price via quote

Do you run an outdoor ed program or group? A summer camp? Are you hosting a nature-themed wilderness event and looking for specialists to provide a unique and fun educational adventure? We now offer an opportunity to bring out one of our our passionate and kid-friendly experts to work with you IN the field: experience nature with the help of your very own personal guide!

Our nature specialists can come to you. Depending on the type of event you are hosting, we can do:

  • pond dipping and wetland identification (our specialties, of course, are invertebrates, reptiles, and amphibians). It's amazing what diversity exists in a bucket of dipped water: we might find over 50 species of aquatic friends! Catch frogs safely, and be bamboozled by amazing facts about wetlands. We bring the nets, buckets, bins, and a sanitation station to ensure safety of our watersheds.
  • bug netting: we'll bring air nets, books, and containers for safely observing bugs. Learn about the spiders, butterflies, moths, leafhoppers, and other Canadian critters in your net! Be amazed at what is hiding in the long grass.
  • booths and general educational walks, focusing on wildlife ID and ecology (how animals interact with their environment)

We are passionate about ethical interactions with wildlife: how to keep wild spaces and animals safe when interacting with them. Often this is overlooked when working with little critters like bugs and frogs, but we think it' s important to keep all creatures safe - great and small! Learn how to do this just like a real biologist in the field would, with our help.

Our outdoor specialists have hundreds of hours of experience in the field, and you'll find them a useful expert to have on hand: in addition to the expertise on invertebrates and herptiles, some of our staff have a diverse knowledge depth  far beyond that. If you have a special interest to target, let us know! We're energetic, fun, and friendly: and thrilled to share our passion about nature in Alberta!


In-School Field Trips & Outreach

Based in Edmonton - Programs offered across Alberta

Education - Conservation - Inspiration


As Alberta's leading environmental educators, we believe education is the key to conservation.  We offer specialized educational programs featuring live animals, appropriate for various ages and groups. we believe our animal ambassadors have the capacity to create an emotional link between children and their natural world unrivaled by videos, the internet, or pictures.

Without the interest of future generations many fascinating species are in danger of disappearing forever.  Children are our future - and the future of the planet.  We work with your curriculum or focus to ensure we provide every child with the best possible experience. 





"In the end we will only conserve what we love;

we will only love what we understand;

and we will only understand what we have been taught."

-Baba Dioum






 Classes are about one hour long, and content will vary depending on grade level (so please let us know the target age group!).  Our focus is on Alberta Wildlife, with live animals brought to the classroom for a hands on, up close learning experience.  We provide interesting facts about conservation of wildlife, habitat, animal characteristics, adaptions, behaviors, fun facts, and always delivered with focus on the child as an individual. Students have the opportunity to get to know their visitors, with lots of time for questions.

Our animals are are rescued, rehabilitated, or otherwise obtained through ethical means such as adoption through a rescue agency or wildlife agency. No animals are captured from the wild. Our laboratory is fully CFIA-permitted and certified, approved as a secure facility for housing organisms of special consideration.


Our specialty is native species, and our mandate is conservation!

Our Programs:

BEFORE YOU BOOK:
Please review our terms and conditions, located HERE (Under "ordering info")
There is a FIRM maximum of 30 attendees. No exceptions. Additional participants will be rescheduled at our convenience. 
We do not offer programs for children 3 and under. If your group is under the age of 4, not all of our content or animals are appropriate. Please inquire if this is the case. 
We recommend phoning us to book your field trip. Dates can sell out weeks or months in advance, so please come prepared with a couple options for your field trip or event.