Due to the nature of our facility being a working hospital and the desire to keep human contact with our patients to a minimum, we are unable to offer programs at our facility which is why our team travels all over Brevard County. Our programs are 50 – 60 minutes in length and can be done as an a formal lecture with or without a PowerPoint presentation, or we can set up a tabletop at a festival type event.
Every program includes at least 2 – 3 live animals. These animals are permanent residents of the hospital that could not be released into the wild for a variety of reason. They are always a huge help in explaining the importance of wildlife rehabilitation and conservation efforts. For more information on our animal ambassadors, please see our Adopt an Ambassador page.
We offer several different programs depending on your group’s needs:
About the Florida Wildlife Hospital | Learn more about how the wildlife hospital helps wildlife, how you can help wildlife, and how to recognize whether an animal needs help or if it should be left alone.
All About Owls | Learn about all the fascinating traits that make owls unique from other birds. They have specialized eyes, ears, feathers, feet, and beaks that help them survive and thrive.
FWH also sells owl pellets that have been collected from our ambassador animals and patients and sterilized in an autoclave. You can purchase the pellets individually or as part of a kit which includes worksheets and dissection tools. If you are interested in adding an owl pellet dissection as part of your educational experience, please let the Outreach Manager know when you are registering for the program.
Gopher Tortoises | As a keystone species, gopher tortoises play a very important part in Florida’s ecosystem. Their burrows are long and full of surprises at every turn.
Florida Friends | Florida offers more than just beautiful landscapes, it is home to many unique animals. Learn more about how scientists classify animals, and what makes a bird a bird, a mammal a mammal, and a reptile a reptile.
Bats and Other Nocturnal Creatures | Learn about the animals that fly and glide in the night and what adaptation make help them to find food, shelter, and avoid predators in the dark.