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Blandford On The Road

The excitement of nature comes to you with Blandford on the Road presentations. We offer 30 to 60 minute long live wildlife presentations that help students discover “whoo” they share this great, big planet with. All of the programs are designed to integrate science standards while engaging students’ natural sense of inquiry. Programs can be customized to your curriculum and are taught by our highly experienced educators.

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Programming Options

Blandford’s Wildlife (all ages)

Learn why our Wildlife Ambassadors were brought to Blandford and why they can no longer survive in the wild. This general presentation includes a variety of animals: turtles, a rabbit, a falcon, and an owl.

Story Time With The Animals (PreK-Kindergarten)

Listen to a few stories with the accompanying animal, along with their natural artifacts. A turtle, a rabbit, and an owl will be present.

Birds of a Feather (Grades 1-3)

Students investigate the characteristics of birds including feathers, nests, beaks, feet, and songs to better understand these unique flying vertebrates. A variety of live birds are included in the presentation.

Wildlife with a Backbone (Grades 2-6)

Learn about vertebrate groups, their unique qualities and their habitats. Hands on props highlight adaptations the different vertebrates use for protection, warmth, and food gathering. Live examples of a reptile, bird, and mammal will be included in the presentation.

All About Owls (Grades 4-6)

Meet live owls, handle natural artifacts and learn why they make such great predators! Dissection of owl pellets can be added at an additional $1 per pellet.

We can also offer a customized program just for your group!

This includes our selection of programs that can be adjusted for different grades or age groups or something completely new! Submit your request and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Request a Program

Interested in scheduling a Blandford on the Road Program?

To begin your registration, contact our Registrar via phone (616) 735-6240 or email registrar@blandfordnaturecenter.org to register for a Blandford on the Road Program. When emailing or calling in a request, please include the following:

  • School/Organization name
  • Address, City, & Zip
  • Program address (where the program will be held)
  • 1st Choice date and time
  • 2nd Choice date and time
  • Contact person
  • Phone number
  • Group size (30 max)
  • Program requested

Group size is limited to 30 students or less. We are able to work with you to schedule multiple days or multiple trips in one day if needed for larger group sizes. Groups larger than one classroom (30 students) require special arrangements.

Program Cost

$100 for any 30-60 minute presentation for up to 30 people.

$50 for any additional, consecutive presentation. Groups larger than 30 people require special arrangements.

 

Travel cost includes up to 20 miles round-trip. Mileage fee of the Federal Mileage Reimbursement rate applies to location outside of a 20 mile range.