Classroom Programs

Once in a Wild has educational roots, and our staff is always ready to provide an amazing learning experience to our guests. We believe that education is the first step in encouraging others to learn about, appreciate, and want to protect animals.

What better way to accomplish teaching others about nature than by providing amazing classroom programs to children of all ages? Not only do we give educational presentations, but we are also providing amazing up close, hands-on experiences with our animals that provide memories that last a lifetime. This in turn supports the development of empathy, appreciation, and respect for all living things and where they call home. 

The Science of Real Life

Often times students can be taught about something in a class or read it in a book. That said, until they experience it hands-on, they may never truly understand what they are learning. Furthermore, studies show that applying real-life experiences to curriculum helps students learn about animals and retain what is being taught.

Live animal programs can also apply to many different classes or curriculums (TEKS) and are for students of all ages. Whether they are very young, attending college, (or somewhere in between) encountering live animals up close is definitely a learning experience to remember! 

The Once in a Wild Difference

Not only are our staff very educated, knowledgeable, and experienced, we offer fun, clean, and safe animal programs for every student and the animal involved. We are not a traditional petting zoo and can set up either indoors or outdoors, depending on your requirements. Trained staff are always present to ensure the safety and comfort of the students. Additionally, we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Learning about animals has never been so easy!

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