Education Programs

Part of our mission is to be an education resource to teach and inspire the public to appreciate and live respectfully with wildlife. Think Wild offers a Wildlife Hotline to answer wildlife questions and concerns and Think Wild Education Programs with wildlife-focused programming, workshops and curriculum.

We are currently offering education programs on-site, off-site and online!

COVID-19 P O L I C I E S:
• Masks are required at all times
• Think Wild now offers a variety of virtual programs
• Groups of 9 or under can participate in indoor hospital programs, otherwise programs must be outdoors

GENERAL P O L I C I E S:
• Groups must provide sufficient supervision (ex: 1 adult/10 kids)
• Food and drink are not included in program fees
• All participants and/or legal guardians must sign a waiver prior to or during program
• 72 hour cancellation notice required or your group will be charged full program fee

V I R T U A L

Duration: 30 min - 1 hour
Program Fee: $50/hr
Program Topics:
Wildlife Trivia (1 hr)
• K-2
• 3-5
• Middle
• High school
What is Wildlife Rehab (30-45 min)
• All ages
• Q&A
Wildlife Career Talk (30-45 min)
• Middle and High School
• Q&A

Customized onsite and offsite programs are available on an hourly basis. Please contact Sally Compton at sally@thinkwildco.org to learn more and ask questions.

O N - S I T E

Duration: 1-4 hours
Program Fee: Costs vary depending on program and group size, starting at $50.00
Program options:

Workshops, 1-2 hrs

- All About Beaks (grades 6-12), 1 hr
- Lab Diagnostics (grades 9-12), 2 hr
- Wildlife Necropsy (grades 9-12), 1 hr
- Feather ID (grades 4-8), 1 hr
- Wildlife Enrichment (seasonal, grades K-8), 1 hr
- Vertebrate Anatomy (grades 9-12), 2 hr
- Owl Pellet Dissection (grades 3-8), 1 hr

Tours, 30 min - 1 hr, FREE 
- Hospital Site Tour (30 min)
- Wildlife Rehabilitation 101 (1 hr)

Volunteer Projects, half to full day, contact for more information
Seasonal, depending on group size, skill level and ages

O F F - S I T E

Duration: 1-3 hours
Program Fee: $75/hr
Program Options:

School Visit, 1 hr, all ages
- Trivia
- What is Wildlife Rehabilitation
- Wildlife Careers Talk

Outdoor Programs, 1-3 hrs, all ages
- K-12 Educational programming focused on topics relating to Central Oregon wildlife, ecology, and conservation
- Program topics and duration can be curated according to need on a limited scope
- Existing programs include:

  • Wildlife scavenger hunt (K-8)
  • Migration journey (K-8)
  • Web of Life (grades 4-8)
  • Owl Pellet Dissection (3-8)
  • Human-Wildlife Conflicts (K-12)
  • Foraging for Wildlife (seasonal, 3-12)

"River Ecology" Deschutes Riverwalk at the Old Mill District, 1 hr, all ages
- 1.2 miles walk along the Deschutes River

River Clean-up, 2 hrs, all ages, FREE
- Leave No Trace principles
- Human-Wildlife Conflict