Wildlife Education Programs

Eduction director holding red-tailed hawk to show child

Outreach Programing 

Our nature-based programming is designed for all ages.  Programs can be scheduled for any length of time, but are generally designed to be 45-60 minutes in length.  Programs can be scheduled year-round at Northwoods Wildlife Center, at your school, school forest, lake association meeting, library, etc. See below for a list of program offerings.  Educational programs can be created or changed to best fit your organization’s needs.



Learn About Our Programs

We offer programs on a variety of topics and even offer the option to customize your own according to your groups interests and needs.

Come To a Public Event

There are always a multitude of  pre-scheduled events and programs to attend in the local area. Check out our upcoming schedule below!

Book Your Own Event 

Our programs are great anyone exited to learn about our local wildlife. Learn more about our specific programs and pricing options below. 

Our Programs 

Birds of Prey

Through our birds of prey educational program, you will learn about the unique and beautiful adaptations that help these fantastic birds hunt and survive. Our educators usually bring Tommi, an extraordinary and gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk.

On our education tour, you will see Peregrine Falcons, Great Horned Owls, Goshawks, Red Tailed Hawks, and Great Horned Owls. You will also get to see a full-sized bald eagle nest, test your grip against some of the strongest grips in the animal kingdom and learn all sorts of great things about birds of prey.

image of woody the wood turtle smiling

Turtles of Wisconsin

Turtles maybe slow, but they aren’t boring. 

Learn the ins and outs of turtles and their many adaptations that make them so unique! Hold real turtle shells, and meet a couple of our resident turtles up close and personal!

Other Possible Program Topics:

  • Bald Eagles
  • Gray Wolves
  • Beaver Ecology
  • Northwoods Lake Life
  • Porcupines
  • Fun with Fossils
  • Animals that Come from Eggs
  • Songbirds of the Northwoods
  • Insects of Wisconsin
  • Attracting Backyard Birds
  • How to be a Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Wisconsin’s Frogs and Toads
  • Animal Tracks
  • Black Bears
  • Common Loons
  • Human Impacts on Wildlife
  • Rocks and Minerals (small fee)
  • Hummingbirds

Upcoming Schedule

Below is our upcoming program schedule, to check availability, prices and to see more information such as the specific location and time of the programs. please visit the venues website. 

Book Your Own Program 

Our pricing is dependent on the location of the program.

At Our Center

$5 per person

Group sizes may be limited due to COVID-19 precautions.

  • Includes Guided Tour of Center
  • Limited Capacity of Max 25 People 


$150 + $0.55 per mile round trip

Mileage included within 30 miles of Northwoods Wildlife Center.

  • No Guided Tour
  • Capacity dependent on venue 

No Funds?

Donor-subsidized education program

If your group or school doesn’t have the budget, we will always find a way to make it work for you.



We Hope To See You Soon!

For more information on any of our educational offerings, contact our wildlife educator, Bart Kotarba at bart.nwc8683@gmail.com.