Wildlife Education Programs

Eduction director holding red-tailed hawk to show child

Wildlife Educational Programing 

Our nature-based wildlife education programs are designed for all ages and interest groups.  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.




Wildlife Education Favorites

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.

Inquire about the Birds of Prey Program

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!

Inquire about the Turtle Program

an osprey getting tube fed as part of it's rehabilitation after getting attacked by an eagle

Stories from the Front Lines of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

The birds and animals we rescue and rehabilitate often have interesting stories that help us understand how our actions and decisions affect their lives. Using actual video and photography of Northwoods Wildlife Center rehabbers treating and caring for sick, injured, and orphaned animals, learn how you can help them and be a wildlife hero!

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A large grasshopper used for insect education programs at the Northwoods Wildlife Center

Wonderful World of Insects

Discover the fascinating world of insects through this creepy and crawly education program! Delve into the intricate lives of these remarkable creatures as we utilize live, yet safe, insects to illustrate their vital roles in the ecosystem. Our hands-on approach encourages exploration and understanding, providing students with a unique opportunity to observe these tiny marvels up close. From pollination to decomposition, students will gain invaluable insights into the significance of insects in maintaining ecological balance. Join us for an unforgettable learning experience that sparks curiosity and appreciation for the often-overlooked heroes of the natural world. Sign up your school group today and embark on a journey of discovery!

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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
  • 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

Book Your Own Program 

Our pricing is dependent on the location of the program.

At Our Center

$7 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.