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Nature Van Request Form


Please note: For the fall of 2021, your school must have an outdoor space under cover for Nature Van presentations. Our delicate taxidermy animals cannot be sanitized between classes; we will be requiring any students who want to participate in “touch time” to use hand sanitizer before and after touching the taxidermy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Scholarships available! Complete the information below to apply.

Please note: Nature Van presentations do not include live animals.

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Let us bring the wild to you with a visit from our Nature Van full of taxidermy, skeletons, bio-facts, and more!

Have you ever touched a skunk's fur or felt a rattlesnake's scales? This interactive presentation provides students with the opportunity to be hands-on with animals they wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience up close, leaving them with a strengthened sense of responsibility toward preserving our planet.

Choose from the list of topics below.

California Wildlife
A touch of feathers, fur and scales!  Learn about the astounding animals that live right here in our own neighborhoods.  This presentation provides an overview of our state’s wonderfully diverse wildlife.

Birds of a Feather
From zipping hummingbirds to soaring raptors, examine the amazing adaptations of our feathered friends.  Students will leave thinking that perhaps having a bird brain isn’t such a bad thing!

Marvelous Mammals
Purrs, howls, hisses and growls!  Investigate the surprising diversity of mammals, from marsupials and mustelids to felines and canines, and find out where humans fit into this furry cast of critters.

Redwood Giants
Who is hiding amongst the tallest trees in the world?  Take a peek into life in a Coastal Redwood Forest.  From banana slugs on the forest floor to owls in the canopy, investigate the interdependency of organisms hidden in each layer of this spectacular forest.

Ocean Adventures
Dive into the remarkable ways animals have adapted to living in each ocean habitat, from tidepools and sandy beaches to kelp forests and the open ocean.

Wild Wetlands
Creeks, ponds and wetlands!  Wade into the unique lifecycles of the animals that pass through these watery worlds.  Explore this vanishing habitat to learn exactly why it is worth preserving and how you can help.

Going Green
Let our local wildlife teach you simple ways to help preserve our planet. Investigate the issues affecting wildlife and learn simple ways that you can make a difference. It's easy being green?

$200 for 1st presentation, $120 for each additional presentation, $1 per mile travel fee ($10 minimum). 

45-60 minute presentations, pre-K to adult, 30 person maximum per presentation.

Your school may be eligible for a WildCare Scholarship! Click here for more information on our scholarship program.
If you have questions about the Nature Van Program, please call 415-453-1000 x19 or email kate@discoverwildcare.org.





Question - Not Required - If neither date is available, please let us know the best day(s) of the week to schedule your Nature Van Program:

Question - Not Required - Please let us know what day(s) of the week are NOT available (if any):



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Nature Van Program Timing:
Nature Van programs are designed to be presented in 60 minutes (45 minutes for Preschool and K) time slots to a class of 25 students (30 person maximum, including adults). This includes 5-10 minutes  for students to get a closer look and touch the taxidermy animals and bio-facts we bring at the end of each presentation.

Since you know your schedules best, we ask that you create a schedule that works for your class(es).

Please allow a half hour minimum for setting up the taxidermy and bio-facts in the designated room, a minimum 5-10 minute (maximum 20 minute) break for the presenter between presentations (if there are multiple presentations in one day), and a half hour minimum/one hour maximum break for lunch (if applicable).

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Do you need to apply for a scholarship for your Nature Van Program?

If yes, please complete the questions below:

(Click here for the link to the current year Free or Reduced Price Meal (FRPM) information on WildCare's Scholarship Information page.)
If you are able to accept a smaller scholarship it would be greatly appreciated, as this will enable us to reach even more students in the Bay Area.


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