“We had a lot of fun with the animals
and loved your wonderful
presentation, your kindness and patience with our little kids.”
Xochi, teacher, Sammamish
“Animal Encounters put on an
awesome show at my son’s
preschool. They had all sorts of
interesting reptiles and insects and
the kids got to touch and hold all of
them. Everyone had a great time
and learned a lot!”
“Kim Connolly has an amazing gift
for getting kids excited about
science through the use of animals.
My kids loved her classes and now
that we know about Animal
Encounters we will be having her at
our family reunion soon.”
“Animal Encounters was a great experience for my first graders.
We study Australia and the kids
are naturally drawn to the unusual animals that can be found there.
With Animal Encounters we were
able to bring the animals up close
and personal to the kids. The sugar gliders, wallaby, and bearded
dragon were a big hit. Thank you so
much for coming to our school - it
was an experience my students will never forget!”
Laura, teacher, Carnation Elementary
LOOKING FOR A FUN/EDUCATIONAL ANIMAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE CLASSROOM? Check out our SCHOOL programs!
Animal Encounters provides innovative and fun enrichment programs for preschool and K-6 students in a variety of settings, including both public and private schools, homeschool centers, summer camps and more.
We tailor each presentation to the needs of the educator, presenting relevant and age-appropriate content in a dynamic, interactive and entertaining manner that reinforces curricula.
We are USDA licensed, APHIS inspected, and insured. We carefully follow all regulations and guidelines for exhibiting animals, and are happy to work with school administrators to address any concerns or school-specific policies that may exist.
Have special needs students? Let us know so we can modify our presentation to meet their
needs and abilities!
Classroom encounters can vary in price depending on your needs and numbers of students.
Basic price is $265 an hour plus .75 a mile each way to your location from Issaquah. Additional time can be purchased at the rate of $100 per half hour. Hands on school encounters are for 15 children or less in a session. Sessions can be 20-60 minutes with a 5-10 minute transition built in.
If you have a larger group and want a hands on experience, we can add an additional presenter for a fee.
Have a larger group and want to keep costs down: Our Reptile and Australian program can be appropriate for groups of up to 25 with some hands on interaction. Hands off school assemblies are possible for very large groups- just ask.
Programs include modified versions of our popular Encounters programs, including:
AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS -
Studying Australia? We provide reinforcing content through interactions with a variety of amazing animals. We touch on geography, habitat, conservation and, especially, the incredible adaptations of animals found nowhere else.
Includes: Bennett's Wallaby, Sugar Gliders, Blue Tongued Skink, Bearded Dragons, Frilled Lizard, Woma Python, and Carpet Python.
AMAZING ARTHROPODS (BUGS)! -
Learn about adaptations, exoskeletons, defense mechanisms, and more! Many creatures can be held - all can be viewed close-up with lighted magnifiers (provided). See scorpions glow under a blacklight - an exciting and informative program!
Includes: Chilean Rose-haired Tarantula, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Vinegaroon, Flat Rock Scorpion, Millipedes, Blue Death-feigning Beetles, Tanzanian Tailless Whipscorpions, and more!
AFRICAN ANIMALS -
Our African Animals program is a perfect complement to classroom studies and is also available for multicultural events. Our animals display an amazing array of adaptations uniquely suiting them to life on the African continent.
Includes: Savannah Monitors, Kenyan Sand Boas, Ball Python, Flat Rock
Scorpion, Starburst Baboon Tarantula, Tailless Whipscorpion, African Pygmy Hedgehog
Our reptile program provides an educational and entertaining opportunity to interact with and study some amazing animals. All of our program animals are uniquely suited to being handled by children and exhibit excellent representations of the amazing adaptations and behaviors present in the reptile world.
Possible animals included are: Ball Python, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Savannah Monitor, Bearded Dragons, Cornsnake, Blue Tongued Skink, Kenyan Sand Boa, Frilled Lizard, Milk Snake, and Nigerian Uromastyx.
AMAZING ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS -
Are your students studying how animal’s bodies and behavior uniquely help them to survive? We can bring a variety of creatures with some of the most amazing adaptations on the planet. This gives your students a chance to witness and interact with these animals up close and right in the classroom!
Includes: Giant Vinegaroon, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Blue Tounged Skink, Blue Death Feigning Beetles, African Pygmy Hedgehog, Brazilian Rainbow Boa, Frilled Lizard, Milksnake, Bennett's Wallaby.
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