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About Our Programs

One-Hour Programs

Each year, NWR’s educators give dozens presentations to local civic, special interest, school and extra-curricular groups. We commonly work with groups such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Nebraska Humane Society, birding associations and nature conservancy groups to educate the public about Nebraska's native wildlife.

Our educators can present on a variety of wildlife topics. Our educators are licensed wildlife rehabilitators, educated and knowledgeable in the fields of the natural history of wildlife in Nebraska, wildlife education, and human/wildlife conflict, among other topics. We offer several different programs, and are also happy to tailor a speaking program to suit your group's interest or your students' curriculum.

Possible topics include:

Bats of Nebraska and the World

Turtles of Nebraska 

Biophillic Backyards: Living with Urban Wildlife

Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Winter Wildlife

Nebraska Baby Wildlife & Parenting Strategies

Wildlife Rehabilitation in Nebraska

Animal Adaptations


Six- to Eight- Week Programs

Our educators offer six- to eight-week programs with a set curriculum for school and other groups. These programs include 1 or two sessions per week and include units in:

Critter Quest

Nocturnal Neighbors

Winter Wildlife

Amazing Adaptations

We can also design a curriculum that suits your students' course of study.  For more information, please contact us.


Program Fees

Our presentation fee is $75 for the first hour, and $40 per hour for each additional hour for programs in the Omaha area. A minimum fee of $75 is charged, regardless of program length. Most programs generally last one hour. For engagements outside of the Omaha area, please contact us for pricing.

For six- to eight-week programs, please contact us for pricing.


Things to Note When Requesting a Speaker

Our educators do not bring animals to groups of children under the age of eight, although programs without live animals may be possible. They will speak to family groups of all ages, provided the parents of the children are present.

We ask that you contact us at least one month prior to the date of your event (2 to 3 months is preferred). We will schedule events up to one year in advance if possible.

If you would like to discuss your group's needs or to schedule a speaker, please let us know!