Bring the Zoo to you!

Our educational and cheetah outreach programs are just a couple of the ways Wildlife Safari reaffirms our commitment to conservation & education. Just about every day, Wildlife Safari Ambassador Cheetahs are visiting schools, hospitals and other public places to instill the awe and wonder of wildlife conservation that we all share, in people of all ages. Our educational outreach programs reach thousands of students each year and even meet or contain Oregon Educational Science Standards. Learn more about each of these programs below!

Cheetah Outreach

Wildlife Safari is the number two cheetah breeding facility on Earth and the number one breeding center outside of Africa. Safari works as a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums within the Species Survival Plan for cheetahs to ensure species propagation, variety and survival. Some cheetahs become important ambassadors, representing their wild counterparts in various public appearances, school visits, and more. To inquire about how to set up your own cheetah outreach, contact Wildlife Safari Guest Services at 541.679.6761 or at

Educational & Oregon Science Standards Outreach

Wildlife Safari has worked to develop the following programs to meet, contain elements of or exceed Oregon State Science Standards. Our inquiry-based programs are up close and hands on & include the use of live animals. Our presentations and animals will add some wild fun to your classroom! To inquire about traveling educational presentations, please reach out to our education department at 541.679.6761 ex 221 or at

Animal Essentials (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish)
Oregon Science Standards: K.1P.1, K.2P.1, 1.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 6.2L.2, 7.1L.1, 7.2L.2, 8.1L.1, H.2L.2

Choose to have a general animal lesson over viewing characteristics and habitats of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and/or birds.


Good Morning and Goodnight!

Oregon Science Standards: K.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 8.2L.1, H.2L.2

Discover who’s going to bed when you’re waking up and who’s waking up when you’re going to bed! What do nocturnal, diurnal and crepuscular mean and why do animals have different sleep patterns? Did you know that giraffes only sleep for an hour a day?


Creepy Crawlies
Oregon Science Standards: 1.1L.1, 2.2L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 7.1L.1, 8.1L.1, H.2L.3

Did you know that over 95% of all animals are spineless?  Some even have skeletons on the outside of their bodies! Take some time to examine some of these amazing animals and discover why they are so important to life as we know it.


To Eat or to Be Eaten
Oregon Science Standards: K.1L.1, 1.1L.1, 1.2K.1, 2.1L.1

Did you know some animals are vegetarians?  What’s the difference between a food chain and a food web? Carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, decomposers, plants, and scavengers – can one live without the other?  Examine how we are all linked in the delicate circle of life.


The Physics of Animals
Oregon Science Standards: K.2P.1, 1.2P.1, 3.2P.1, 5.2P.1, 7.2P.1, 8.2P.2

How does the cheetah run and turn so quickly? What forces are involved with flight? Who would have known that animals rely so much on physics for their survival?


Animals…the Next Generation
Oregon Science Standards: 2.2L.1, 3.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 6.2L.2, 7.1L.1, H.2L.3

Did you know that some species don’t even need a partner to reproduce? Learn about the variety of life cycles in the animal kingdom and some of the fascinating things animals will do to attract a mate!


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Oregon Science Standards: 1.2L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 6.2L.2, H.2L.2

What is the difference between an endangered and a vulnerable species? What are some of the most prevalent endangered animals that exist? Take a look at the causes of species extinction and what zoos and scientists are doing to recover species populations!


Scent-sational Animals! (30-minute option)
Oregon Science Standards: K.1L.1, 1.1L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 8.2L.1

Learn about the 5 senses and how different animals use them to survive.  Discover how animal senses differ from human senses.


Dressed the Best
Oregon Science Standards: 1.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 3.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 8.2L.1

Fur or feathers, scales or skin, every animal is dressed in something.  Find out why different animals are dressed the way they are and how it helps them survive in their environment.


Home Sweet Habitat
Oregon Science Standards: 1.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 6.2L.2, 7.2L.2, H.2L.2

A shelter is only one of the items an animal needs to survive.  Learn about animal homes, the other items needed to survive, and explore a variety of habitats/biomes from around the world including the animals that live there!

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