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!
Zoomfari Virtual Presentations
Looking for a way to supplement your teaching? Enhance your zoom meeting? Entertain your kids? Our Zoomfaris are the perfect way to connect people with the natural world from the comfort of your own home! These online, real time animal programs are tailored to your audience. You can choose from our existing programs that are aligned with the Oregon State Standards or make a custom request! To inquire about traveling educational presentations, please reach out to our education department at 541.679.6761 ex 221 or at email@example.com.
30 minute program
60 minute program
*All programs subject to availability; Wildlife Safari reserves the right to substitute animals
African Adventure (Elephants, giraffe, hippos)
Travel to North Africa and meet our megafauna! Spend some time at the barn learning about our elephant herd, understanding why giraffe are called the watchtowers of the Serengetti and meet Padron and Tony the hippos!
Reptile Rendez-vous (Snakes, lizards, tortoises)
Are snakes really slimy? Who is the largest tortoise at Safari? Get up close and personal with some slithery friends! From an eight foot long snake to a tortoise who can live 80 years, you will learn about a variety of species in the reptile kingdom.
Let’s Flamingle! (Flamingoes, parrots, cranes)
Mammals aren’t the only social creatures, birds are all about mingling too! From parrot preening to crane choreography, birds spend a lot of time together. Synchronized dances and group swims are a big part of bird life, but these activities aren’t just done for fun. Meet Safari’s most colorful feathered residents to discover the benefits of being a boisterous bird.
Totally into Training! (variety of available animals)
How does an animal learn a new behavior? Why do we train our animals? Can any animal be trained? Get a behind the scenes look at the variety of behaviors our animals are capable of and learn all about the different ways these behaviors help us work with them.
Extraordinary Enrichment! (variety of available animals)
Safari animals have it made compared to their wild cousins! They don’t have to chase down food, fight for a spot to sleep, or deal with disease on their own. Living the life of leisure is great, but what do Safari animals do with their extra time? That’s where enrichment comes into play! Learn what enrichment is, how keepers choose items for each animal, and what animals do with these items.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Program Topics and Oregon Science Standards
Animal Essentials (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish)
Oregon Science Standards: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-3, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS2-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1,
4-LS1-2, 5-ESS3-1, 5-PS3-1, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS3-2, MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4-4, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS2-8, HS-
LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS-ESS3-1
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-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS4-4
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?
Oregon Science Standards: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, 2-LS4-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, 5-LS2-1, MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4-4
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-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS2-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1, 5-PS3-1, MS-
LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS4-4, HS-LS2-8
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-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5,
MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4-4, HS-LS2-8, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5
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: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS1-1, 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2,
5-ESS3-1, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS3-2, MS-LS4-4, MS-ESS3-4, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5
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: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS1-1, 3-LS1-1, 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-ESS3-1,
MS-LS3-2, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4-4, MS-ESS3-4, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4
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-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-LS2-1, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS4-4,
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: K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS4-1, 4-LS1-1, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS3-2, MS-LS4-
2, MS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5
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: K-LS1-1, K-ESS2-2, K-ESS3-3, 1-LS1-2, 2-LS2-2, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS2-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-
LS1-2, 5-LS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, 5-PS3-1, MS-LS1-4, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS4-4, MS-ESS3-4, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS2-
8, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS-ESS3-1
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Educational Outreach program?
This exciting variety of programs features animals from around the world and is presented by our
professionally trained staff. It can be tailored to enhance your curriculum or event needs. Presentations
are safe, interactive, and designed for a variety of audiences. We offer several presentation options:
assemblies, classroom presentations, and an animal informational booth.
What is the difference between the various programs?
-Assemblies are a formal presentation lasting around 60 minutes. Animals will be brought out one at a
time and the speaker will talk about each animal. Close-up animal meet and greets after the
presentation may be available depending on the space and group size. Available for groups of more than
-Classroom presentations are 20-45 minute programs that can be focused on a variety of pre-prepared
topics or tailored specifically to your classroom. Up close meet and greets available after the
presentations. Available for groups up to 35 people.
-The animal information booth is most appropriate when there will be many guests moving around in an
area and allows the guests to come up to our table and meet the animals informally. This allows for
people to come and go and ask questions. Also includes animal artifacts and general Wildlife Safari
Which animals will visit?
We have a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles that are specifically trained and acclimated for
outreach programs. We cannot guarantee specific animals; however, we will try to accommodate your
requests. Please let us know if your group has any curriculum interests (studying specific types of
animals, regions, or topics), and we will do our best to incorporate these animals and themes into our
Can the audience touch the animals?
Touching is never guaranteed and is always at the discretion of Safari staff. Touch opportunities are
based on a variety of factors including audience size, audience age, animal demeanor, etc. However, we
typically provide some interactive opportunities for audience participation.
Is this program available only to schools in Winston/Roseburg?
No. We can “Bring the Zoo” to schools, community, corporate, and media events in most areas of
Oregon, Northern California, and Southern Washington.
How can I schedule an Education Outreach Program?
Reservation forms must be received at least two (2) weeks in advance. Please be aware that our Animal
Outreach program is very popular, and dates fill up quickly. During our busy season (March-September),
reservations should be made as early as possible to secure a date. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-679-6761 ext 221 to make a reservation.
Does a teacher/adult need to be present during the program?
Yes, we ask that a teacher or adult is always present and monitoring audience members. Wildlife Safari
may cancel an in-progress program at any time if it is determined that the environment has become
Can we request that a program be done outside?
Yes, we can present programs indoors and outdoors; however several factors must be considered,
including temperature, shading, and noise levels. If the program is held during hot weather, the
presentation area must provide shade. During weather extremes (excessive heat or cold, rain, snow or
windy conditions), programs may be cancelled if a suitable backup area is not available.
What do I need to provide?
Please let us know if we need to bring a table, pop-up, or electricity when booking your outreach. Please
note if a sound system is available for our use, or if we need to bring one with us. The presentation area
must have plenty of space for two tables, our presenters, and the animals.
We prefer a ten foot buffer between the animal display tables and the audience. Auditoriums,
cafeterias, and gyms are typically the best places for programs. Please note that the animals must be
safely housed where program guests cannot access them during the presentation. The presentation area
should be cleared for staff to bring in animals and equipment at least 15 minutes prior to the start time
of the program.
When will the Education Outreach staff arrive?
Our team requires little set up time for the program. Typically, they will arrive 15-20 minutes before the
scheduled start time. Please reserve a parking area that is easily accessible to an entrance area near the
program. During extreme weather, unloading MUST occur close to an entrance area. After unloading,
our van may be moved to a different parking location; however, it must stay within a reasonable
distance of the program area in case of an emergency.
Are there any other special considerations of which we should be aware?
Yes. Loud noises can scare our animals, so please refrain from having music, bands, or other loud
activities going on in the area. In addition, costumed characters, inflatable bounce houses, or other large
moving objects should not be in the area.
Please note that for the safety of our animals, other animals (SPCA, petting zoos, class or personal pets,
service animals, etc.) are not allowed near our animals (must be a distance of at least 75 feet/25 yards).
**Wildlife Safari reserves the right to change these programs and policies without notice.