Our educational ambassador animals can be a fantastic tool to teach students about wildlife and nature. We are now offering virtual, interactive lessons as well as in-person visits. Choose from a variety of wildlife programs with our Animal Ambassadors covering a range of topics for all ages.

Our Environmental Educators can visit you at your school, or you can visit us in-person or virtually! With live-interactive lessons, pre-recorded classes, and more, we can fit your schedule and budget.

Virtual Programs
Is your school in distance learning or a hybrid model? Let us help you engage students and meet science standards with digital lessons taught by our team of educators.

Full-Day or Multi-Day Virtual Experience: Let our team of instructors lead your students through a combination of live, pre-recorded, and self-directed lessons about wildlife, ecology, STEM, and more! Select from themed packages to give your students a fun and cohesive experience. Timing can be flexible to meet your scheduling needs.

Live Animal Programming: 30 minutes to 1-hour virtual experience with live animals. Our programs cover key environmental science principles, and students can submit questions and receive answers in real time.

Lesson Packs: Get a set of Outdoor Science lessons you can teach on your own! This includes video content, digital documents, and lesson plans designed or reviewed by a licensed teacher.

In-Person Outreach Programming

Is your school doing Hybrid Model or In-person Instruction? Our staff can safely bring outdoor learning to your students at your school, without the added risk of a student field trip.
Outdoor Science Courses: Our instructors will lead your students through outdoor classes on wildlife, ecology, and environmental science. Select from specialized classes such as Animal Signs and Forest Explorers that are designed to be done on school grounds and can be adjusted to fit your existing class schedule. Contact us for a complete course offering list.
Live Animal Programming: Book a 1-hour experience, or even up to a full day of educational programming with our live animal ambassadors. Choose from a variety of programs for all age groups.

Field Trips to Osprey Wilds

Field trips to Osprey Wilds must adhere to certain requirements. If your student group meets these requirements, you may contact our reservations coordinator to book your dates. NOTE: Some class offerings will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. We appreciate your understanding.

Day Trips:
For school groups of up to 40 students that can do In-Person learning under MDE recommendations
Experience 2 of our outdoor Science classes and have a picnic lunch on the grounds. Our kitchen can safely prepare individualized bag lunches, or schools can bring their own.
Learn outdoors safely with our well-trained and conscientious staff!

Overnight Visits:
For school groups of up to 28 people (students and teachers/adult chaperones) that can do In-Person learning under MDE recommendations
Experience a multi-day trip in an intimate setting. Students will sleep 2 to a room with their own sinks/handwashing stations and sleeping areas more than 6 feet apart.
Our kitchen will safely prepare individual meals for each participant in our socially-distanced dining hall.
Learn outdoors safely with our well-trained and conscientious staff!

If you would like to book an Outreach Program or a Field Trip, our Reservations Coordinator and Education Director will go over our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan with you in detail prior to booking your dates.
If you have questions, please contact us at Schools@ospreywilds.org