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Wildlife Education Programs

The West Sound Wildlife Shelter provides live animal education programs which focus on species natural history, wildlife conservation, and coexisting with wildlife. We are excited to announce that our Education Program is now offering both in-person and virtual wildlife education programs to help meet the needs of virtual learning communities. We have several program themes available and can customize our programming to fit your needs. Our flexible scheduling and programming will compliment any class or event. We have scholarships available for Bainbridge Island educators, homeschool groups, scout troops, and non-profit organizations. Book your program today!

Our wildlife education programs generally last approximately 30 minutes to an hour and feature two or more wildlife ambassadors. Our virtual programming (offered through Zoom) starts at $100. Our in-person education programs start at $200 for Kitsap County programs, and $250 for out of county programs. We charge tolls and mileage for all out-of-county, in-person programming.

Thanks to generous funding from the Bainbridge Island Community Foundation, we are able to offer several free programs to Bainbridge Island Educators. This includes public and private schools and home school groups.

For groups of ten or more, we also can arrange outdoor, socially distanced programs at the shelter.

If you would like further information on one of our live animal education programs, please fill out the form below.

Some available program themes:

  • Owl Adaptations: This program will focus on the unique physical adaptations of owls and how those adaptations aid in survival.
  • Pacific Northwest Raptors: This program will discuss the physical attributes of raptors and cover natural history aspects of some Pacific Northwest raptor species.
  • Ecosystem Explorers: This program will discuss food web relationships and the importance of prey and predator species.
  • Reading with Raptors: In this program, our educators will read a children’s book with the assistance of an educational ambassador.

To request a Wildlife Education Program, please fill out the google Booking Form below.

Thanks to generous funding from the Bainbridge Island Community Foundation, we are able to offer several scholarships to Bainbridge Island educators.

Bainbridge Community Foundation

For more information about our Education Program, please use the below form to contact us.