Education

Educational Programming to Foster an Appreciation for Wildlife

Ryder, The Fox Squirrel
Ryder, The Fox Squirrel

Ryder, The Fox Squirrel

Flint Creek Wildlife believes that public education is essential in order to foster an appreciation and respect for wildlife and wildlife habitats. To that end, we offer a variety of educational programming that can be tailored to almost any age group. We also customize some programs to address specific audience interests.

Our day-to-day interactions with the public often help us to identify areas of concern. As these areas are identified, we develop action plans to address these educational voids. An example of this process follows.

Education Programs

Education Programs

We are pleased to offer a series of educational programs that are available for organizations, schools, and youth groups. Please call us at (847) 842-8000 or email us at info@flintcreekwildlife.org for more information and pricing. Program durations may be adjusted to meet your group’s needs and content may be adjusted to target specific age groups. In addition to our standard programs, we also offer programs tailored to specific interests, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you don’t see a program that exactly meets your needs.

Remember to book early for best availability.

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Flint Creek Wildlife 911™

What is wildlife rehabilitation? Learn about the animals in our care, including what types of species and injuries we see. Experience the joy of releasing fully rehabilitated animals back to the wild through beautiful slide shows of actual releases.

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Furry and Feathered

What are the birds and mammals that you're most likely to see in our area? Learn fun facts about how they raise their young as well as some practical ways every person can help.

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Hunters of the Night

What makes owls have silent flight? How do they hunt so accurately at night? Which owl makes what sound? Learn all about the owls that are indigenous to Illinois, including some less common species that pass through the area. Get an up-close look at live birds of prey.

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Illinois Birds

Learn about common birds in our area including songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl. Where do they live? Where do they nest? How do they care for their young?

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Illinois Mammals

What are the most common mammals in our area? Where do they sleep? What do they eat? Learn all about mammals that are indigenous to Illinois.

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Illinois Raptors

Do you know about the birds of prey that live in our area? Learn about hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures that are indigenous to Illinois. Get an up-close look at live birds of prey.

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Raptor Adaptations

Do you know why American Kestrels bob their heads during flight? Learn lots of cool facts about the physical characteristics that help hawks, owls, falcons, and vultures survive in the wild. Get an up-close look at live birds of prey.

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The Secrets of Migration

Learn about the phenomenon of migration including the different methods that birds use to migrate and some of the dangers they face.

The use of educational animals in our programs enhances the learning experience and provides the audience with an up-close view of these magnificent animals. All of Flint Creek Wildlife's educational animals are non-releasable because they wouldn't be able to survive in the wild due to the nature of their injuries. They now have a second chance at life here at Flint Creek Wildlife.

Education Animals

Education Animals

All of Flint Creek Wildlife's educational animals are non-releasable due to the nature of their injuries. In other words, animals that cannot survive in their natural habitat because of their injuries have been given a second chance at Flint Creek Wildlife - educating the public while living out their natural lives.

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Red-tailed Hawk

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Darwin

American Kestrel

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Fluff

American Kestrel

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Journey

Ferruginous Hawk

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Junior

Great Horned Owl

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Justice

Great Horned Owl

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Kotori

Eastern Screech Owl

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