Vicky Beckham Smith of A-Z ANIMALS presents interesting information filled environmental education programs on a variety of wildlife subjects and other environmental subjects. A-Z ANIMALS environmental education classes include a power point presentation, presentation of live animals in a safe way, and hands on experiences with biofacts (skulls, preserved specimens, bones, pelts, wings, feet etc) and activities and literature that relate to the subject and that re-enforce information of the class. These programs are a great alternative to field trips as nature is brought into the classroom. Most often requested subjects: bats, reptiles, adaptations, birds, endangered species, creepy critters, manatees and insects.
Vicky believes hands-on education provides students and adults with a greater appreciation of nature. Vicky is available for classroom presentations, library presentations, rec center and nature center presentations as well as other community presentations. She also offers teacher workshops on bats. Programs are available in GA and AL and meet state standards.
Batty About Bats
Do You Have Class? (a look at the classification system)
Our Fine Feathered Friends
Scales and More Scales (a look at reptiles)
Mammals--Like you and Me
Gentle Sea Cows (a look at manatees)
The Web of Life
Animal ABC's (an on-going program for preschoolers as they learn their ABC's)
Down and Dirty (a program on soil)
Going, Going, Gone (a look at endangered species and reasons behind the endangerment)
Rocks and Minerals
Quack Attack (a look at waterfowl)
Nature Crafts and Recycled Items Crafts
A State of Matter (many experiments and activities related to water)
What's in the Woods? (a look at trees, plants and animals that live in the forest and products that come from the forest)
Have special program in mind- or want to combine 2 programs into one --Vicky loves creating new and different programs just let her know and she will work with you to create the perfect program.
All programs are created for small groups of 50 or less to provide more time for interaction with the students and to allow hands-on activities. Programs can be adapted for larger groups and fees will vary depending on customers needs. The program length is generally 45-60. If more time is desired additional costs may be added. Games and activites, songs, poems and literature are often part of the programs. School programs include educational materials and other activities to be used post-program.
Teacher Workshops are available. Please contact Vicky for more information.