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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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The heart of our business is education. We take great pride in our school enrichment programs. Our goal is to strengthen each student’s knowledge of the grade level TEKS and structure our programs to enhance those skills needed to improve STAAR test scores. Our programs are entertaining and educational. We truly believe that our animals will leave an impression on students that will last a lifetime.

  • TEKS Alignments For All Ages
  • Title 1 Family Programs
  • Social Emotional Learning Connections
  • Secure and Hands On Learning
  • Tailored Programs For Special Populations 
  • Experience Brought To You
  • Emphasis On Science And Social Studies
  • STEAM Teams For “Camp-Like” Experience, STEAM or STEM Days/Nights, And Science Nights
  • CTE Goals For Animals Science Pathways In Hands On Learning

Our School Programs:

Single Presentations – One instructor can bring our animal presentation to the classroom, cafetorium, gymnasium, library, science lab or (in some cases and weather permitted) to the outdoor areas of the school. Our presentations last 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Group size is not limited, but the smaller the group, the more interactive the presentation. The single presentations are great for one grade level only, or small schools. 

Multiple Presentations – For larger schools, or multiple grade levels, we suggest choosing our multiple program option.  Many schools schedule a presentation for each grade level during the normal specials period.  Our instructor will come out with our wonderful group of animals and stay the entire school day.  Price breakdowns are found on our pricing page.

Education Station – Two or more of our instructors will set up a “booth-type” display with educational items that the students can come by to see and experience. We generally also bring 4-5 of our live animals (including mammals, reptiles, and arthropods). These are great for come and go events, science nights, etc. These stations are from 2-3 hours only.

STEAM Team – We bring out our team! Our group of instructors will come to your school for a full educational experience!! Our staff will set up in separate locations on your campus, do simultaneous programs, and the students will rotate to us. You choose the programs that best fit your students. This is a perfect option for STEAM nights/events or for in-house field trips!

(NEW) Conservation Presentation – with Dezzi the Sloth.  Students will learn about the rainforest and the animals that call this area their home. We will discuss topics like endangered species, habitats, adaptations, food chain, and invasive species.  Students will experience a better understanding of the importance of conservation of this vital area and the amazing animals that live there. (Offered at the DFW location only at this time)

Just a Few of Our Many Class Options:

Fur vs Scales – This class reinforces the difference between mammals and reptiles.  By seeing and touching animals like the chinchilla, patagonia cavy, and hedgehog, students can get an idea of the function of fur and what it takes to survive as a warm blooded animal.  Once they see and touch reptiles like the skink, chameleon, and snake, they can better understand the different functions of scales and how cold blooded animals survive in their environment.

Popular Picks – Just a variety of our crowd favorites and a fun and entertaining program explaining facts about each animal.

Desert Animals – The African spurred tortoise, bearded dragon, tarantula, and red kangaroo are a few of our animals that are equipped to survive in a dry desert climates.  We discuss what structures and survival techniques these creatures have that allow them to endure hot summers and drought conditions.

Rainforest Animals – We start at the floor of the forest and examine creatures such as the decomposers (like the giant millipede) that help break down debris and deposit nutrients in the soil. We also discuss the skink and salamander and their roles in the forest.  We observe and discuss the frogs, sugar gliders and snakes that might be found as we make our way to the canopy.

Trip Around the World – This interesting program takes students on a trip around the world with stops on various continents to explore the animals that live there, and fun facts about each. This is a great geography class.

Biomes – This class is very similar to the Trip Around the World program, but deals more with the biomes and the animals that live in each.  This is also a great geography program!

Food Chain – “What’s Eating You?”– This class begins with decomposers like worms, millipedes, and cockroaches and works it’s way up the food chain.  This class is a fun and interesting way for students to learn and appreciate the animals that comprise each level and their importance.

Endangered Species – Students take a look at some endangered species and discuss man’s role in habitat destruction and over hunting.  Students will learn the dangers of  invasive species.

The Wonders Down Under – Good day Mate! This program is an exciting look at some of Australia’s most interesting creatures like the blue tongued skink, bearded dragon, sugar glider, wallaby, and Jaxx, the big red kangaroo.  This class discusses the various climates on this continent and what it takes to survive down under.

Not So Secret Lives of Pets – A first hand look at some of The Creature Teacher’s picks for pets.  Taking on a pet is a huge responsibility, and this program addresses some options, the pros and cons of each, and helpful hints when picking out a pet.

God’s Amazing Creatures – It’s hard to look at our amazing animals without thinking what an awesome God created each one for a special purpose.  Every one is unique and wonderful and we would love to bring out some of our favorites to show your group. This is one of our favorite classes!  This is perfect for home school groups, private Christian schools, or youth groups.

Explore Nature’s Classroom With Innovative Animal Education Programs for Schools

Wildlife education offers an exciting approach to learning. It brings the wonders of nature into the classroom, enhancing student engagement and comprehension. But why is wildlife education so crucial for today’s students? This enriching experience connects young minds to the natural world, fostering a sense of responsibility and curiosity.

What Makes Our Wildlife School Programs Unique?

Our wildlife school programs stand out because of their alignment with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). They are not just fun but also educational, aiding students in improving their STAAR test scores. These programs encompass a variety of subjects, from science to social studies, making them perfect for STEAM and STEM initiatives, embodying a true science enrichment experience.

Engaging Topics Tailored to Curiosity

Our class options are diverse, covering themes like “Fur vs Scales,” “Desert Animals,” and “The Wonders Down Under.” These topics are designed to captivate and educate, addressing different grade levels and interests. Each program is a journey of discovery, from understanding animal characteristics to exploring environmental conservation.

How Do We Ensure a Safe and Hands-on Learning Experience?

Safety and engagement are our top priorities. We provide secure, hands-on learning experiences, allowing students to interact closely with the natural world. Our programs are tailored for special populations, ensuring inclusive learning for all students.

What are the Benefits of Wildlife Education in Dallas, Houston, and Tyler Schools?

Wildlife education brings a unique flavor to the curriculum in Houston, Dallas, and Tyler schools. It connects classroom learning with real-world experiences, making education more relevant and enjoyable.

How Can Wildlife STEM Programs Enhance Learning?

STEM-based wildlife education bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. It encourages students to think critically and creatively, preparing them for future scientific endeavors.

Does Wildlife Education Support Emotional and Social Learning?

Absolutely. Our programs are not just about science—they also support social and emotional learning. They teach empathy and respect for living creatures, promoting emotional intelligence among students.

Why Should Schools Choose Our Wildlife  Education Programs in Houston, Dallas, And Tyler Areas?

Our animal education programs in Houston, Dallas, and Tyler are designed to leave a lasting impression. Aligned with TEKS, they cater to the diverse educational needs of students across these regions. By choosing our programs, schools in Houston, Dallas, and Tyler invest in a holistic educational experience that is both memorable and impactful, ensuring that learning about animals is accessible and engaging for all students in these areas.

Our Commitment to Excellence

At The Creature Teacher, we pride ourselves on our experienced staff, legal compliance, and our commitment to animal welfare. Our possession of a Class C Exhibitor’s license from the USDA demonstrates our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards in both animal care and educational excellence.

Choosing our wildlife education programs means choosing a path to enrich students’ understanding of the world around them. We offer more than just classes; we provide experiences that ignite curiosity, foster empathy, and build a foundation for lifelong learning. Join us in this exciting educational journey.

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Correlation

Colors, Numbers and Noises Show (Preschool class)

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a

Mostly Mammals Show

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade- 8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Really Reptiles Show

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) a; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Creatures of the World

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a: 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade- 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- none
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Popular Picks

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a,c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) a; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Pick A Pet

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) d; 9) a; 10) b
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- none

Backyard Animals

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a,c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 7) a; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- 12) a, b
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Creepy and Slimy

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a,c; 8 ) a, b 9) aFirst Grade- 6) a, b; 7) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) d; 8 ) a; 9) a
Third Grade-8 ) d; 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade- none
Seventh Grade- 10) b

Creatures of the Sea

Kindergarten- 5) a; 6) a, c; 8 ) a, b 9) a
First Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
Second Grade- 6) a, b; 8 ) a, b; 9) a
Third Grade- 9) a, b
Fourth Grade- 8 ) a, b
Fifth Grade- 9) a, b
Sixth Grade-none
Seventh Grade- 10) b