Wildlife Encounter Assembly Programs

 

Birds of Prey & Wetland Wildlife

 

For Grades 1-12 students in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic & Ontonagon Counties

The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education is coordinating assembly requests for the Michiganís Valuable Wetlands Assembly Program available Wed-Fri., May 14-16, and for the Birds of Prey Assembly Program available Wed-Fri., May 28-30. Both assembly programs are conducted by Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) staff, and give students the opportunity to see several species of LIVE wildlife up close!!If your school would like to request an assembly program, please fax the attached registration form by Friday, April 4 to 487-1620. Scheduling is first-come, first-served.

Valuable Wetlands Program ~ Wednesday-Friday, May 14-16, 2003

Michigan has lost 50% of its natural wetlands. In this program, a variety of wetland mammals, birds, and reptiles are used to illustrate the tremendous value and importance of wetlands to both wildlife and people.The presenter will address habitat requirements, animalsí biology, species interaction, and more in a lively and entertaining manner.

 

Birds of PreyProgram ~ Wednesday-Friday, May 28-30, 2003

Nearly one-third of all Michigan raptors are threatened or endangered. In this program, a variety of raptors (birds of prey), including eagles, owls, falcons, vultures and hawks are used to highlight the beauty of these birds, and demonstrate the important roles they play by avian predators. The presenter will address life history, adaptations, habitats, and the threatened/endangered status of each of the animals.

 

GROUP SIZE:Up to 250 students at one time.Assemblies are 45-55 minutes.

 

PRESENTER:The programs will be conducted by Jenny Scullon (jscullon@mucc.org) or Jesse Gabbard (jgabbard@mucc.org), education specialists at the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). Jenny has a BS in Zoology, and has worked as a wildlife technician studying the behavior of wildlife in Kenya. Jesse has a BS in Animal Science and has worked as a research technician on projects involving sea lamprey and the Eastern massasaga rattlesnake.

 

PROGRAM LENGTH:55 minutes (allow 15 minutes between assemblies). Program length may be adjusted depending upon the age of the audience.Kindergarten is not allowed due to the controlled environment required during the program.

SET-UP & TEAR DOWN TIME:30 minutes to set up and tear-down.

 

COST:$300 for the first assembly at a school.

††† 2ndassembly:$150*†††††††††††† 3rdassembly:††† $100*†† 4th assembly:†† $100*

**for additional assemblies in the same location.

(These costs are less, because the Western UP Center is doing the logistics!)Schools will be billed by Michigan United Conservation Clubs.

 

For More Information, contact:

Joan Chadde, Assembly Coordinator

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

105 Dillman Hall, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Email: jchadde@mtu.edu††††††††††† Tel:906-487-3341†††† Website:wupcenter.mtu.edu


Wildlife Encounter Assembly Programs

 

Birds of Prey & Wetland Wildlife

 

For Grades 1-12 students in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic & Ontonagon Counties

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM(Due by Friday, March 21, 2003)

 

 

School :____________________________________________ Contact person: ________________________________

Phone:_____________________________Fax:_______________________ ††††††††††††††† E-mail:______________________

 

Circle all of the dates that work for your school:

WONDERFUL WETLANDS:†† Wednesday, May 14†††††††††††††††††††† Thursday, May 15†††††††††††††† Friday, May 16

BIRDS OF PREY:††††††††††††††† †††††††††Wednesday, May 28††††††††††††††††† Thursday, May 29†††††††††††††† Friday, May 30

 

 

List your preferred times for the Assembly & the grades attending:

1)†† Times __________________________†††††††††††††††††††††††† Grades Attending:____________________

2)       Times __________________________††††††††††††††††††††††† Grades Attending:____________________

3)       Times __________________________††††††††††††††††††††††† Grades Attending:____________________

4)       Times __________________________††††††††††††††††††††††† Grades Attending:____________________

 

 

 

COST:$300 for the first assembly at a school.

††† Second assembly:$150*

††† Third assembly:††† $100*

††† Fourth assembly:†† $100*

**for additional assemblies in the same location.

 

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: _______

 

 

Please MAIL or FAX your registration form by Friday, April 4 to:

Joan Chadde††††

Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

105 Dillman Hall

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI49931-1295

Tel:906-487-3341†††††††† Fax:906-487-1620

Email:jchadde@mtu.edu††††††††††