Join me for a fun, hands-on learning adventure featuring live exotic animals for birthdays, classrooms, festivals and more! I provide a one hour presentation in a “story time” type setting, preferably indoors. Participants seated in a semi-circle of chairs works great and I present one of 7 LIVE animals at a time and teach about their natural history, behaviors, habitats and why I have them. Most of my animals are rescued, unwanted or unwarranted small exotic pets. My presentation is fun, educational and responsible. I teach about what makes a good pet and a good pet owner. While I am not against all animals as pets, I definitely preach and teach against some, in a lighthearted, sometimes comedic attitude.
The presentation is not a lecture, it is a give and take, question and answer session in which I ask the kids lots of questions to pull out what they already know. This sometimes impresses the adults that are watching! I truly appreciate that there not be any background activity that might provide a distraction. I can control most any group of kids within reason, but with noisy distractions or when adults are talking over me, the kids will loose focus.
Group size for a typical indoor Animal Presentation is limited to 30 participants and a maximum of 4 presentations can be scheduled for one day. Outdoor presentations and festival type events require special accommodations and some animals may not be available depending on weather.
The “ANIMAL PRESENTATION” includes one hour of “EDUtainment” by Nonie and 7 animals. Parrot, turtle, toad, tarantula, hissing cockroach, snake and one of the mammals. Special requests for certain animals may be made, but not guaranteed.
A La Carte Items
Add these a la carte items to any party!
“I Ate A Bug Club”
Chocolate covered cricket cluster, hand coated and mixed with fair trade dark chocolate, raised for human consumption in the USA with a custom button to keep as a memento!
Child sized plastic pith or animal print derby style party favor hats.
Goody Bug Boxes
Bug collecting boxes as party favors full of animal related trinkets and toys.
Nonie will play a variety of environmental education based games and supply prizes for your guests for approximately 20 minutes.
Games Include: Oh Deer! | Where’s My Baby? | Jungle Bingo | Guessing Zoo Bag | Predator, Predator, Prey!
The FUN CAKE includes a crumbled chocolate cake and “worm” for each guest. For those who want to participate, the cake becomes a treat and a game as kids race and pretend to be worm-eating birds. The game is to see who will eat their realistic looking gummy worm the fastest, but there is a surprise before the race begins… thunder, lightning and…. “rain” (chocolate pudding) makes MUD! The kids bury their face in the mud and whoever finishes their worm the fastest is the winner. Spoons are offered to less adventurous guests.