Junior Explorer Camp: June 12-16, 2017
Designed with our youngest campers in mind, kids can choose to attend for a full day or just a half day. Junior Explorers participate in games, hands-on activities, & special animal interaction time.Read more...
Junior Zookeeper Camp: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21
Specially designed for ages 9-11. Includes daily volunteer time, hands-on science classes, crafts, and games. Each day runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Daily themes include "Veterinary Medicine," "Scales & Tails," and "Invertebrates." During our Vet Med day, for example, kids will hear from a local veterinarian and learn about the basic skills required to treat animals. Each day is designed to be a mix of crafts, games, and learning activities.Read more...
Zoo Teens: July 30 to Aug 4, Aug 7-11
Too old for crafts and games? The Zoo Teens program is designed with our oldest campers in mind. This weeklong program includes hands-on classes, dissections, and field trips to local animal care facilities. Throughout the week, campers will be challenged to complete their own zoo project at the farm.Read more...
What better way to reach out to a child than with an animal?
Some lessons are just better taught through inquiry, interaction, and engagement. That's why we've designed a series of educational programs designed to bring your students face to face with our animals to bring your science lessons to life. Our educational programs are designed for teachers, homeschool groups, summer camps, and other organizations.
Sponsoring an animal is a great way to get involved and help save lives! Your sponsorship helps pay for the annual food, veterinary care, enrichment, and more for the animal you've chosen to support. In return you recieve monthy email updates including pictures and stories about the animal you've opened your heart to. Get to know one of our animal residents through sponsorship and make their world a better place.
Please contact us if you have an animal in need or find yourself in need of assistance.
We have over a decade of experience in handling exotic species and are well equipped if you should need some help.
...be very aware of the pet store owner that tells you, “what a GREAT pet this animal makes!” Here at Animal Ed.ventures we believe that all pets are great, but also that not all great pets are great for all people. Lifestyle, finances, availability of space, availability of foods, age, and independence all play a role in choosing a pet that is right for any given person or family. Any person, breeder, pet store owner, or even a veterinarian who tells you that a pet is great for you without having asked about any of the above or inquiring into what knowledge you already have on a particular animal, is definitely NOT looking out for the best interest of the animal, and you as well are being slighted in the midst of someone’s drive towards a dollar.
With the growing number of exotic pets that are becoming available in pet stores, it is important to remember that the research that a potential owner does or does not do will affect the life of this animal forever.
Whether it’s a hamster or a hedgehog, a piranha or a parrot, knowing how to properly care for them is 100% our responsibility once we choose to bring them into our lives.
They are completely helpless to care for themselves in a captive environment and they rely on us to keep them healthy and happy.
There are many resources available for doing the research into which pet is best for you.
The internet is a tremendous place to find good basic information on almost any pet you can wish for, but here again use good judgment and don’t take any one site’s word as gospel. Always look in more than one place and compare the information you find.
Finding individuals that have shared their lives with a particular pet is one of the best ways to get good reliable information on any breed or species.
The email server Yahoo has online groups that you can join and visit with pet owners all across the world. On these groups you can ask questions and learn about everything from diet to housing to medications and more. It has proven to be an invaluable resource for pets, owners, even zookeepers and veterinarians.
Almost 80% of the pet, education, and exhibition animals here at Animal Ed.ventures are either rescues or “re-homes”.
The reason that so many of our beautiful friends are rescues or re-homes is because someone was either given inaccurate or inadequate information, or didn’t know how critical their own researching was to begin with.
The healthiest, most responsible, kindest thing you can do for any animal you wish to share your life with is to do that research BEFORE you bring it into your home.