Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all levels can visit the Wildlife Rescue Center to fulfill requirements for many badges and service projects.
In addition, scouting visits can be scheduled as non-badge related enrichment. Visits must be arranged in advance.
Cost for all badge workshops are $80 for 1-10 scouts, and $5 per scout after 10. Maximum number is 30 scouts. Adults are free. Siblings over the age of 5 are welcome, but will be included in the fee.
This price includes all activities and a Wildlife Rescue Center patch for each scout as a souvenir. The Wildlife Rescue Center accepts and encourages in-kind donations as part of your visit.
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Scouts can also participate in our other full education programs. Cost and criteria are the same as a badge workshop. Lesson topics to choose from are:
Visits can also be arranged as a non-badge related tour-only program, whichs includes a viewing of our Wildlife Rescue Center DVD, time in our classroom going over the history and details of
our organization, and a behind-the-scenes tour of our wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Price for the TOUR ONLY is $40.00 for 1-10 scouts, then $5.00 per scout after 10. Maximum number is
20 scouts. Adults are free. Siblings over the age of 5 are welcome, but will be included in the fee. Patches are not included in the tour only, but can be purchased for $2.00/piece.
To schedule a scout program or tour call (636) 394-1880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS
Rosie's Petal - Completes Step 3
Go on a personalized tour of our wild animal clinic.
Your group will have a chance to see our wildlife patients and learn more about the work of the Wildlife Rescue Center to help native Missouri animals. Learn about how picking up
litter can protect wildlife by observing some real artifacts in our educational displays. Afterwards, if the weather is nice, we will go on a short nature walk to look for wild animals
in their natural habitat! As we are walking, we will bring along a garbage bag to pick up any litter we see along the way.
Zinni's Petal - Completes Step 3
Visit the Wildlife Rescue Center to learn about the native Missouri wildlife in your own backyard. Scouts will watch our Wildlife Rescue Center DVD and
take a tour of the wildlife rehabilitation hospital to see our animal patients. We will have fun in the classroom by making animal art and brainstorming ways in which we can be
considerate to these animals. Afterwards, if the weather is nice, will go on a short nature walk to look for wild animals in their natural habitat!
Brownies can visit the Wildlife Rescue Center for additional enrichment to their scout programs. A visit includes time in the classroom where we discuss the history and purpose
of our organization and watch our wildlife DVD, a tour of the wildlife rehabilitation hospital, and a guided nature walk. Time at the end for questions is always included.
Please contact the Manager of Education Programs if you have a specific program request by calling (636) 394-1880 or emailing email@example.com
Animal Habitats Badge - Completes Steps 1, 2, and 3
Visit the Wildlife Rescue Center for an afternoon of fun! We will start off the visit with time in our classroom to talk about native Missouri wildlife, the animals we treat at
our wildlife hospital, and the natural habitats where they live. Your group will spend time observing our pair of domestic rabbits and learning about the differences between
domestic and wild animals. After watching a short DVD, we will take a guided tour of the wildlife rehabilitation clinic where you will see firsthand how injured, orphaned, and sick
animals are nursed back to health. If the weather is nice, we will go on a short nature walk to look for some of the wild animals that we learned about in their natural habitat. Your
group will observe a real beaver lodge, learn about the intricacies of this type of animal home, and try out their artistic skills by sketching a picture of it. The Wildlife Rescue Center
will give your group suggestions on how to complete Steps #4 and #5 on your own.
Voices for Animals Badge - Completes the learning components for Steps 1 and 5
You don't have to go all the way to a South American rainforest to find an endangered species. We have many critically populated animals right here in our own state of Missouri.
Visit the Wildlife Rescue Center to learn about conservation efforts in our native populations of mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles. The afternoon will include a guided tour
of our wildlife rehabilitation hospital, an opportunity to interview one of our wildlife rescue workers about the animal issues we see in our community, and a short walk out on the nature trail to
gain inspiration for your own education project. After collecting all of your facts from the day, you will be equipped with everything you need to do a public service announcement or an editorial
of your own.
Note: Before the date of your workshop, please have each scout prepare two questions to ask our animal rescue worker during their interview.
Animal Helpers Badge - Completes Steps 1 and 5
Visit the Wildlife Rescue Center for a positively "wild" afternoon of learning and fun. Your program will begin with a presentation on the human-animal connection throughout history.
We will explore many ways that humans interact with wild and domestic animals, and then have a chance to share this information. Afterwards we will take a guided tour of our wildlife
rehabilitation hospital and present information on how wild animals can teach us valuable things about ourselves and our environment. If the weather is nice, we will conclude our program with a short
nature walk to look for wildlife in their natural habitat.
CUB SCOUT PROGRAMS
Achievement 5: Let's Go Outdoors and Elective 31: Learn About Animals - Completes all requirements
Visit the Wildlife Rescue Center to learn the facts about backyard critters. Your visit will include an introduction to the center, a tour of our wildlife rehabilitation
hospital where scouts will have the chance to view animals in treatment, an interview style presentation on different Missouri animals, and a guided nature walk to learn observation skills.
Completing Achievement 5 counts towards the Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award and Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
Achievement 7: Your Living World - Completes Requirement E
Wildlife Rescue Center for a chance to meet a group of people who are working to protect our living world. During your program, your group will hear stories about the different roles in our
center from animal care worker to environmental educator to animal hotline counselor. Scouts will take a guided tour of our wildlife rehabilitation hospital and if the weather is nice
go on a group nature walk to look for wildlife in their natural habitat.
Completing Achievement 7 counts towards the Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Awareness Award
and the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
Achievement 4: Know Your Home and Community - Completes Requirements A and F
Come see why the Wildlife Rescue Center is an important community resource! Your visit will include a guided tour of our wildlife rehabilitation hospital, an opportunity to interview a
wildlife rescue worker, and a short walk out on our nature trail. By visiting the Wildlife Rescue Center, Scouts will understand how to humanely interact with local wildlife and
teach their peers the same.
Achievement 5: Sharing Your World with Wildlife - Completes all requirements
Come on a wildlife adventure with the Wildlife Rescue Center! On your visit you will take a tour of our wildlife hospital and learn how we help injured, orphaned, and
sick native Missouri wildlife. You will also learn more about these animals we share our world with, including how they live and the dangers of extinction. Afterwards we will explain the
different roles that our center plays in wildlife conservation and take a guided walk on our nature trail. If the weather is nice, we will hopefully have a chance see wild animals in
their natural habitat! We'll wrap up our visit by creating some fun things to take home to help you remember what you have learned.
Achievement 5 counts
towards the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
Forester Badge - Completes all requirements
Visit the Wildlife Rescue Center for a dynamic
and multi-faceted program all about native forest ecosystems. Your program begins with a tour of our wildlife rehabilitation hospital, where we will discuss many of the backyard
animals that live in our own deciduous forests. Afterwards, scouts will head to our classroom where we will learn about the intricacies of forest ecology and urban forestry through
multi-media demonstrations and art collaging. If the weather is nice, we will then go outside for a nature walk to look for examples of the trees and plants that we learned about,
and possibly view wildlife in their natural habitat.
The Forester and Naturalist badges are both required to earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
Naturalist Badge - Completes all requirements
Completing your Naturalist badge at the Wildlife
Rescue Center is a wild afternoon of fun! Start off your visit with a tour of our wildlife rehabilitation hospital where we will learn about backyard animal food chains. Next we will
head to our classroom where we will explore the complex web of migratory bird "flyway" ecosystems, many of the special species that call Missouri home, and how humans have affected this
delicate balance throughout time. We will finish our program with a nature walk to look for signs of wildlife in their natural habitat.
and Naturalist badges are both required to earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
Artist Badge - Completes Requirement 3
Come to the Wildlife Rescue Center to learn all about native animals and tour our wildlife rehabilitation hospital. We will then go outside on our nature trail for a unique
experience sketching the animals that visit our pond and make their homes around it! Learn about and practice the observation skills needed to build a dynamic nature journal.
By incorporating many types of media and expression, nature journaling is a fun and creative tool that can be used throughout a lifetime. Use your nature art to fulfill part of
your art portfolio for this badge.
Craftsman Badge - Completes Requirements 2 and 4
Complete projects in wood and fabric to help native Missouri wildlife populations. The Wildlife Rescue Center can provide you with the plans to complete requirements for your
Craftsman badge! Woodworking plans include how to make squirrel boxes, which assist us in the "soft release" of our Wildlife Rescue Center squirrel patients. Sewing plans assist
in the creation of opossum pouches and squirrel hammocks, which help make the hospital stay more comfortable for orphaned baby opossums and squirrels. Once your den has completed the
projects at an offsite location of your choice, you may visit the Wildlife Rescue Center for a personalized tour of the hospital and to find out how your donated items will be used.
Backyard Wildlife 101
This lesson recommended for all ages and all grade levels
This lesson covers the basics of wildlife in Missouri, and how humans should base their interactions. We discuss what to do if you see a wild animal, and how to discern various aspects of its
behavior. We go over how to tell if the animal is injured or orphaned, and what to do if you think it might be in either situation. In addition, we discuss the considerations when interacting
with wildlife, and how to observe them safely.
This lesson recommended for Kindergarten and higher
"Imagine Compassion" brings students in our community together in an unprecedented way. This program allows students to explore their feelings about native wildlife. Students will
consider why some animals are "beautiful" while others are "ugly" and why some animals are "scary" while others are "friendly". We will discuss why all elements of an ecosystem are important,
and students will have a chance to tell their own wildlife stories.
The Wildlife Rescue Center: Rehabilitation and Release
This lesson recommended for 2nd grade and higher
Explore the world of wildlife rehabilitation with one of St. Louis area's most experienced organizations. Learn about the reasons for wildlife rehabilitation, details
on the care of each animal species, and the sorts of injuries common to wild animals in Missouri. Students will view the new Wildlife Rescue Center DVD and see images
of our work first hand. We take time for a detailed question and answer session, and students will have the chance to make a craft for our wildlife patients in the hospital.
Wild vs. Domestic
This lesson recommended for 2nd grade and higher
This lesson delves into the confusing topic of comparing wild animals with those of their domestic cousins. Students learn the history of animal domestication,
and which animals are wild and which are domestic. Through a lively and interactive lesson plan, students come to a deeper understanding of the "grey" areas between these two groups of animals.
To schedule a scout program
call (636) 394-1880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org