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Kinder Critters

Bella ButterflyInvite a “wild” animal to visit your pre-school, child care center, K-2nd grade classroom, library, or birthday party! Hear yarns spun by a spider, sing songs with a butterfly, or rap rhymes with a frog.

Frannie Frog visits a pre-school classroomDuring each Kinder Critter program, a Nearby Nature staffer costumed as a wild creature from a nearby pond, meadow, or forest will share a fascinating combination of facts, stories, and movement games with your kids. Choose butterfly, frog, owl, raccoon, beaver, spider, or turtle. Critters are subject to staff and volunteer availability.

Kids Do the Frog Hop with Frannie FrogProgram DetailsNearby Nature's Kinder Critter Raccoon charms kids at the City of Eugene's Public Works Open House

School Programs Cost: The first Kinder Critter visit per school/child care center costs $45. A second visit on the same day, right after the first, costs $25. Larger group presentations, for multiple classrooms or extra large groups, cost $70. There is a travel fee for out-of-town programs.

Birthday Party Cost: Party visits by a Critter cost $45 for members, $55 for non-members. Critter parties are most appropriate for kids 3-8 years old.Grandma Spider

Olivia Owl Visits the LibraryCapacity: School programs are generally presented for one class at a time, up to two classes per school per day. Larger groups can also be served. Due to the interactive nature of our presentations, small groups are preferable.

Times: Program times and days are flexible, but depend on staff and volunteer availability. Each program lasts about 30 minutes.

Location: Programs can be presented in child care centers, classrooms, homes, or parks.

To arrange for a visit, click on School Program Registration Forms and Scholarship Information or call 541-687-9699.

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