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Costumed Kinder Critters

Take part in education with a dramatic touch! These enthusiastic volunteer naturalists visit pre-school through 2nd grade classrooms and birthday parties dressed as wild creatures from nearby meadows, ponds, and forests. Each costumed Kinder Critter does a short educational presentation, tells a story, and leads a movement activity. Training is provided.

Kinder Critters also make less formal appearances at festivals and events such as Play in the Rain Day and the City of Eugene’s Public Works Open House. No training is needed for these events.

If you have a dramatic flare or a desire to know what it is like to be a frog, turtle, raccoon, owl, or butterfly (or a variety of other critters!), then this is the opportunity for you.

Non-costumed volunteers are also needed to assist with Kinder Critter programs.