Project Outwild is an engaging multi-media presentation designed to educate, inspire and promote stewardship in our future conservationists- the students of our community. Outwild presentations are offered at many venues: schools, churches, civic group meetings, senior centers, community festivals, and private homes.
“All About Owls” features live animal ambassadors (screech, barred, and great horned owls), and artifacts, such as owl skulls and talons, feathers, and pellets. The presentation includes a PowerPoint of Florida’s 7 species of native owls and their natural histories.
“Marine Wildlife” is all about marine mammals and sea turtles! The presentation includes shells, skulls, pectoral fin bones of dolphin and manatee, killer and sperm whale teeth, seal skull and forelimb bones, harbor seal pelt, baleen specimens, and shells from loggerhead and hawksbill turtles. Also included is a digital presentation of local marine mammals and their protection under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, as well as the sometimes deadly consequences of fishing line entanglement.
“Florida Wildlife” features live animal ambassadors such as raptors, gray and flying squirrels, foxes, snakes, turtles, and skunks. Topics covered include natural histories, habitat fragmentation and loss, and each ambassador animal’s success story and fight for survival. This program specifically highlights the rehabilitation process and a behind-the-scenes look at the Refuge’s daily operations.