Edutainment® Inc. is
a private, not-for-profit, professional, wildlife education outreach organization, which
develops and presents totally unique programs for youth. Our Safari Guides are in touch
with their inner child allowing them to easily connect and engage an audience. Animal
Edutainment Safari Guides employ a number of teaching strategies to reach audiences of all
different learning abilities. Educator resource materials and professional development
seminars are also available.
Live Animal Ambassadors spark interest in learning. Children have a natural
curiosity about other living things. This curiosity naturally leads to the
exploration of science concepts and extends to include social studies, language arts and
other disciplines. Every child needs to be provided with the opportunity to experience and
learn about wildlife in order to help them develop an understanding of, and a healthy
respect for the world around them.
Founded in 1990 by Americas
Teaching Zoo graduates,
David & Susan Kleven. Animal Edutainments animal care facility
is home to over 50 non-releasable animals who were orphaned, injured, surplus, or cast-off
by previous owners. These animals now act as ambassadors for their species.It is our belief that if an animal is
capable of living in the wild that is where it belongs.
Safari Guide Pkgs. Junior Safari Pkgs. Ultimate Safari Assemblies
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(1) Reach as
many students, teachers, parents and the general public, as possible, with our unique
brand of professional live wildlife education programs. To clear-up misconceptions about
and to foster a healthy respect of, and responsibility for all living creatures with which
we share the planet.
|(2) To safely provide the
public with unique, professional, wildlife education experience. To clearly extend the
message that wild and or exotic animals are not "pets". Any animal that is
capable of living in the wild, should live in the wild.
|(3) To provide the best
quality of life to all of the Animal Ambassadors in our care.
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Edutainment® Inc. a.k.a. Critterman Safari
Guides, is a private not-for-profit
wildlife education organization of college-trained, professional, wildlife handlers and
educators. Not affiliated with, or to be confused with any other animal acts or
programs in the state of Texas.
primary concern as professional outreach educators that work with live Animal Ambassadors,
is safety. For that reason, we choose not to include certain
animal species in our programs. Species such as: big cats, large hoofstock, and apes
(chimpanzees & orangutans). We employ experienced, professional animal handlers
knowledgeable about the species with which we work.
|Animal Edutainment strongly cautions anyone considering inviting an
individual or group with animals (particularly big cats, primates, or large hoofstock) to
their school, organization, home or event , check their permit status at www.aphis.usda.gov/ac or direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org Please also require a copy of the
company's valid liability insurance. Remember just because the service is available,
doesn't guarantee it is safe or even legal. Safety is
Animal Edutainment's number one priority for our clientele. Please make it your as well.
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Memberships & Affiliations:
American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK)
Assoc. of Professional Wildlife Educators (APWE)
(Former President of Board. APWE merged with ZAA)
Animal Behavioral Mngmnt Alliance (ABMA)
American Zoo & Aquarium
Informal Science Educators Assoc.(ISEA)
TX Assoc.of Environ.Educators (TAEE)
TX Aquarium & Zoo Educators (TAZE)
TX EE Advisory Com. Endorsed Site
TX Environ. Education Partnership
TX Parent Teacher Assocation
Zoological Assoc. of America
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visit my area?
If your facility is
outside the DFW region, please call for travel fees.
Call 940-365-9741 to schedule.
Edutainment® Inc. primarily serves the North Central Texas area. If your organization is
located within a one hour drive of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex there is no additional
travel fee. If you are beyond this area, or out of state please call 940-365-9741
or email email@example.com
to inquire about travel.
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