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Classroom Scholarship

To be eligible for a Wildlife on Wheels classroom scholarship, applicant:

  • Must be a member in one of the following school districts: Coachella Valley, Desert Sands or Palm Springs
  • Classroom Scholarship: Pay a registration fee: $50.00 minimum and a $2/registration fee per student if more than 25 students will be present at the program. There is a 30 student maximum per classroom.
  • Assembly Scholarship: Pay a registration fee: $200.00 and reserve your Multipurpose room, Cafeteria, or Gymnasium for the presentation. There is a 200 person maximum per assembly.
  • Request dates and times within the following schedule:
    • Tuesday through Thursday 9am-2pm
      Classroom size may be no larger than 30 students.

If awarded a scholarship an individual classroom will receive a 45-minute program including 5-6 live animal species with the opportunity to touch and feel many of the animal guests as well as various biofacts such as skulls, furs, and molds. Classroom size may be no larger than 30 students.

The classes offered are:

Feathers, Fur and Scales (Pre K- 2nd): Discover what’s what in the animal world. What makes an animal a bird, mammal or reptile? You’ll find out by meeting all three!

Desert Adaptations (3rd-5th): The desert is a thriving habitat and animals of the desert find ways to survive: they find water in remarkable places, hunt food that we as humans don’t find tasty, they can live in houses that are made out of odd structures with spikes and many have some wild adaptations to aid in their survival.

Endangered Species (6th-12th): There are many animals of the desert that are on the brink of extinction. There are ways you can help and the staff of the Living Desert with their animal ambassadors can show you how and help you to understand the threats that put animals onto that Endangered species list.

Create your own topic: Don’t see the topic you want? Contact us and we’ll meet your needs as best as possible.

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Cancellation and Reschedule policy:
Must give at least 1 week notice to cancel or reschedule any program.
Any schedule changes made with less than 1 week from program date are subject to cancellation by The Living Desert or a rescheduling fee of $50.00.
Payments must be made no less than 1 week prior to start date. Payments not made 1 week prior to program date are subject to cancellation.
Client is to provide parking, ground floor access, a clean & prepared presentation site.
If there are unsafe conditions at the event that cannot be resolved, WOW may leave the event prior to its scheduled time.

W.O.W. cannot guarantee specific animals for any event; however, we will do our very best to accommodate requests.

To contact us call or email:
(760)346-5694 ext. 2520
wow@livingdesert.org

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