Education Programs

About Our Programs

Through engaging education and stewardship programs, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society introduces people to the wonders of the natural world to encourage understanding of and an enduring respect for wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Vancouver and Victoria, Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society runs wildlife education programs across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Book a Program

Interested in booking a program, or looking for more information?

Contact us via the information below. If contacting us to request a program booking, please let us know the following information:
  1. Preferred date and time for program
  2. Group grade/age, and number of participants
  3. Preferred program type and topic (see information below)
  4. Please let us know if your group is inner-city/low income and eligible for a free program, or if you will be providing us with an honorarium (see below for pricing) to help cover our costs with providing the program


Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society - Vancouver Island Programs
Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society - Classroom Programs
Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society - Mainland BC Programs

In accordance with the BC Public Health Order that permits Youth Extracurricular Activities, in-person programs held outdoors as well as indooors are currently being booked. We are happy to accommodate classes in whatever outdoor area that will work best for safe physical distancing. This means we can host programs in the school field, a nearby park that can be walked to, or a local park within the school’s health region if transportation for the students can be provided by the school or parents. Programs are 1-4 hours depending on the group requirements. At this time, we urge you to only request an in-person program if you can confidently ensure all of your group members have demonstrated to you that they can maintain physical distancing and will wear a face mask at all times. For the safety of everyone, please note that unlike previously, biofacts will only be available for viewing, not to be touched.

Please note: Indoor in-person programs are currently being booked with COVID-19 protocols in place. All staff are fully vaccinated, wear masks, maintain physical distancing, and bring sanitizer. Please contact us to learn more.

Program Topics

Grizzly Bear Species Report


This program explores bears around the world as well as those in our backyard. Over the course of this presentation you will learn about the 8 species around the globe and dive deeper into those found in Canada. Learn about adaptations, diets, and differences between these bear species and what it takes for them to survive.

Little Brown Bat Species Report


Learn about one of the most misunderstood creatures on our planet: BATS! Within this presentation we will learn about the two different types of bats, echolocation, adaptations, anatomy, and why it is so important for our planet to have healthy bat populations!

Wild Salmon Spawning


Swim through the waterways with Pacific salmon as we learn about this incredible species' journey to the sea and their return back home. In our salmon program, we will be learning about the fascinating life cycle of salmon and how important they are to British Columbian ecosystems.

Bobcat Species Report

BC Wildlife

British Columbia is home to more species than the rest of Canada combined! In this presentation we learn about the wildlife that lives here. Journeying across the province, through the oceans, forests and grasslands, we will meet some of the diverse and fascinating species, to better understand their habitat, life cycles and the science behind their adaptations that help them to live in British Columbia.

Urban Wildlife

Learn about the common species found in your neighbourhood! This program varies by location but often highlights common species found in urban areas such as corvid birds, squirrels, sparrows, woodpeckers, raccoons, coyotes, bears, and deer. Learn about the impressive behaviours and high levels of adaptation needed to excel as an urban wildlife species.

Vancouver Island Marmot Species Report

Endangered Species

More and more species are being added to the endangered species list everyday. With over 40,000+ species on the endangered species list, learn about what is happening around the world that is putting our wildlife populations in danger and how these animals can be saved.

Climate Change

Now, more than ever, our planet needs us. Learn what is driving climate change, about GHG’s, data presentation, and most importantly, how we can help curb it. Due to the nature and complexity of this topic, it is best-suited for ages 10+.

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