Connecting Children to The Power & Wonder That Surrounds Them

A vital part of SEWE’s mission is to provide educational opportunities and in-school programs that connect children to the power of the outdoors. Through in-school art, nature and science programs and SEWE conservation exhibits and demonstrations, we help children turn their passion and excitement for the outdoors into meaningful action that helps preserve and protect it forever. Educational programming offered during SEWE weekend includes:

The Center for Birds of Prey Flight Demonstrations
One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary
For more than a decade, Busch Wildlife, of Jupiter Island, Florida, have been introducing the wonders of the natural ecosystems and giving SEWE attendees an up-close look at animals ranging from alligators, bobcats and foxes to birds of prey, snakes and much more.

Jack Hanna
Television personality, author, and conservationist, Jack Hanna joins us once again to entertain and delight SEWE attendees at the Gaillard Center. One of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors in the world, Jack’s enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim. In addition to frequent appearances on programs including Late Night with David Letterman, Jack hosts the three time Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Seating is first-come, first-served. Presented by Boeing

The Orianne Society
Reptiles and amphibians are an integral part of our ecosystem. During SEWE weekend, the Orianne Society promotes the conservation of these creatures and game species (like quail, turkey and deer) in informative presentations with the Eastern Indigo Snake, Gopher Tortoise, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and more.

Jr. Duck Stamp
Integrates wildlife and nature education with a visual arts curriculum, all while giving students the chance to create a federal stamp.
Kids for Conservation
Know a child who loves to draw? Students can showcase their art while learning about wildlife & environmental conversation.
Artists in Schools
SEWE helps spark a lifelong interest in preservation through a program that brings wildlife and nature artwork into schools.