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Our Outreach Programs

We come to you!

Wildlife Programs

Learn about our native wildlife and nature in a unique hands-on program where you will meet many of our education animals in a one-on-one and face-to-face way that you will never forget!

 

Wildlife education program choices include the following:

Misunderstood Wildlife, Reptiles and Amphibians, Snakes Alive, Animal Adaptations, Habitats, Endangered Species, Wildlife Conservation, Native Wildlife, Connectedness and the Web of Life - or a combination of the above.

Program Location Options: ENP will present your chosen program in your classroom, house, camp, clubhouse, or outside using your facilities - or you may opt to have ENP bring its unique Mobile Outreach Classroom the 

 

SS NaSA PoD 

With an SS NaSA PoD (PoD for short) program we will present our programs to you in an outdoor setting with ample ventilation and many unique teaching tools such as a microscope station, sound system, shade awnings, etc.  It is a really amazing and one-of-a-kind experience.   

  

Wildlife Program Pricing Schedule

For programs within a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC 

1-1.5 hour programs: $200 (PoD program $250)

For programs outside a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC.

1 - 1.5 hour programs: $250 (PoD Program $300)

Fees for custom shorter or longer programs are determined on a case-by-case basis. 

 

We offer discounts for multiple programs in the same location on the same day.  

Payment is expected on the date of the program.  However, if you have honest trouble funding your program due to budget restrictions please do not feel like this will limit you from having a program at your school or event.  There may be limited grants available to cover part or even 100% of the program so don't hesitate to get in touch with us so we can talk about other payment options.

 

We will also consider accepting donations of needed supplies in place of our programming fee - please call/email to discuss our needed supplies. 

Also, depending on the size of your class or group, there is always the option of having each child bring $5-$10 from home to help pay for the program fee.

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Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles 101

ENP's Executive Director Steve O'Neil is passionate about wildlife and nature conservation, the didgeridoo, and renewable energy, and Electric Vehicles (EVs).  He feels that by using renewable energy and driving an EV a person will be helping to protect and conserve nature and wildlife by using clean energy and driving a vehicle that does not pollute the earth like traditional internal combustion engine-powered vehicles--especially if the EV is powered by renewable energy sources. 

 

Steve's research and almost a decade of EV driving experience, as well as the rapidly growing fleet of available EVs and the ramping up of renewable energy installations, suggest to him that fossil fuels have reached the end of their usefulness in daily-driver-type vehicles and have in fact become a detriment to our continued existence.  Therefore, it is only logical they should be retired as fast as possible and replaced with cleaner, energy-secure, distributed, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, wave, and tidal renewable energy sources coupled with the latest in battery storage technologies. Steve's support of this system-wide energy and transportation conversion is not in any way driven by a political leaning or a desire for profit - it is driven only by the best available science, by a passionate commitment of stewardship of nature and our shared environment, and by a deep desire to preserve our health and our futures. 

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EV's 101: In this unique program, Steve will drive a Chevrolet Bolt fully electric vehicle to your location, go over its features, demonstrate its workings, and answer all of your questions about this clean, "green," smart, and surprisingly affordable technology that is here to stay.  Steve has driven tens of thousands of gas-free miles in EVs, saved loads of money, reduced his impact on our shared earth, and with this program, you can learn how, like Steve, you can “Kick Gas” and experience the freedom and joy of driving electric!  As part of this program, Steve will also bring some of his solar-charged electric yard tools to demonstrate how gas is no longer needed on the roads, and on the lawn. 

Renewable Energy 101: In this program, Steve will bring several working examples of his favorite form of renewable energy - solar power - to your location.  He will explain how they work and even let you explore them in a hands-on show and tell.  

 

EVs and renewable energy 101: Both of the above programs combined into one. 

In this unique program, Steve and crew will pull out all the stops and bring the SS NaSA PoD and all the ENP solar and renewable energy teaching tools such as solar chargers, stoves, all-electric yard and power tools, etc. to your location and present an outdoor program using the PoD, with its 1780 watt rooftop solar array, as the centerpiece.  

Pricing Schedule

 

Stand Alone EV 101 or Renewable Energy 101 Programs

For programs within a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC 

1-1.5 hour programs: $150

For programs outside a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC.

1 - 1.5 hour programs: $200

 

EVs and Renewable Energy 101 - combined program

with the SS NaSA PoD

For programs within a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC 

1-1.5 hour programs: $225

For programs outside a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC.

1 - 1.5 hour programs: $250

Note: This program's fees are lower than our animal shows due to the lower complexity of not needing to pack up our education animals and their life support systems.

Follow Naturalist Steve's EV blog and join the Blue Ridge EV Club on Facebook and be part of the EV solution.

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The Nature of the Didgeridoo

This is a unique program about the ancient Australian Aboriginal musical instrument the Didgeridoo.   The Didgeridoo literally has its roots in the nature of the Outback of Australia and the sound and story of the Didgeridoo is unique and unusually beautiful and a must for all to experience. 

 

Steve will bring his Didgeridoos to you, tell you a part factual and part mythical story about the creation of the world's oldest woodwind instrument while demonstrating how to play and then everyone will have the opportunity to construct their own bamboo* didgeridoo to take home. 

*bamboo is locally grown and harvested by Steve.

Didgeridoo Program Pricing Schedule 

COVID-19 pricing 50% off regular rates.

For programs with a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC 

1-1.5 hour programs: $250 (PoD program $300)

For programs outside a 50-mile radius of Brevard, NC.

1 - 1.5 hour programs: $300 (PoD program $350)

 *This program is $50 more than Steve's other programs due to the cost of supplies and longer prep time--but we believe it is well worth it.

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SPECIAL EVENTS! 

Steve will bring his critters,  didgeridoos, solar panels, and his EV to you for your birthday party, wedding, festival, shindig, corporate retreat, or any other event you can dream up!

Pricing Schedule 1.5hr-6hour programs $200-$400 (variable based on time, program, and distance from our base.)

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Earthshine nature programs

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