K-12 Classroom Visits

Teachers and Administrators

Many schools in Western New York have limited budgets for field trips and experiential learning.  Buffalo Animal Adventures is proud to partner with several local schools to help meet the visual and experiential learning needs of many science students in a fun and affordable way!  Our WILDLIFE ACADEMY series includes over 30 lesson plans designed specifically to reinforce k-12 Science Standards set forth by the New York State Board of Education.


Africa  ∙  Amphibian Life Cycle  ∙  Amphibians Adaptations and Functions  ∙  Animal Adaptations  ∙  Animal Defense Mechanisms  ∙  Australia Asia  ∙  Bees  ∙  Creepy Crawly  ∙  Deforestation  ∙  Desert Ecosystems  ∙  Domestication  ∙  Endangered and Threatened Species and Extinction  ∙  Eurasia  ∙  Food Chains and Food Webs  ∙  Fresh Water Ecosystems  ∙  Genetics  ∙  Grasslands Ecosystem  ∙  Intro to Nature and Wildlife  ∙  Invasive species  ∙  Madagascar  ∙  Mountain Ecosystems  ∙  Nocturnal Species  ∙  North America  ∙  Overpopulation and Use of Resources  ∙  Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Cycle  ∙  Plants  ∙  Pollution  ∙  Predator and Prey Relations  ∙  Rainforest Importance  ∙  Rainforest Tiers  ∙  South America  ∙  Taigi Ecosystems  ∙  Temperate Forests Ecosystems  ∙  Toxins  ∙  Tundra Ecosystems


BAA has partnered with many Parent Teacher Organizations to bring the WILD to your next school event!  In addition to our in-classroom programming, BAA also can be found at school carnivals, science fairs, and other special events!

Parent Teacher Student Association/ Organization

Demario Strickland, M.S.

Principal, Harvey Austin School, PS 97


"Buffalo Animal Adventures is a valuable contribution to our Afterschool Program as well as our Saturday Academies.  Their fun and informative programs are a favorite of our students and their families."

Benefits of us...

Bringing the WILD to you!


Cited: AZA Conservation Education Committee

Audience Engagement

The use of ambassador animals can provide the compelling experience necessary to attract and maintain personal connections with visitors of all motivations, thus preparing them for learning and reflection on their own relationships with nature.

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Knowledge Acquisition

Several studies have recorded a marked difference in learning between visitors observing animals on exhibit versus being handled during informal presentations.  Some studies suggest visitors were able to correctly answer questions pertaining to animals shown in presentation at a rate of eleven times higher than visitors to the exhibits.

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Enhanced Environmental Attitudes

Several studies have evaluated the effects of live animal shows have on spectators and have found that live animal shows have a great impact on attitudes toward wildlife and the conservation of the natural world (developing a hieghtened sense of stewardship).

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