Virtual School Tours

Are you ready for a virtual field trip to MARS? Learn about birds and mammals, the obstacles they face, and how they have adapted to survive. Find out what you can do when you find an injured animal and ways you can help wildlife. Join Warren Warttig, a biologist and our Man from MARS, as he takes you on a trip to the wild side.

Let’s Zoom! (or MSTeams)

Program 1: What a Hoot!
All about Owls– 45 minutes (includes time for questions)
Meet a variety of owls that make Vancouver Island their home, and what makes them unique. You will also be introduced to some of our ambassador birds and will learn which ones are nocturnal, crepuscular, or diurnal.

Program 2: Chirp, Chirp!
Spring Wildlife – 45 minutes (includes time for questions)
You will learn why and how baby animals come to MARS. You may also have an opportunity to meet some of our avian patients that are being cared for in our hospital. Some are precocial, but many are altricial…what does that really mean?

In the first eight month of 2021, we provided remote tours for over 300 students, parents, and teachers. Our virtual tours have reached classrooms as far away as Quebec as well as people throughout the United States and Japan. Teachers and organizational leaders, please contact us to plan your virtual tour.

We are a non-profit organization and donations are what keep our hospital running. Please support us if you are able.