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What We Offer
Education and outreach is a priority at Midwest Conservation Dogs. Our programs encourage young people to explore various elements of science, research and conservation by bringing field science into the classroom as we delve into canine scent detection.
We offer educational visits tailored to any group; school-aged, college, professional or public. Programs can be given at your school, community center, office building, or other site, and can include an appearance from our working dogs. A typical program length is 30–60 minutes and can include a presentation and a scent detection demonstration.
Would you like to learn more about our super-sniffing team? To have us at your next event, complete the following form and our staff will contact you shortly. We can't wait to visit with your group!
Thanks to an incredible grant from United Way as part of the 2019 Stacy's® Rise Program, we are excited to offer a limited number of FREE educational visits now through September 2020!
We are accepting applications for K-12 to college-level groups in Southeast Wisconsin, with priority given to K-12 ages. If your group is outside Southeast Wisconsin, we still encourage you to apply as we may be able to visit! To be considered for a visit, please click below.
Our Education Team
Types of Programs
Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Story time
A story time with the MCDI team! Through this simple and age-appropriate story time, we will introduce the idea of scent detection. Then the education dogs will show off their super-sniffing skills.
3rd-6th Grades: Presentation and hands-on activities
Explore concepts of scent detection, conservation science and life skills with dogs through a short video & presentation, games and a demonstration from our education dog team!
7th-12th Grades: Experience based presentation and hands-on activities
A science-based visit from the MCDI team focusing on the topics of: the science of scent detection and its use in conservation, real-world examples of working dogs in conservation science, and career opportunities for working with animals. We finish the visit with a demonstration from our education team canines.
College and Adult Programs
University and adult level programs focus on the science of canine scent detection, real world applications, and environmental awareness. If you have an adventurous group, we are more than happy to play a scent detection game as well. End the visit with a demonstration from our education canines and a Q&A session.
The sky's the limit here! We can custom-tailor programs to meet the unique goals and needs of your group. Collaborating with you, we'll create a memorable experience that is filled with fun and scientific-facts. Contact us to create your custom program today!