Thread: Advice Needed!
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Old 03-13-03, 09:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Jenn had alot of good tips Here's the basic guideline I follow when I do presenations...

*Introduce the animal by name
*Have them guess what it is
*Tell them what it is (if they are right, if they arent correct them)
*Ask if they think it is full grown or not
*Ask where they think he comes from, environment and location
*What he might eat
*Cover things like lifespan, husbandry, captive requirements, safety when handling them, give reasons for everything
*Include any interesting facts about the animal
*Go into status in the wild and some of its habits in the wild and how it varies from that in captivity

Main parts are just to keep the audience involved and not just you talking to them, have them ask questions at the end and always elaborate and go into detail about all points that you can. I know it seems like that might be a bit heavy for a group of ten year olds, but its all in the way you do it. The average age group I do presentations to are 3-12 years old, and adults as well. Another thing you must be careful of is sanitation. It is a good idea to bring hand sanitizer along with you, and have them put it on before and after touching the animals, make it clear that they cannot touch their face until they have put the sanitizer on for the final time to get rid of any germs Hope this helped a little Good luck with your presentation :thumsup:
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