Outreach & Consultation
Inspiring respect & appreciation for all of earth's creatures through positive learning experiences.
Announcement - July 2020
This summer has been an unusual one for me. While in the past, I’ve typically booked nearly all of my private vacation time for exhibit and summer camp programs - the onset of the pandemic seriously disrupted the “norm” for all of us. With schools closed, camps cancelled, and new social distancing and safety measures in place I’ve had to consider what offerings and options I can provide to the public as a resource for learning, outreach, and consulting.
The costs of operating any live animal programs are always high, and while pet-keeping in itself is a pricey endeavor - as a professional animal exhibitor I have had the additional costs of maintaining permits, insurance, business accounts, and web presence.
After much deliberation, careful consideration, and looking at what my goals and priorities for the future are: I am sad to be announcing that I will no longer be offering any in-person live animal exhibit programs to members of the public.
I am working on planning and logistics to offer virtual exhibit and consultation services to members of the public as a way to continue to teach and engage with the community to further improve the welfare of exotic animals in captivity.
Stay tuned for further updates.
- Christina Swaan