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Get To Know Earth’s Largest Animal Group!


Wildlife On Wheels: Invertebrates introduces audiences to Earth’s largest animal group, journeying underwater and underground to meet crustaceans, mollusks, insects, and more.

Did you know that 99 percent of all living species are invertebrates? Learn how lacking a spine can be beneficial, while exploring the unique characteristics of the invertebrate animal families and the adaptations which help them survive.

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Hands-on experiences with Museum specimens and live examples of each family allow the audience to get up-close and personal with these amazing animals.

Book this presentation and discover why exoskeletons are awesome, how shrimp hunt for food, and which invertebrate glows in black light!

Booking Invertebrates? Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
Try adding on a Bugs On Wheels program and a Docents To Go: Oceans presentation and book the Animal Adaptations package!

Presentation-Specific TEKS Curriculum Included In Every Program Booked!


Download TEKS-based curriculum for Invertebrates at the links below.

These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.

Grades K – 2
Grades 3 – 5
Middle School

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