Wild Classroom programs are presented by St. Francis Wildlife education director Sandy Beck. Programs were created with grants from the Florida Advisory Council on Environmental Education and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.
St. Francis Wildlife is a local, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of native wildlife through rehabilitation and education since 1978. Each year, St. Francis Wildlife rescues and cares for approximately 3,500 injured, orphaned and sick wild birds and animals, many of whom are victims of injuries or health problems directly related to humans, vehicles or pets. The goal is to return wildlife to their natural habitats. Unfortunately, some animals sustain permanent injuries and cannot be released back to the wild. The Wild Classroom uses some of these non-releasable wild birds, mammals and reptiles to help explain the challenges their species face and to nurture.