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McDowell Environmental Center

  • 205-387-1806, ext. 103
  • animalprograms@campmcdowell.org

Meet the Animals

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

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Our animal program (a.k.a. Alabama Neighbors or Animal Ambassadors) is part of our environmental education that is offered on-site at McDowell as well as at remote locations. Our feature traveling program, Alabama Neighbors is suitable for any location and for audiences of all ages. Every year kids and adults remember this exciting program and look forward to it again and again. We regularly travel to libraries, schools, churches, day camps, and state parks. The best time of year for this program is the summer and winter, though we have some availability in fall and spring.

We can help you customize your program to correlate to your school's science curriculum, your event's theme, or the types of birds of prey or reptiles you want to meet. Our Animal Ambassador team is made of up snakes, turtles, bugs, vultures, and other critters that live in Alabama.

Contact us: animalprograms@campmcdowell.org

Want to meet the farm animals during a visit to McDowell? Contact the farm: farmschooldirector@campmcdowell.org for details and cost; 205-387-1806, 106