Outreach programs are a great way to engage everyone in everything that Burpee has to offer. If you aren't able to bring your class or group to Burpee, we can come to you! We offer a wide range of one-hour outreach programs that we can bring to your site.
Animal Encounters: Get up close and personal with Burpee's live animals!
Fossils and Dinosaurs: Take a journey through geologic time.
Wonders of Wildlife: Discover animal habitats and adaptations.
Do you want a different topic? No problem! You can talk to the Education Department Scheduler to determine what is available for you.
Fee: A one hour presentation for up to 30 people:
$100.00 plus mileage reimbursement and travel time
Additional Presentations (same time/location) $75.00 each
Individual Specimens Available
Apatosaurus Skull Cast (large, heavy), American Kestrel, Screech Owl, Prairie Chicken, Belted Kingfisher, Great Horned Owl (large, heavy), Songbirds (Robin, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Fox Sparrow in one case), Blandings Turtle
I.D.N.R. Resource Trunks
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Burpee to offer a convenient pick up/drop off location in downtown Rockford. Trunks are free to Educators in Illinois and can be kept for up to one week. The following trunks are available: Aquatic Illinois, Illinois Birds, Illinois Fossils, Illinois Mammals, Insects & Spiders of Illinois, Invasive Species, Nature Back Pack, People & Animals of Illinois' Past, Illinois Prairies, Illinois State Symbols, Illinois Trees.