Other Nature Topics for Families and Children
The Natural World has lots of amazing animals!
Learn more about Magnificent Mammals, Fintastic Sharks, Beautiful Butterflies, Fun Flyers and more!
Frogs and Life in the Vernal Pool
Butterflies and more
A few fun extras!
Looking for some extra excitement?
Learn about horses or marine mammals like polar bears and sea otters
or reptiles like cobras, pitvipers, alligators or crocodiles
Can be adjusted to any audience level: Great for middle/high school students too!
Testimonials for Children & Family Programs
Learn what people think about Joy’s programs for libraries, schools, birthdays and beyond
Joy was able to get the campers engaged and they were thrilled for the full hour on Zoom! I would highly recommend “The Joys of Nature” to anyone looking for in-person, or virtual entertainment for their birthday party, or special event. These shows are highly entertaining and interactive for kids and adults, alike!
Summer Camp Director,
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
The pandemic stay at home orders caused both branch libraries we support to cancel their in house summer reading programs. Joy’s Zoom wildlife programs were the perfect solution! She is knowledgeable and engaging and the kids LOVE her! The photography in the presentations is gorgeous and the live animals steal the show!
Friends of the Library Southport & Oak Island
I highly recommend Joy for informative, educational and entertaining nature programs for all ages. Not only will you enjoy her narrative and learn from her vast knowledge but you’ll marvel at her photographs. Easy to work with, Joy can easily tailor her programs to suit your audience needs.
Bacon Free Library, Natick
Joy is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter of nature programs for school-age children! When we pivoted to remote learning in the spring, Joy presented live animal programs during the Google Meets for my science classes. She worked with me to tailor the focus her live animal programs to the state standards my classes were working on: ecosystems and biodiversity for the seventh graders and heredity and genetics for the eighth graders. The students were riveted and really connected with Joy!
Science Teacher, Nauset Middle School
Joy was an invited guest speaker for multiple virtual camp and after school programs offered by our science museum in the spring and summer. The students who ranged in ages from six to twelve years old, were captivated by her positive energy and engaging teaching style. Our students (and their parents) always look forward to her unique presentations, including great photos, live animals and fun stories. I highly recommend booking Joy for virtual or in-person camp or after school programs!
Camp Director and Research Coordinator
The Children’s Museum, Hartford, CT
(Pre-Covid) Thank you so much for coming to our class to teach us about amphibians! As always, your visits are a truly fantastic educational experience that extends our curriculum. The kids loved learning from you.
Elementary School Teacher, Foxboro MAReturn to Top
Scout and Birthday Program Testimonials
Just a few pre-Covid testimonials from in-person programs for children
Thank you so much for the informative and exciting program…the boys are still talking about it. The other adults and I thought it was one of the best events we had done all year.
Don – Cub Scout Leader
Thank you so much for all you did to make Jason’s 5th birthday party so special-it was excellent! The adults enjoyed it as much as the kids-a testament to your skills as a presenter and educator. Your enthusiasm and knowledge were amazing-I wish I had your energy.
Jen & Ian
Thank you very much for a wonderful program! I have received many comments from parents saying how much their boys enjoyed the program. Your enthusiasm and depth of knowledge really captured the boys’ attention and interest.
Jana – Cub Scout Leader
I wanted to thank you for the fabulous reptile/amphibian birthday party. The boys were so impressed with all the cool education animals. They have been talking about it for days. My son said it was the best birthday party he ever had! Thanks again for making his 10th birthday a very special event!
Janet & Marcel
Thank you for the wonderful program you did for our Brownie Troop! You made it fun and educational for the girls even with the rainy weather. I heard from several girls and their moms that they had a great time and learned many new things.
Trish – Girl Scout Leader
Thanks for making Gabriel’s 5th birthday so special. He said “I want to have my birthday with Joy next year!” Everyone had a blast. You clearly help children explore nature in new and exciting ways.
What an amazing person.
She was filled with knowledge, fun stories, and enthusiasm that kept the attention of 20 girls and 3 adults for 1.5 hours.
Laurie – Girl Scout Leader
Thank you again for such a wonderful birthday party for Logan! We were all thoroughly entertained!
Thank you for an extraordinary afternoon! The boys were really captivated and we all had a wonderful time.
Your love of the wild and snakes is really contagious! I was impressed!
Hilli – Cub Scout Leader