Afternoon fellow ambassadors! We have decided to create a blog to share with you interesting stories, updates on our animals, and some thoughts of our own. We make no promises posting a new blog every week or even every month because when it comes to animals scheduling time to sit and write will be difficult. We wanted this first blog post to be an introduction and a hello from us to you. We want to also give you the brief history on ambassadors of nature.
When we say we are young company that is no exaggeration, we started January 1, 2018. Just simply coming up with a name that would fit the business was a struggle. We went through many changes and finally settled on Ambassadors of Nature. Each of our animals are ambassadors not only to their wild kin but also to the habitats and ecosystems and which they come from. So the name Ambassadors of Nature just fit. Then came the logo. We are very fortunate to have such a talented friend who made us such a stunning logo! The first few months were full of paperwork and building enclosures, neither of which are completely done. We have gotten our class 3 permit through the State of Florida which allows us to have our ambassadors. We have hopes of acquiring our Migratory Bird Treaty Act license which will allow us to house native raptor species.
We worked closely with Florida certified teachers to make sure our programs would fit right in with what students were already learning in the classroom. One of our favorite quotes happens to be, “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I’ll remember, involve me and I’ll understand”. This specific mantra was very important to us when it came to developing each individual program. So far we have five different programs to choose from we have a meet the animals program which is perfect for birthday parties, retirement homes and daycares. Our educational programs consist of ecosystems, food chain, adaptations and conservation. We pride ourselves on being flexible and have even delivered specific programs on rainforest animals and even invasive species. We’d like people to know that when it comes to educating about conservation and animals we will try our best to make it happen even if it’s not one of the five programs listed on our website. This is because education is important to us and why we began this adventure with Ambassadors of Nature.
We have acquired some amazing ambassador animals to help shed light on conservation issues we can all get behind not only in our backyards here in Florida but around the entire world. Acquiring our ambassadors took some work. Each species we chose had to fit into our programming. We couldn’t very well do a program on the different ecosystems around the world and have nothing but rainforest animals we also couldn’t do a program on the food chain and have nothing but consumers. Therefore a lot of thought went into which species would be used. Next, it was very important to find individuals that would do well as an ambassador. Every single animal is an individual and has individual personalities. This being said we needed to make sure each individual ambassador we chose would be a good fit.
Moving forward we have some big ambitions. Not only will we continue our mission to provide stimulating educational programs to the Marion County area but we may have some surprises around the corner so stay turned!