Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences

Basic Information

Address: 29 Argyle Ave Riverside, RI 02915
Phone Number: 401-258-6412
Director: dave Marchetti

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Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences
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Additional Information

Focus: Incredibly hands on educational animal programs
Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8
Length: Customized 30 to 60 min presentations

Covers all RI, eastern CT, eastern and central MA

Pricing: Hourly price varies with length of stay starting at $180 for first hour.

Programs are generally geared towards learning basic info about animals followed by hands on time where children have the opportunity to touch and hold animals on their own.

Residencies: Regular presenter at many RI schools, preschools and libraries as well as the Providence Children's Museum.
Setup: Generally 10 minutes once I am in the building.
Takedown: Very quick, see above.
Equipment: Usually require only one or two tables if audience is large. With small groups often use just a chair with children particularly younger ones sitting up close on the floor.

Animal Experiences is the most hands on animal show you will find. I have been doing shows for well over 20 years. Animals include turtles, lizards, snakes, amphibians, hedgehog, chinchilla and bunny. I also bring an alligator to RI venues.

Mission Statement:

The goal of Animal Experiences is to teach children to appreciate animals through a relaxed and hands on presentation while providing basic and interesting facts regarding their habits, colors, habitats etc.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: When exposed to animals in a relaxed and non threatening way the vast majority of children are fascinated by them.
Testimonials: There are testimonials on the Animal Experiences website and on the Animal Experiences facebook page www.facebook.com/bestanimalfun. In addition are one from a teacher and another from a librarian. 'Today was an absolute success. Our children were absolutely enamored with all your animals and my co-workers were beyond complimentary regarding you and your program. We are booking you again next year. I can not thank you enough. Lesley Sylvia Kingston Hill Charter School 'Dave Marchetti's program is fun and informative! We're always fascinated at how he can hand animals to young children and they automatically understand and mirror his gentle nature and approach. Dave's love of animals and his ability to educate the audience in a respectful and engaging way is why we keep hiring him year after year, he's incredible.' Aimee Fontaine Children's Librarian Exeter Public Library