Critters & Company
Speaker / Animal Program
Talk about a unique and high-quality show! Critters and Company are excellent communicators who captivate audiences with character based messages reinforced through the use of animals. The programs teach and energizes youth about human relationships through the use of animals. Their programs also address another important issue that kids of all ages struggle with: communication. Their use of live animals provides a realistic approach to address "really" tough personnel issues.
Do you want students to remember the presenter's message? It's a fact: instructional messages combined with the use of live objects results in a visual stimulation increases memory retention. Critters & Company combines main presenter Greg Olson's experiences of working with young people and their families with stories and live animals to inspire each of us to make a difference. In the program, Critters & Company takes basic concepts of friendship and responsibility and illustrates them through the characteristics of each animal.
Using live animals personified and storytelling, Critters & Company advocates that each individual has potential for building a better world.
Note - Due to animal licensing that varies in each state and due to the physical toll put on the animals while traveling, Critters and Company usually restrict their travel to MN.
Location: Buffalo, MN
Expertise: Character Development, Relationships, Responsibility, Choices
Friends and Spiritual Choices
The Friends program is the most popular of all Critters & Company presentations. Although recommended to be used as part of the worship experience, the Friends program has been well received by all ages. Various animal species are used to stimulate an awareness of the friendship we can have with Jesus and with others. (Animals included in this show Cockatoo, Blue/Gold Macaw, African Tortoise, and Dog - animals could be substituted).
Animals: Cockatoo, Blue/Gold Macaw, Snake, African Tortoise, Dog*
God's Choice / Our Responsibility
Freedom of Choice
Stupidity mess ups
God's utmost choice of redemption - Jesus
Diversity of God's Creation
Critters & Company explains how our infinitely creative God made animals unique from one another and people unique form one another.
Animals: dove, macaw, amazon parrot, rabbit, squirrel, big snake, cockato*
Attitudes That Make a Difference
The power of one's attitude.
Animals: Amazon Parrot, Great horned owl, Tortoise, wallaby, snake, dove, hedgehogs*
* - The animals used in the programs may change slightly without notification.