|Shea the Red-Tailed Boa shows students at Capps her 8 foot long body!
About the Director
has always had a passion for wildlife. As a teen, Jennifer volunteered at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a Junior Curator.
After high school, she married, spent time raising a family and meanwhile remained deeply committed to exploring, understanding,
and educating those close to her about the natural world and its inhabitants.
Later, in 2001, Jennifer
returned to the Oklahoma City Zoo to work as an adult volunteer. She was then hired as staff in the Zoo's Education
Department where she remained until 2005. Critter Tales was conceived shortly thereafter and has ever
since been Bringing the Wild to Life throughout the state of Oklahoma.
is a member of Oklahoma Master Naturalists, and has also completed Project Learning Tree educator training through
Oklahoma Forestry Services.
Jennifer is the mother of 4 boys and enjoys camping, hiking, bon fires, church
activities, and being with her family.
|A youngster gets up close with Blue, the Australian blue-tongued skink.
What We Do
Critter Tales aims to bring programs to
youth and adults that teach a broad range of concepts about wildlife and natural conservation in a fun and interesting
way. We all share the planet Earth. Everything is connected. It is our hope to especially make
children realize that they are an important piece in a very fragile puzzle. Every child can be a part of the solution
to our shared dilemma.
have traveled extensively throughout the state of Oklahoma, and we believe that the Critter Tales method of Bringing
the Wild to Life is helping to create a brighter, more stable future for all of us. All who experience
Critter Tales have the opportunity to witness firsthand our connection to and responsibility for each other and our planet.
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|Critter Tales at Forestry & Wildlife Camp in Beaver's Bend State Park.
Licenses & Permits
Critter Tales Inc. is a 501(c)3
We are licensed by the USDA, FWS, and ODWC.
Where required, all animals have
by a Veterinarian for public use.
Critter Tales Inc. holds all permits for possession
of animal artifacts
from the State of Oklahoma and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
|Charlie the Skunk poses with Critter Tales Director Jennifer in 2010.