K-8 Curriculum

Respecting the Earth and Animals

If you have never witnessed a group of school-aged children completely quiet and attentive, we can guarantee the “Trouper the Blind Raccoon” live or video presentation will keep them riveted! Dot and Trouper have even conducted presentations over Skype to speak with school classes in places outside Florida.

When wildlife rehabilitator Dorothy “Dot” Lee presents the WEP message to your school or youth program, and shares the harrowing story of Trouper’s tragedy that inspired their proactive message, they are listening.

As a retired educator, Dot presents a message that the whole audience can relate to, whether in kindergarten or in middle school. With Trouper the Blind Raccoon by her side, she teaches the children respect for wildlife and all living things. She also teaches them what to do if they encounter a wild animal or an injured one. If the presentation is done live, at the end the children form a line and get to shake hands with Trouper.

The WEP “Trouper the Blind Raccoon” video production and Teacher Resources will soon be available, so check back for updates.

If you would like to book an educator from WEP to appear with Trouper or another animal ambassador at your school or youth group, please

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One teacher’s review of Trouper’s presentation

Kindergarten teacher in New York uses Trouper’s book to teach class
Kindergarten teacher Carolyn Kisloski in New York heard about Trouper through her parents, who met him and the Trouper Team while on vacation in Florida. Her mother bought a copy of “TROUPER – The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning,” and Ms. Kisloski designed a lesson around the book for Earth Day to teach her class of 5 year olds to be kind to animals. She outlines the full lesson on this blog entry.

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