Welcome to the Wildlife Education Project
The WEP is a non-profit organization with the vision to instill a lifelong respect for all living things and the environment through our mission of education and empowerment of human kind to create change and take responsibility for the protection of our wildlife and surroundings.

Our belief is that through education and inspiration, we can empower individuals, especially children who are our future leaders, to take care of our planet and each other through a mutual respect of all living things. We work to educate and motivate individuals to look beyond themselves and consider others and the environment for the good of all.

The WEP works to bring change through our unique educational materials and published works that can be used by any educator or leader of an interested group, school and civic organization to teach our principals. The WEP leaders are available for educational bookings to hear the harrowing story of our iconic Wildlife Ambassador, Trouper the Blind Raccoon. We also partner with other like-minded organizations, to create a synergy to advance our common goals.

Trouper the Blind Raccoon

The inspiration behind the WEP is our four-legged friend, Trouper the Blind Raccoon, who captured the heart of wildlife rehabilitation expert Dorothy “Dot” Lee as she fought to save his life after being mistreated as a wild baby raccoon. Together, Trouper, who is now a federally licensed wildlife ambassador for the WEP, and Lee, his caretaker, work to ensure the future of our wildlife is preserved through their educational appearances.

Book Trouper and Dot for Educational Appearances

Yes, you can have Trouper the Blind Raccoon and Dot come to your school, group, camp, class, and organization! They love to travel around Southwest Florida to share their educational message with groups interested in learning about their story, and the lessons learned from it.

There is a tax deductible donation requested for the personal appearance to help support Trouper and Dot and their mission.

During the presentation, you will hear the story of Trouper, watch as he grasps fingers and shakes hands with guests, learn about his fascination with music, and hear about other cool Trouper and Dot facts.

Educational Presentations are $75.00 and last about an hour. If traveling outside the limits of Fort Myers, Florida, there will be an additional $50 travel fee to cover expenses. If you would like Dot and Trouper to visit several groups while at your school, ask about that option when we contact you. Scholarships are available for groups who cannot afford to have Trouper visit!

Email us! Ms. Dot will contact you with a confirmation!

Respect All Living Things

WEP’s vision is to encourage the Respect of All Living Things. This includes every living and breathing part of our community and our world. We can no longer take for granted the beauty that surrounds us. We must respect it and protect it to preserve our future in it.

Educate Future Leaders

WEP’s mission is to Educate our Future Leaders and empower this next generation to take the lead to create change. Using our educational platforms, we believe the future leaders we reach will feel motivated and encouraged to connect with and protect the world they live in.

Protect our Wildlife

WEP’s goal is to advocate for the protection of our most valued natural asset, our world’s wildlife and their natural habitat surroundings. We do this through our simple educational messages and engagement in local communities. You can help too by getting involved today.

The Wildlife Education Project (WEP) Mission

To instill a lifelong respect for wildlife and the environment through education and empowerment of human kind to create change and take responsibility for the protection of all living things.

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