Wildlife Encounters Education Director Kip Smith shows off an African porcupine during a presentation at the Council Bluffs Public Library on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Smith showcased animals from across the globe to help make a connection between the kids and the natural world and teach them about conservation. Library officials said that 290 kids and adults attended the event.

Wildlife Encounters of Gretna, Nebraska, will present a free program Wednesday in Council Bluffs.

A dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, followed by the interactive program at 6:45 p.m.

Wildlife Encounters is dedicated to educating the public about the natural world while offering a home for animals in need. Its award-winning educational programs have been seen and heard by more than 1 million students nationwide.

About 115 people attended last year’s Wildlife Encounters program at Emanuel.

This program is partially funded by a grant from Promise Partners.

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