CREW School Programs These programs introduce students to the conservation science that goes on at the Zoo everyday. CREW Programs are the perfect way to supplement your Zoo visit! Groups with 10+ Students Register Here! Questions? Email [email protected] or to register over the phone contact the Education Department at (513) 559-7767 Who can participate? Grade 6 and up Maximum group size is 30 students When are CREW Programs available? CREW Programs are available year-round at 10:00am and at 11:30am Each program is approximately 90 minutes and includes a presentation and tour. Make your reservations at least two weeks in advance. Programs are held regardless of weather conditions unless a weather emergency is declared. How much are CREW Programs? Free with School Admission! Where do CREW Programs take place? In The Carl H. Lindner Jr. Family Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) TopicGradeDescription Saving Species with Science ®Grade 7 and up This 45-minute presentation explains how CREW scientists are using science and technology to conserve endangered animals and plants worldwide. Highlighting the four Signature projects: rhinos, small cats, polar bears, and exceptional plants, this program focuses on propagation, assisted reproduction, and cryopreservation research in both the plant and animal divisions. Exceptional Plants Grade 7 and upExceptional plant species are those plants that produce few or no seeds, or plants with short-lived or recalcitrant seeds (seeds that do not survive drying or freezing). This 40-minute presentation highlights research projects taking place in the Plant Division. This program focuses on technologies used for collection, propagation, and preservation of Exceptional Plants, which include tissue culture, cloning, DNA analysis, and cryopreservation. Building Tour of CREW Grade 6This is an excellent opportunity to incorporate science into the school day, while visiting the Zoo. During this 30-minute guided tour of the CREW building, students will have the opportunity to see scientists in the labs and, in the process, gain a better understanding of the science taking place right here at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!