Where the World is your Classroom! The Zoo is the only place to meet over 500 animal and 3,000 plant species. The Zoo is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants, and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide! Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week. Admission is only $5 per student and one adult per ten students is free. Learn More about visiting the Zoo with students. Register or call 513-559-7767 to sign up today Living Classroom Access Fund Qualified schools apply now for free admission to the Zoo. *Applications for April and May trips are now closed!* Learn More > School Classes at the Zoo Animal Demonstrations Meet and touch live animals! Sharpen sensory and observation skills during these exciting animal programs designed for PreK-5th grade. Learn More > CREW Programs Tour the Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW)and learn more about the Zoo’s research facility and exciting conservation projects.Learn More > Self-Guided Activities Get your students involved in learning while at the Zoo with these standards-based activities. Download and print as many copies as you need. Self-Guided Zoo Activities M=Math, S=Science, SS=Social Studies, T=Technology, L=Language Arts, C=Creative Arts Name Description PreK K-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 Animal Observers – Night Hunters Ask questions and make predictions while investigating nocturnal animals. L, M x Animal Observers – Wings of the World Ask questions and make predictions while investigating birds of the world. L, M x Animal Stereotypes Identify animal stereotypes and the impacts they may have. L, S x x Ani-moves Observe adaptations that help animals move. S x Animal Survival Inquiry Use inquiry to explore questions about animal temperatures. S x Ant Antics Practice observation skills on some of the Zoo’s smallest residents. S x x Big Math Become a math master with a little help from our elephants. M x Color the Rainbow PreK-K Color the Rainbow 1st-2nd Find out how colors help animals survive. S, C x x Conservation Connection Answer Key Discover how the Zoo protects wildlife. S, T x x Do You Hear What I Hear? Answer Key Identify the different shapes animal ears make! S,M x x Food Chain Frenzy Explore food chains and how animals eat. S x x Ecosystem Architect Design an imaginary ecosystem using Zoo residents. S x x Ethology and Inquiry Examine animal behavior and why studying it is important. S x Exhibit Consultant Observe exhibit preferences, collect data, graph and analyze results. S, M x x ExSqueeze Me Gather data and create pie charts to determine if the Zoo is displaying snakes people want to see. M x Handy Primates Use observation and inquiry to find out about primate handedness. S x x Insect Life Cycles Answer Guide Explore how insects go through a “big change” at the World of the Insect. S x Investigating Enrichment Explore enrichment and why it is important. S x x Our Silly Day at the Zoo Create a silly short story using descriptive nouns, verbs and more. L x Primate Antics Practice observation skills on the Zoo’s primates. S x x x Rare Bird Scavenger Hunt Answer Key Discover rare birds living at the Zoo and conservation efforts to save them. S x x Saving Wildlife Explore how the Zoo helps save wildlife. S x x Sensible Senses Discover animal senses. S x Solar Panel Fever Find out how much energy solar panels produce and if it is enough to power the entire Zoo. M, T x Staying Alive Explore physical and behavioral adaptations that keep animals alive. S x Toetally Wild Look at animal footprints and discover how quickly toes and feet can add up. M x x Ultimate Survival Explore how animals and plants interact with their environment. S x Underwater Lawn Mower Find out how much how manatees eat and how they help the ecosystem they live in. M, S x Wild Adaptations Answer Key Explore plant and animal adaptations for survival. S, C x x You Are Here Practice geography skills while exploring the Zoo. SS, S x Zoo Careers Could you work at the Zoo? S, T, L x Zoo Sleuth Reveal animal facts by solving puzzles with rhymes and numbers. M, L x School Events Special School Events Check back for special school events… Schools can Register Online for Admission and Education Programs. Questions? Email email@example.com or to register over the phone contact the Education Department at (513) 559-7767 Wild Discover Zones Wild Discover Zones are located at key exhibits throughout the Zoo where engaging volunteers interact with your students about special, standards-based topics. Zones change annually so check back to see what’s new! 2014 Wild Discover Zones Wild Discover ZoneLocationZone Theme Eagle EyrieBetween Andean Condor and Sea Eagle flight cagesAnimals are classified into different groups based on similar physical characteristics. Two characteristics that makes bird unique are feathers and wings. Elephant ReserveNear the exhibit pavilionElephants are a great example of a keystones species because of their ability to "bio-engineer" their habitat in ways that other plants and animals rely on to survive and thrive. Gorilla WorldEntire exhibitConnection with wildlife can create conservation action and learning about the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla residents can help create that connection and respect. Manatee SpringsAcross from the manatee tankManatees encounter a variety of problems in the wild that sometimes requires them to be rescued and sent to a rehabilitation facility, so they can eventually be released. The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the few zoos in the U.S. to rehabilitate manatees for release. Swan LakeBetween Gibbon Island and WetlandsIt is easy to observe wildlife all around us including our own backyards, parks, and green spaces. World of the InsectCounter across from Leaf-Cutter AntsThe Cincinnati Zoo is part of a conservation breeding and release program for the American burying beetle, an important but endangered native species to our ecosystem.