Get your students involved in learning while at the Zoo! These standards-based, multi-curricular activities are meant to be a la cart so teachers can choose which topics and subjects they want their students to explore.

M=Math,  S=Science,  SS=Social Studies,  T=Technology,  L=Language Arts,  C=Creative Arts

Activity

Description

Animal Observers – Night Hunters

Ask questions and make predictions while investigating nocturnal animals. L, M

Animal Observers – Wings of the World

Ask questions and make predictions while investigating birds of the world. L, M

Color the Rainbow

Find out how colors help animals survive. S, C

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Identify the different shapes animal ears make! S,M

 

Activity

Description

Ani-Moves

Observe adaptations that help animals move around. S

Animal Survival Inquiry

Use inquiry to explore questions about how animals survive. S

Ant Antics

Practice observation skills on some of the Zoo’s smallest residents. S

Big Math

Become a math master with a little help from our elephants. M

Color the Rainbow

Find out how colors help animals survive. S, C

Do You Hear What I Hear? Identify the different shapes animal ears make! S,M
Our Silly Day at the Zoo Create a silly short story using descriptive nouns, verbs and more. L
Primate Antics Practice observation skills on the Zoo’s primates. S
Staying Alive! Explore physical and behavioral adaptations that keep animals alive. S
Toetally Wild Look at animal footprints and discover how quickly toes and feet can add up. M
Wild Adaptations Explore plant and animal adaptations for survival. S, C

Activity

Description

Food Chain Frenzy

Explore food chains and how animals eat. S

Exsqueeze Me

Gather data and create pie charts to determine if the Zoo is displaying snakes people want to see. M

Handy Primates

Use observation and inquiry to find out about primate handedness. S

Insect Life Cycles

Explore how insects go through a “big change” at the World of the Insect. S

Rare Bird Scavenger Hunt

Discover rare birds living at the Zoo and conservation efforts to save them. S

Toetally Wild Look at animal footprints and discover how quickly toes and feet can add up. M
Wild Adaptations Explore plant and animal adaptations for survival. S, C
You Are Here Practice geography skills while exploring the Zoo. SS, S
Zoo Sleuth Reveal animal facts by solving puzzles with rhymes and numbers. M, L

Activity

Description

Animal Stereotypes

Identify animal stereotypes and the impacts they may have. L, S

Conservation Connection

Learn about endangered species and the conservation efforts to save them. S, T

Ecosystem Architect

Design an imaginary ecosystem using Zoo residents. S

Ethology and Inquiry

Examine animal behavior and why studying it is important. S

Exhibit Consultant

Observe exhibit preferences, collect data, graph and analyze results. S, M

Investigating Enrichment Explore enrichment and why it is important. S
Rare Bird Scavenger Hunt Discover rare birds living at the Zoo and conservation efforts to save them. S
Saving Wildlife Explore how our Zoo helps save wildlife. S
Ultimate Survival Explore how animals and plants interact with their environment. S

Activity

Description

Animal Stereotypes

Identify animal stereotypes and the impacts they may have. L, S

Conservation Connection

Learn about endangered species and the conservation efforts to save them. S, T

Ecosystem Architect

Design an imaginary ecosystem using Zoo residents. S

Ethology and Inquiry

Examine animal behavior and why studying it is important. S

Exhibit Consultant

Observe exhibit preferences, collect data, graph and analyze results. S, M

Investigating Enrichment Explore enrichment and why it is important. S
Saving Wildlife Explore how our Zoo helps save wildlife. S
Solar Panel Fever Find out how much energy solar panels produce and if it is enough to power the entire Zoo. M, T
Underwater Lawnmower Find out how much how manatees eat and how they help the ecosystem they live in. M, S
Zoo Careers Could you work at the Zoo? S, T, L