Private Ed-Zoo-Cation Programs

Let us be the teacher for the day!

Through hands-on encounters with animals, animal biofacts, and interactive programming, your students will benefit from our structured programs designed to support your science curriculum. Grade level specific lessons, aligned with Benchmark Statements set by the Louisiana Science Framework, enable you to utilize our programs to complement your teaching units.

Please note: Indicate on your Field Trip Reservation Request Form that you would like a program. A Zoo Educator will contact you to confirm your reservation.

Programs

ANIMAL SENSES

Discover how the five senses help animals to survive. Students will compare their own senses to those of animals though imaginative and interactive activities.

Grades: PreK, K, 1

Benchmarks: PK-CS-I1, PK-CS-L1, SI-E-A1, SI-E-A3, LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C1

MOOVIN' AND GROOVIN'

Meet small animals that walk, crawl, slither, and jump. Students will learn how and why animals move in different ways through role-playing exercises.

Grades: PreK, K

Benchmarks: PK-CS-P3, PK-CS-I1, PK-CS-L1, PS-E-B3, SI-E-A1. LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C1

NATIVE NEIGHBORS

This program features major ecosystems and animals of Louisiana and gives students a better appreciation for the wild areas right here at home.

Grades: PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6

Benchmarks: SE-E-A1, SE-E-A5, LS-E-A1, LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C1, LS-E-C2, LS-E-C3, LS-E-B3, PK-CS-L1, SI-E-A1

HABITAT QUEST

Students will examine different habitats and learn how animals secure their needs from these "homes." Assembling a food chain will help students understand the interdependence between animals and their habitats.

Grades: 2-3

Benchmarks: LS-E-A1, LS-E-A4, LS,E-A3, LS-E-B3, LS-E-C2, SE-E-A1, SE-E-A2, SE-E-A5

CREATURES HAVE CLASS

What makes a bird a bird and not an insect, reptile, or mammal? Students will explore the diversity of animal life and learn tricks to sort them out.

Grades: 2-4

Benchmarks: LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-B2, LS-E-B3, SI-E-A1

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

Survival is all about having the right tools for the job. Students will learn how physical and behavioral adaptations help animals survive in the wild.

Grades: 3-4

Benchmarks: SI-E-A1, SI-E-A2, LS-E-A3, LS-E-A4, LS-E-C2

WEB OF LIFE

The web of life connects us to the rest of the planet. Students will learn where they fit in and what they can do to make the world a better place for wildlife.

Grades: 4-5

Benchmarks: LS-E-B2, LS-M-C2, LS-M-C4, SE-E-A1, SE-E-A2, SI-E-A1, SI-E-A2, SI-E-A5, SI-E-B1, SI-E-B4, SI-M-A1

VANISHING WONDERS

Imagine a world without tigers or elephants. Students will learn why some animals are in danger of extinction and what they can do to help save them.

Grades: 5-6

Benchmarks: LS-M-C3, LS-M-C4, SE-M-A2, SE-M-A3, SE-M-A4, SE-M-A6, SI-M-A1

SKULLOLOGY

Students will identify and compare the structures of skulls to determine their functions for individual species They will collect data and use dichotomous keys to identify a variety of animals based on dentition and other clues.

Grades: 6-12

Benchmarks: LS-M-C1, LS-M-C4, LS-M-D1, SI-M-A1, SI-M-A5

CUSTOM PROGRAMS (K- 12)

Don't see a program that meets your needs? Contact the Education Department at 225-775-3877 option 2 to ask about details and registration. We will work with you to create an amazing program suitable for your group, interests or curriculum.