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1 Butterfly Builders Students will investigate butterflies and their life cycle through a variety of activities including a story, game and science investigation. The lesson will end with a guided trip to see our Butterfly Kaleidoscope. Designed for students Pre-K through 5th grade. Program goal: Students will have a better awareness and understanding of butterflies and their habitats Kindergarten SCI.K Life Science Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them. SCI.K Observe and draw physical features of common plants and animals. SCI.K Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body covering, size, weight, color and the way they move. Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their 2 nd Grade SCI Life Science Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles. SCI Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles-including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death. SCI Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals SCI Describe ways in which humans have changed the natural environment. Explain if these changes have been detrimental or beneficial.

2 Building a Habitat (Zoo habitats) Students will explore what is important in a habitat and how the Zoo creates animal exhibits through a variety of activities as well as a trip out to see an exhibit. Designed for students 1st through 4th Grade. Program goal: Students will have a better understanding of what it takes to build a habitat for animals Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their SCI Observe and explain that plants and animals have basic needs for growth and survival: plants need to take in water and need light, and animals need to take in water and food and have a way to dispose of waste. SCI Describe how animals habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live. SCI Observe, compare and record the physical characteristics of living plants or animals from widely different Describe how each plant or animal is adapted to its environment. SCI Design investigations to explore how organisms meet some of their needs by responding to stimuli from their SCI Earth Science Describe how the supply of natural resources is limited and investigate ways that humans protect and harm the environment.

3 Polar Plunge Students will explore the adaptations of polar animals through a variety of activities including a story, game and science investigation. The lesson will finish with a guided trip to see some of our polar animals. Designed for students Pre-K through 5th Grade. Program goal: Students will have a better awareness and understanding of polar animals Kindergarten SCI.K Life Science Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them. SCI.K Observe and draw physical features of common plants and animals. SCI.K Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body covering, size, weight, color and the way they move. Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their SCI Observe, compare and record the physical characteristics of living plants or animals from widely different Describe how each plant or animal is adapted to its environment. SCI Design investigations to explore how organisms meet some of their needs by responding to stimuli from their

4 Tropical Topple Students will discover the importance of habitats and ecosystems while participating in our giant Tropical Topple game! The activity will help explain the interconnectivity of the natural world. This program also includes a guided trip out to one of our Zoo exhibits. Designed for students 3rd Grade through 6th Grade. Program goal: Students will have a better understanding and awareness of the connections of species, habitats and ecosystems SCI Earth Science Describe how the supply of natural resources is limited and investigate ways that humans protect and harm the environment. SCI Describe ways in which humans have changed the natural environment. Explain if these changes have been detrimental or beneficial. 5 th Grade SCI Life Science Observe, describe and ask questions about how changes in one part of an ecosystem create changes in other parts of the ecosystem. 6 th Grade SCI Life Science Describe that all organisms, including humans, are part of complex systems found in all biomes (i.e., freshwater, marine, forest, desert, grassland and tundra). (6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3) Understand that the major source of energy for ecosystems is light produced by major nuclear reactions in the sun. (6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6) SCI Describe specific relationships (i.e., predator and prey, consumer and producer, and parasite and host) between organisms and determine whether these relationships are competitive or mutually beneficial. SCI Describe how changes caused by organisms in the habitat where they live can be beneficial or detrimental to themselves or to native plants and animals. SCI Describe how all animals, including humans, meet their energy needs by consuming other organisms, breaking down their structures, and using the materials to grow and function.

5 Orangutan Observers: Adaptations Explore the world of orangutans and discover what makes these primates so special. The program will finish with a guided visit to see our orangutans in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. In this program, students will compare their own physical adaptations to that of an orangutan. Designed for pre-k through 2 nd grade. Program goal: Students will have a better understanding and awareness of the orangutan adaptations and how these adaptations help them survive in their habitat Kindergarten SCI.K Life Science Observe living organisms, compare and contrast their characteristics, and ask questions about them. SCI.K Observe and draw physical features of common plants and animals. SCI.K Describe and compare living animals in terms of shape, texture of body covering, size, weight, color and the way they move. Observe, describe and ask questions about living things and their relationships to their environments SCI Observe and explain that plants and animals have basic needs for growth and survival: plants need to take in water and need light, and animals need to take in water and food and have a way to dispose of waste. SCI Describe how animals habitats, including plants, meet their needs for food, water, shelter and an environment in which they can live. 2 nd Grade SCI Life Science Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles. SCI Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles-including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death. SCI Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals

6 Orangutan Observers: Habitat & Conservation Explore the world of orangutans and discover what makes these primates so special. The program will finish with a guided visit to see our orangutans in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. Students will investigate the elements of an orangutan habitat and discover the importance of this habitat to orangutan conservation. Designed for grades 2-5. Program goal: Students will have a better understanding and awareness of orangutans, orangutan habitat and conservation issues for orangutans 2 nd Grade SCI Life Science Observe, ask questions about and describe how organisms change their forms and behaviors during their life cycles. SCI Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles-including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death. SCI Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals Observe and describe how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents or one another. Describe how these differences in physical characteristics among individuals in a population may be advantageous for survival and reproduction Observe, compare and record the physical characteristics of living plants or animals from widely different Describe how each plant or animal is adapted to its environment Design investigations to explore how organisms meet some of their needs by responding to stimuli from their Describe a way that a given plant or animal might adapt to a change arising from a human or non-human impact on its environment.

7 Orangutan Observers: Memory & Problem Solving Explore the world of orangutans and discover what makes these primates so special. The program will finish with a guided visit to see our orangutans in the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. In this program, students will explore their own memory and problem solving abilities while learning more about the cognitive abilities of orangutans. Designed for grades 4-7. Program goal: Students will have a better understanding and awareness of orangutan skills of memory and problem solving and how these are used in their complex environment Observe and describe how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents or one another. Describe how these differences in physical characteristics among individuals in a population may be advantageous for survival and reproduction Observe, compare and record the physical characteristics of living plants or animals from widely different Describe how each plant or animal is adapted to its environment Design investigations to explore how organisms meet some of their needs by responding to stimuli from their Describe a way that a given plant or animal might adapt to a change arising from a human or non-human impact on its environment. 6 th Grade Describe specific relationships (i.e., predator and prey, consumer and producer, and parasite and host) between organisms and determine whether these relationships are competitive or mutually beneficial Describe how changes caused by organisms in the habitat where they live can be beneficial or detrimental to themselves or to native plants and animals

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