Our standards-based Habitat Investigations outreach program is designed to be an exciting complement to what teachers are doing in their classrooms. This 60-minute 2nd grade program focuses on students using science processing skills to explore two Utah habitats — wetlands and deserts. Students analyze an assortment of samples collected by the Zoo’s “research team.” Students make observations and inference, measure, collect data and share their results with classmates. They then observe living Utah animals and connect their ideas with the evidence to make conclusions about the adaptations these animals possess to survive in their Utah habitats.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is excited to present free in-state Distance Learning classes. You can now remotely connect your classroom to the Zoo! Working with Utah Education Network, our education staff is now able to connect to classrooms throughout the state. Each program will provide your students with programming designed to meet the Utah State Core Curriculum, meet some live animals, learn interesting facts and explore the natural world all in the comfort of your own classroom.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo now offers classes for students with special needs. We present outreach programs directly to your classroom and early intervention classes. Program Fee is $50 and includes live animals, animal artifacts, toys and interactive play. All programs can be adapted to meet your classroom needs and time frame (one hour maximum).
We offer three different outreach classes for preschool through first grade. Each of these exciting classes includes live animals and last 30 minutes. Learn about animal coverings – fur, feathers and scales, bugs -insects, spiders and millipedes and winter animals – how animals stay warm in the winter. Schedule your class today!