The informal Science Education Enhancement (iSEE) is a collaborative partnership between Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, The Leonardo, The Living Planet Aquarium, Red Butte Garden, Natural History Museum of Utah, HawkWatch International, Thanksgiving Point and the Utah State Office of Education.
iSEE programs serve K-12 teachers and students and are designed to spark students’ natural curiosity and sense of wonder by providing exciting opportunities to experience science, practice science skills, and gain a deeper understanding of science.
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 State SEEd Standards Addressed:
• Standard 2.2.1 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about patterns of living things (plants and animals, including humans) in different habitats.
• Standard 2.2.2 Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts in different habitats. Emphasize how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitat.
2021 – 2022 School Year Programming
The following school districts will be offered programming on this year’s rotation:
Beaver, Davis, Duchesne, Garfield, Grand, Granite, Iron, Kane, Millard, Morgan, North Summit, Ogden, Park City, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, South Summit, Tintic, Tooele, USDB, Washington, Wayne, Weber, and charter schools located within the geographic boundaries of those school districts.
For more information or to book, please contact Suzanne Zgraggen at [email protected]
• This class is offered to all public and charter schools on a yearly rotation schedule. Your school will be contacted by our team as your district falls on our rotation schedule to arrange a visit.