Join the Zoo’s education staff to explore some of the habitats found in Utah, which animals live in those habitats, and how to be safe around them! In this interactive program, students will discover just how exciting and unique the habitats in wildlife in our backyard are. The program includes video footage, live animals and biofacts — skulls, feathers and pelts. This program is designed to complement our iSEE program, and was designed specifically for the districts that we are not able to visit this year. For more information about our iSEE program and our schedule, please click HERE. This program meets the Utah State 2nd Grade Science Standards.
This class is designed to help your students understand that working at a zoo is more than just “playing” with animals and scooping poop! Your students will discover the many different careers a zoo offers, the types of schooling these jobs require and what they can do to get started on their zoo career path now!
This class is designed to be used after your 7th graders have covered the 7.4.2 Strand of the SEEd Standards.
Standard 7.4.2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about specific animal and plant adaptations and structures that affect the probability of successful reproduction. Examples of adaptations could include nest building to protect young from the cold, herding of animals to protect young from predators, vocalization of animals and colorful plumage to attract mates for breeding, bright flowers attracting butterflies that transfer pollen, flower nectar and odors that attract insects that transfer pollen, and hard shells on nuts that squirrels bury.
Description- During this 30 minute class, we will briefly define animal adaptations. Then using one of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors as a talking point, your students will communicate the animal’s adaptations to the Zoo’s animal expert. Together the class will uncover the animal’s many adaptations and how they affect the probability of successful reproduction for that species.
To find out if one of these programs is right for you, please review the information below:
If you would like to schedule a program or have any other further questions please call the Community Programs Manager at 801-584-4551.