CLASSROOM PROGRAMS—For Your Own Class!
Most classroom programs feature animal presentations, a Zoo Educator, and the Zoo’s zany, good-natured wildlife researcher, Dr. Zoolittle.
- Length: 50 to 55 minutes
- Maximum audience (students and chaperones): 30 per classroom for grades pre–2 and 40 per classroom for grades 3–12
- Fee: $250 for the first program and $125 for each additional program (same day, same school). A mileage fee may apply.
- Be a Bug's Buddy! From beautiful butterflies to busy bees, the world of pollinators is amazing, and you'll never guess who the largest pollinator is! Includes a puppet presentation and a small animal encounter.
- What's the Buzz? Bugs are wildlife weirdos that the planet cannot do without! Learn about pollinators, decomposers, and other animal outlaws in this interactive classroom program. Includes a puppet presentation and a small animal encounter.
- Reptile Researchers: Join in the fun as our reptile researchers tag iguanas to monitor their movements in the wild, and track down an endangered local turtle species with the coolest radio-tracking equipment!
- Giraffe Trackers (two-part program): During two one-hour sessions, students encounter the challenges of tracking giraffes in Africa, as they become field researchers on an important mission. Session 1: Students track giraffes in Kenya using technology, trail camera images, and animal scat samples. Students will also learn how to become citizen scientists, helping to conserve wildlife both locally and globally. Session 2: Students dive deeper into the issues surrounding giraffe conservation as they step into the role of “Giraffe Guards.” Students will uncover the pressures on giraffe populations and collaborate to create a conservation plan. Fee: $450 (discounted fee of $350 if sessions are implemented on the same day, back to back).
- Global Climate Scientists: During this two-part program, high school students explore climate science and discover what it takes to be climate-smart citizens. Our interactive program empowers students to take action to protect our planet from future climate impacts.
Thanks to generous donations and grants from local organizations, the San Diego Zoo is pleased to offer several multi-part programs at no cost to Title I schools in San Diego County. To learn more about these programs and determine if your school is eligible to participate, please visit bookeo.com/sdzed-programs.