EDUCATION
IN ZOO SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Education

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Group Animal Presentations

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The zoo would love to show you animals up close and personal.
You can reserve a place for your group in our auditorium to see and touch animals up close during your zoo visit.
Animal presentations are for any grade/age group.
Group Animal Presentation reservations include zoo admission.
Group Animal Presentations are 30 minutes and can accommodate up to 60 students and 10 adults (40 Special Ed and Pre K students)

Pricing:
30 students and 5 adults...............................$200.
Up to an additional 30 students and 5 adults....$200.
Title 1 school (30 students and 5 adults).........$180.
Pre K/Special Ed (20 students and 5 adults).....$180.

Presentation Schedule:
Please chose from the following times:
Monday - Friday 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am and 12:30pm


Education Classes

  • All Zoo programs are available from September through June.
  • In Zoo education classes are 50 minutes long and include a lesson and animal presentations.
  • Our education classes are aligned with city and state education standards making it the perfect class trip destination for true learning and fun!
  • Our zoo instructors are experienced educators that generate excitement and create a positive learning environment.
  • Our education department will gladly customize a program to help you reach your learning goals.

Pricing
In Zoo Education class (30 students and 5 adults)....$220.
In Zoo Pre-K class (20 students and 5 adults)..........$220.
Title 1 School (30 students and 5 adults)................$200.
Special Ed (20 students and 5 adults).....................$200.
All classes include admission to the zoo.

Registration

All programs must be registered at least six weeks in advance.
Payment must be received four weeks prior to the program or it will be cancelled.

Please call: 718-442-3174 ext. 33
or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to complete your registration.

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EDUCATION CLASS TOPICS
PRE-K Only

Farm Animals - NOT AVAILABLE AS A TRAVELING ZOO
Come learn about farm animals and meet some up close at the Zoo’s farmyard. Your class will meet our domestic animals and discover the ways farm animals help people every day. This class includes a tour of our petting zoo (weather permitting).


PRE-K - 2nd Grade

Senses
Whiskers, antenna, floppy ears and tasting the air are some of the ways that animals learn about the world around them. Explore the five senses like never before as we meet animals with some unique ways to taste, touch, hear and see.

Animals and Folklore
From mythology to fairy tales, animals have always been a part of our storytelling culture. We will present both stories and animals that demonstrate the importance of teaching lessons, explaining natural phenomenon and describing historic events.

It’s Alive
In this class, we will explore four characteristics of all living things: eating, breathing, growing and reproducing. Meet our animals up close and learn how growing and changing is different for every animal; especially frogs and butterflies!

Web of Life
Follow the flow of energy from the sun through all parts of an ecosystem. We will introduce and meet producers, consumers and decomposers. This class is a general introduction to the language of ecology and the way ecosystems functions.


Three hundred trout are needed to support one man for a year.  The trout, in turn, must consume 90,000 frogs, that must consume 27 million grasshoppers that live off of 1,000 tons of grass.

-- G. Tyler Miller, Jr., American Chemist (1971)



3rd - 5th Grade

Radical Rainforest
Investigate tropical rainforests layer by layer and discover what makes this habitat such an important part of global health. The incredible biodiversity and animal adaptations found in a rainforest are an important part of this class. Meet animal species that call a rainforest home.

African Safari
From lush rainforests to the driest deserts and savannahs in between, this amazing continent offers a variety of ecosystems and animals. Meet our African zoo animals and learn the unique ways they survive and thrive on the African continent.

Spiders Alive
Explore the exciting diversity of the Arachnid family. Learn about these incredible invertebrates and how they enrich our daily lives. Meet spiders from the zoo’s collection as we focus on spiders as both predator and prey.

Dinosaurs; Predator/Prey
Take a step back in time and explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs. We will look at the unique adaptations that dinosaurs had to both catch prey and to not be eaten themselves! During this class, students will meet dinosaur relatives from our animal collection and look at interesting fossils.


6th - 8th Grade

Adaptations
Adaptations are developed over time and help animals survive and reproduce. This class will focus on the amazing adaptations that animals employ when eating, defending themselves, moving from place to place and more. We will present zoo animals that have unique physical and behavioral adaptations.

Predator vs. Prey
The predator/prey relationship is one of the most important in the natural world. It drives natural selection and is what all animals depend upon to live. Join the zoo as we look at the adaptations and strategies that animals have to survive in their habitat. Your class will meet animals from the zoo's collection that demonstrate predator and prey characteristics.

Reptiles Roundup
An in-depth look at what makes a reptile a reptile, the important role they play in ecosystems and the adaptations that have allowed them to succeed for over 300 million years. We will meet several species of reptile and discuss the features that all reptiles have in common.

Not sure which trip is best for you?
Below is a sidebyside comparison of our Educational Classes
vs. Animal Presentations.
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