Programs


Name Type Description
Lesson Plans & Resources 1-3 Grades 1-3 The Zoo offers educational resources to help support conservation learning. Lesson plans and activities for grades 1-3 are shared below. Visit the the Zoo website for additional information about Connections to Africa.

Connections to Africa Resources
Teacher Guide for Grades 1-3
Data Collection Sheet

Supplemental Activities
Living things need water
Living things need shelter
Living things need food
Living things need space
Understanding Animal Behavior
Elephant Inspired Tools Design Challenge
Elephant Movements Arts Integration
Identifying Shared Resources
Collected elephant behavior data: compare your observations from Connections to Africa with data from other students.
Scavenger Hunts K-3 Grades 1-3 Encourage scientific inquiry during your next Zoo visit with Scavenger Hunts in each of our Zoo Areas.

Check out the Zoo Map for areas to explore.

African Elephant Crossing K-3
African Elephant Crossing K-3 Answers
Australian Adventure K-3
Australian Adventure K-3 Answers
Primates,Cats & Aquatics K-3
Primates, Cats & Aquatics K-3 Answers
RainForest K-3
Rainforest K-3 Answers
Wilderness Trek K-3
Wilderness Trek K-3 Answers
Lesson Plans & Resources 4-6 Grades 4-6 The Zoo offers educational resources to help support conservation learning. Lesson plans and activities for grades 4-6 are shared below. Additional information is found on the Zoo website about Connections to Africa and Veterinarian Bag Exploration activities available on Zoo grounds.

Connections To Africa Resources
Teacher Guide For Grades 4-6
Ethogram
Data Collection Sheet

Supplemental Resources
Collected elephant behavior data: compare your observations from Connections to Africa with data from other students.
Elephant Conservation Collaborative Inquiry– Arts Integration
Elephant Inspired Design Biomimicry
Designing Green Solutions
Adaptations and the Environment
Being Part of a Food Web
Exhibit Design and Redesign
Visit futureforwildlife.org for more information about how you can help protect wild life in wild places.

Veterinarian Bag Exploration Resources
Teacher Guide
Comic Book Creation Arts Integration
Nature Inspired Medical Tools

Career Day
Career Day offers Grades 5-8 the opportunity to explore the professional fields of animal care, veterinary medicine, education and more. Check out our Career Day opportunities here.

Supplemental Resources
Design a Zoo Sign
Nature Inspired Design Challenge
The Training Game
Scavenger Hunts 4-6 Grades 4-6 Encourage scientific inquiry during your next Zoo visit with Scavenger Hunts in each of our Zoo Areas.

Check out the Zoo Map for areas to explore.

African Elephant Crossing 4-6
African Elephant Crossing Answers 4-6
Australian Adventure 4-6
Australian Adventure Answers 4-6
Primates, Cats & Aquatics 4-6
Primates, Cats & Aquatics Answers 4-6
RainForest 4-6
RainForest Answers 4-6
Wilderness Trek 4-6
Wilderness Trek Answers 4-6
Lesson Plans & Resources 7-8 Grades 7-8 The Zoo offers educational resources to help support conservation learning. Lesson plans and activities for grades 7-8 are shared below.

Collaborative Inquiry Resources
Teacher guide
Ethogram
Data sheet
To learn more about our Collaborative Inquiry opportunities visit our website here.

Supplemental Activities
Collected elephant behavior data: compare your observations from Connections to Africa with data from other students.
Biomimicry Monkey Design Challenge
Genetics and Heredity
Elephant Conservation: Arts Integration
Genetic Variation and Observation
Observing Animal Behavior
Visit futureforwildlife.org for more information about how you can help protect wild life in wild places.

Career Day
Career Day offers Grades 7-8 the opportunity to explore the professional fields of animal care, veterinary medicine, education and more. Check out our Career Day opportunities here.

Supplemental Resources
Design a Zoo Sign
Nature Inspired Design Challenge
The Training Game
Scavenger Hunts 7-8 Grades 7-8 Encourage scientific inquiry during your next Zoo visit with Scavenger Hunts in each of our Zoo Areas.

Check out the Zoo Map for areas to explore.

African Elephant Crossing 7-8
African Elephant Crossing Answers 7-8
Australian Adventure 7-8
Australian Adventure Answers 7-8
Primates,Cats & Aquatics 7-8
Primates,Cats & Aquatics Answers 7-8
RainForest 7-8
RainForest Answers 7-8
Wilderness Trek 7-8
Wilderness Trek Answers 7-8
Lesson Plans & Resources 9-12 Grades 9-12 Career Day
Career Day offers Grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore the professional fields of animal care, veterinary medicine, education and more.
Check out our Career Day opportunities here.

Supplemental Resources
Nature Inspired Design Challenge

Wildlife Conservation Opportunities
The Zoo is committed to securing a future for wildlife. Working with conservation partners in more than a dozen countries around the world, we are tackling today's most complex and pressing human-wildlife conservation issues. Wildlife around the world is threatened by habitat loss, illegal trade and conflict with humans. We develop and implement unique and collaborative projects that directly address wildlife survival and benefit local people. We have a responsibility to protect wildlife for future generations.

Learn more about Future For Wildlife
Scavenger Hunts 9-12 Grades 9-12 Encourage scientific inquiry during your next Zoo visit with Scavenger Hunts in each of our Zoo Areas.

Check out the Zoo Map for areas to explore.

African Elephant Crossing 9-12
African Elephant Crossing Answers 9-12
Australian Adventure 9-12
Australian Adventure Answers 9-12
Primates, Cats & Aquatics 9-12
Primates, Cats & Aquatics Answers 9-12
RainForest 9-12
RainForest Answers 9-12
Wilderness Trek 9-12
Wilderness Trek Answers 9-12
Nature Based Lesson Plans Pre-K & Kindergarten Nature Based Learning Lesson Plans for Teachers and Parents

Kindergarten Self Guided Inquiry
Zoo Activity Book

Australia
Aussie Life Venn Diagram
Australian Animal Habitats
Aussie Life

RainForest
Orangutan Behavior
Orangutan Behavior Graph
Skin Covering
Skin Covering Observation

Africa Elephant Crossing
Elephant Food Data Chart
Elephants and People Share

Animal Behavior
Animal Movement Record Sheet