Teacher Resources – Special Edition for Distance Learning
Needing a project for your students or looking for a way to engage your students in a fun, educational way?
Reid Park Zoo can help!
Below is a list of resources that are currently available to assist teachers (and parent-teachers) during this time:
We bring the Zoo to you during these 45 minute PRIVATE online classes allowing your class or group to personally interact with Zoo educators and virtually meet several animal ambassadors up close. The ZAP program curriculum is designed to align with current state and federal science standards and provides a fun and memorable virtual field trip for your students. These programs are Free for Arizona schools thanks to grants from the following organizations: Cox, Wells Fargo, BMO Bank, Target, the William E. Hall Foundation held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, and the Arizona Cardinals – Cardinals Charities.
While we are not able to physically be at the Zoo, we can still “visit” and watch the animals through live-feed cameras set up at various habitats. This is a great way to take a quick break, or incorporate into a lesson for students to practice their observational skills while they watch and record what the animals are doing.
Watch videos from the Zoo, learn about and receive updates on the Zoo’s animals, and have your students complete activity sheets – combining interesting animal facts and fun, simple activities.
Have your students learn about their favorite animals at the Zoo. Each fact sheet includes information on each species, conservation concerns, and insider information about that animal at the Zoo. There are 31 fact sheets, enough for each student in your class.
We’ve posted all of our educational and informational videos here for you and your students to explore!