Now offering free Zoo to You Outreach and Zoo Adventure Programs!

Thanks to a grant from BMO Wealth Management, Reid Park Zoo is pleased to provide Title I public and charter schools with either a free Zoo to You Outreach at your school or a Zoo Adventure Program at the Zoo through May 2019.

Request your program today!

Note: You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours to confirm or to propose alternative dates for your programming. If you do not receive confirmation of your date within one week, please contact zooeducation@tucsonaz.gov immediately.

Zoo Adventure Program

    • Grades K-12 (a self-guided trip or Zoo to You Outreach is best for preschool groups)
    • 45-minute classroom program featuring live animal ambassadors

    Zoo Adventure Programs align with current state and federal science standards and provide a fun and memorable field trip for your students.

    You can choose to have your programs start at either 9:30 or 10:00. Each ZAP session can accommodate up to 40 people (includes students and adults). For groups over 40 people, we will automatically add on extra 45-minute ZAP sessions as needed (up to 160 people per day).  For example: for a group of 120 people in the 9:30 timeslot, we will schedule programs for groups of 40 at 9:30 – 10:15, 10:15-11:00 and 11:00-11:45.

    Programs will focus on the topic of your choice and will include fun activities and presentations with live animal ambassadors.

    Available topics include:

    • Habitats:  Learn what an animal needs in its habitat and how animals survive in the desert, rainforest and savannah habitats.
    • Adaptations: Learn about adaptations that help wild animals survive and how people can be inspired by nature’s survival tips.
    • Zoo 101: Caring for the animals that call the Zoo home is a big job, learn how we do it and why what we do is so important.
    • Locomotion: (Grades K-2 only) Investigate how animals move from here to there by exploring their unique adaptations.
    • Conservation and Endangered Species (Designed for Grades 3 and up): Discover Reid Park Zoo’s role as a conservation organization and how zoos and scientists work to protect wildlife and wild places.
    • Animal Food and Nutrition (Designed for Grades 3 and up)
    • Animal Care and Health (Designed for Grades 3 and up)

Outreach

    • All ages
    • Maximum of 30 participants in each program
    • The program lasts 45 minutes

    All programs feature live demonstration animals. Please choose from the topics below:

    • Habitats:  Learn what an animal needs in its habitat and how animals survive in the desert, rainforest and savannah habitats.
    • Adaptations: Learn about adaptations that help wild animals survive and how people can be inspired by nature’s survival tips.
    • Zoo 101: Caring for the animals that call the Zoo home is a big job, learn how we do it and why what we do is so important.
    • Locomotion: (Grades K-2 only) Investigate how animals move from here to there by exploring their unique adaptations.
    • Conservation and Endangered Species (Grades 3 and up only): Discover Reid Park Zoo’s role as a conservation organization and how zoos and scientists work to protect wildlife and wild places.

Request your program today!

Note: You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours to confirm or to propose alternative dates for your programming. If you do not receive confirmation of your date within one week, please contact zooeducation@tucsonaz.gov immediately.

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