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CONSERVATION CHALLENGE: RETHINK YOUR RUBBISH CUSTOM PROGRAMS

Good Neighbors to Wildlife

“Program provided great content and background info for a project building nest boxes and a pollinator garden.”  -Teacher, Embark Education 

Grow your students into the next generation of local conservationists and empower learners to take ownership for the care of wildlife in YOUR community. Students will discover what local wildlife needs to survive, work with Zoo staff to learn techniques to help, and make a plan they can implement to make an impact near your school.

A suite of programs to choose from-sign up for one or all: 

 

Make a Space for Wildlife 

Whether passing through or hanging out, urban wildlife needs a space in our communities to thrive! Students will explore different spaces that animals occupy based on their unique needs and then take action by building a home for wildlife. 

 

Make it Safe for Wildlife

Immerse your students in the journey of migration by navigating the helpful and hazardous situations that birds encounter. Learners evaluate the local environment and make a plan to help birds. Other approaches to learning about migration just won’t fly! 

 

Make it Bloom for Wildlife 

Explore the important relationship between native plants and native animals and the actions human can take to ensure a healthy habitat for wildlife. Okay, bloomers-it’s time to get to the root of conservation learning! 

 

GRADES 

6-8

DATES + TIMES 

Availability Monday-Friday. Booking confirms two sequential (same program) sessions to be completed within the following blocks of time, in the same room or classroom setting, or outside on school grounds: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00. p.m.; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   

COST 

New for the 2023-2024 School Year, Programs are 50% off through Denver Zoo’s Access to Awe Scholarship Fund. While funds last.   

Book now to receive special pricing of $140 for two sequential sessions, up to 30 students per session. $75 for a third sequential session on the same date.

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Each class is 45 to 60 minutes depending on your bell schedule, and can accommodate a maximum of 30 students.  Activities vary based on program choice, but most include an animal demonstration, outdoor exploration, and conservation learning that will lead to action at your school or in your neighborhood.   

 

ROOM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ground level or elevator access  
  • An unloading and parking area close to the program location, with access for a rolling cart 
  • At least one large table (6-8 feet preferred) 
  • An adult representative in the room during the program 
  • No other activities during both setup and presentation (Educator will arrive 15-30 minutes prior to set up) 
  • No food or drink 
  • No other animals 

 

Please contact us at dzeducation@denverzoo.org for further questions, including the ability to accommodate for upper elementary grades. 

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To cancel or transfer a program, please contact guestcare@denverzoo.org at least three weeks prior to your scheduled visit. 

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Rescheduling Fees: $25.00 transfer fee. Transfers are not guaranteed. 

Cancellation Fees: Less than 3 weeks from your scheduled date: 50% of total program cost. More than 3 weeks from your scheduled program date: No fee. 

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