MAIN PROGRAM COSTS

$250* includes teacher and student resources and live expert panel for up to 60 students

*Scholarships available! Submit an application.

2021-22 LIVE EXPERT PANEL Dates

All Expert Panels are 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

  • Wednesday, October 27
  • Tuesday, November 16
  • Thursday, December 9
  • Tuesday, February 15
  • Tuesday, March 8
  • Tuesday, April 12

Plan to spend  6-7 class periods on Challenge work prior to your selected Live Expert Panel date.

Conservation Challenge: Boreal Toad

For Students in Grades 4–6

Treat your students to an authentic, in-depth, self-paced exploration of a real-world conservation problem! Your students will be introduced to a REAL challenge facing conservationists today—the dramatic decline of the boreal toad. With vetted resources and access to experts, your students will be driven to uncover potential solutions to help this important species.

  • Project-based learning approach
  • Minimum 2-3-week flexible, self-paced timeline
  • Live Expert Panel with Denver Zoo animal care and conservation professionals
  • Additional add-on opportunities available
  • Program orientation for teachers with a Denver Zoo Educator upon registration

*IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION*

Your registration fees include one Live Expert Panel.  To get the most out of your panel, it should fall in the second or third week of your timeline—so simply choose your date, and then plan your program cadence with that date in mind. To register:

  1. Click the REGISTER button at above left.
  2. Select your expert panel date, and check out.
  3. Your classroom materials + $35 off coupon will arrive within 48 hours; we'll be in touch to schedule your program orientation.
  4. Use coupon to enhance your experience with add-on packages.
  5. Review the Educator Guide and begin the Challenge!

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Program

Conservation Challenge: Boreal Toad

For Students in Grades 4–6

Looking for an amazing way to engage learners and spark curiosity? Treat your students to an authentic, in-depth, self-paced exploration of a real-world conservation problem! Your students will be introduced to a REAL challenge facing conservationists today—the dramatic decline of the boreal toad. With vetted resources and access to experts, your students will be driven to uncover potential solutions to help this important species.

  • Project-based learning approach
  • Minimum 2-3-week flexible, self-paced timeline
  • Live Expert Panel with Denver Zoo animal care and conservation professionals
  • Additional add-on opportunities available
  • Program orientation for teachers with a Denver Zoo Educator upon registration

About the LIVE Expert Panel

Your registration fees include one Live Expert Panel.  During this *LIVE* 45-minute town hall-style event, you’ll have real-time access to Denver Zoo experts—with the ability to ask questions and influence the conversation as your class navigates the content with our professionals.

There’s never been a better time to help students understand the effects of environmental change—and how their actions can have a positive impact on Colorado’s ecosystems, and the amazing species they support!

About the Educator Guide

Included in the cost of your Conservation Challenge, the Educator Guide has been carefully crafted to provide you with a step-by-step outline that will support, drive and direct learners through this engaging program. The guide comes complete with backwards design, learning criteria and vetted resources for students and teachers.

Timeline
Our Experts
Add-Ons

Teachers Love Our Conservation Challenge!

“The access to experts develops powerful connections to the project for learners.”

Andrea Overton, STEM Coordinator
STEM Lab School, Northglenn, CO

“An excellent STEM-related experience for my students to realize how they can be impactful in their own community.”

Jayme Margolin-Sneider
Earth/STEM teacher

“Students are engaged in a real-world problem with the resources they need to come up with solutions.”

Felicia Evans, STEM Coordinator
STEM Launch School, Thornton, CO

Experiences for Learners at Every Level

Teachers, we also offer standalone experiences featuring one-on-one interaction with Denver Zoo's knowledgeable educators and wonderful animals. Book a Classroom Safari for up to 30 participants.