We have many programs tailored to hands on education for school-aged children.
All of our programs contain materials that meet various Nebraska standards.
Click the age groups below to browse the programs for each age category.
Contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each program description contains a link to our registration form.
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Pre K – 3rd grade
These are special literacy programs for pre-K through 3rd grade. These 30 min classes will include a story read to the class, an activity related to the book, and meeting an education animal. Teachers are able to select stories for their students based on their learning level and interest. Available as an on or off site program.
Very Hungry Caterpillar
A House for Hermit Crab
Out on the Prairie
The Rainforest Grew all around.
Very hair bear
The Hole Story
2nd – 6th grade
The program includes biofacts, an activity and an animal visit. These classes are 45 minutes long.
This program compares and contrasts what keeps an animal’s insides in across 5 taxa. Program will have two animals from two different classes.
What Makes Me…Me: A Study of Classification
These programs focus on one class of animals. Each program will study the characteristics of that classification of animals. You may select from:
Mammals – hedgehog and chinchilla
Amphibians – salamander and toad
Reptiles – two different groups of reptiles
Invertebrates – cockroaches and spider
*If you would like a compare and contrast classes please let us know at the time you reserve the class. You may select any two classes from our list.
I Will Survive: A Study of Adaptations
These programs focus on adaptations. Students will explore how animals’ unique adaptations help them survive their habitats.
Learn about the amazing world of animal feet. How some animals have digging feet while others have feet that are better for swimming and why. This hands-on program includes biofacts and visits from live animals.
Hats Off to Bats
Bats are very mysterious creatures that not many people get to see. This program will teach students about bats unique lifestyle including their anatomy, how they hunt, where they live and so much more through hands-on activities.
5th – 8th grade programs
These classes will be hour long investigations of the natural world
Food Chains/Energy Transfer
Investigate food chains to find out where energy goes after it leaves the sun.
Cargo for Conservation
Many animal species are endangered or have become extinct due to illegal animal trade. During this interactive program students will learn about the wildlife trade and what its impact is on the environment. Live animals are included in this program.
Careers in conservation
Animals through the ages
These programs will be hour long tours of a section of the zoo ending with a 10 – 15 min. keeper talk.
Appropriate for all ages tour information and activities will be adjusted for age level of audience.