San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
(San Diego Zoo & Safari Park)

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Let us bring the Zoo to you through our virtual field trips! Your class will enjoy a 30 or 60-minute virtual field trip to the Zoo from the comfort of your homes or classroom. Whether you get nose-to-screen with a giraffe, investigate an armadillo up close, or something else, it’s always a fun surprise on these exciting virtual tours. Topics will include habitats and food webs, conservation, and best practices in wildlife care. If there are any specific areas of focus you would like our Educators to incorporate, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate all requests!

ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS
Inside Story Tour (60 Min.)

Grades: ES, MS, HS

Website:

www.bookeo.com/sdzed-programs

 

Contact:
educationzoo@sdzwa.org

Phone:

(619) 557-3963

You and your students will join our Zoo Educators from the safety of your own homes (or classroom) for a 60-minute LIVE, interactive tour of the Zoo. This tour will include viewing of several of our favorite animals, time for an interactive Q&A with the Zoo Educator, and 2 special experiences. This tour is adaptable for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Watershed Heroes

Grades: ES (4th-grade Title 1 Schools only)

Website:

www.bookeo.com/sdzed-programs

 

Contact:
educationzoo@sdzwa.org

Phone:

(619) 557-3963

Explore the components of a watershed and learn how your 4th grade students can become Watershed Heroes!  This program begins with a pre-recorded adventure through a local San Diego watershed with a San Diego Zoo educator and Dr. Zoolittle.  Along the way, students will learn the components of a watershed, meet local species that depend on a healthy watershed, and learn how they can protect wildlife and habitats through specific conservation action steps.

 

After students have completed the asynchronous introduction, they will be ready to join our zoo educators for a virtual tour of global watersheds at the San Diego Zoo! This live, interactive program utilizes behind the scenes presentations and live webcams to explore watersheds and wildlife from around the world. Students will also be empowered to follow their curiosity and research independently through explicit instruction on accessing and navigating San Diego Zoo Kids online resources. This engaging, interactive program culminates by challenging students to become Watershed Heroes by committing to at least one conservation action step. Teachers may choose to supplement and extend the learning with our online curriculum

 

This program is open to San Diego County Title 1 fourth (4th) grade classes.  It is funded by the Price Philanthropies.  Other non-Title 1 schools may apply but subject to availability.

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Wild Art Hour

Grades: ES, MS, HS

Website:

www.bookeo.com/sdzed-programs

 

Contact:
educationzoo@sdzwa.org

Phone:

(619) 557-3963

Take a walk on your wild, artistic side! You and your students will join our Zoo Educators from the safety of your own homes (or classroom) for a 60-minute LIVE, interactive tour of the Zoo. This tour will include an art lesson, time for an interactive Q&A with the Zoo Educator, and 2 special animal experiences. This tour is adaptable for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 

Required Materials: each student will need something to draw with (ex. a pencil), something to draw on (ex. a piece of paper), and a device (like a computer or cell phone) with internet access!

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Wildlife Rangers (students-on-site version available)

Grades: ES (5th Grade Title 1 Schools only)

Website:

www.bookeo.com/sdzed-programs

 

Contact:
educationzoo@sdzwa.org

Phone:

(619) 557-3963

In this program, your students will learn about the importance of biodiversity and protecting endangered species, both around the world and right here at home!  This program begins with a pre-recorded adventure that starts in South Africa and ends at our local wildlife refuge in Chula Vista with a San Diego Zoo educator and a real Wildlife Ranger! After students have completed the asynchronous introduction, they will be ready to join our zoo educators for a virtual experience with interactive activities and a chance to meet wildlife at the San Diego Zoo! From protecting the endangered California Condors to tracking the local burrowing owl, your students will learn how Wildlife Rangers and the San Diego Zoo are working together to help end extinction.

 

While the entire program is now virtual, your students will still get an up-close view of the wildlife at the Zoo from the safety and comfort of your own homes (or classroom!).

 

This program is open to San Diego County Title 1 5th grade classes at schools in the following school districts...

  • Chula Vista Elementary School District

  • Lemon Grove School District

  • National City School District

  • San Diego Unified School District

  • San Ysidro School District

  • South Bay Union School District

This program is funded by the SoCal Urban Wildlife Refuges and Grant from the USFWS. Other non-Title 1 schools may apply but subject to availability.

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Zoo to You Tour

Grades: ES, MS HS

Website:

www.bookeo.com/sdzed-programs

 

Contact:

educationzoo@sdzwa.org

Phone:

(619) 557-3963

You and your students will join our Zoo Educators from the safety of your own homes (or classroom) for a 30-minute LIVE, interactive tour of the Zoo. This tour will include 2 special animal experiences and is adaptable for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

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