ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAMS
The Denver Zoo’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) facilitates environmental service-learning opportunities for 3rd-6th grades and is now offering a unique program for high school students.
At your facility
Consecutive classes should take place in the same location.
Maximum of 30 participants per class.
CLP is a joint venture between the zoo and the teacher so it is imperative that the teacher participates by teaching the supplemental lessons provided.
Bilingual classes may be available upon request.
Dates and start times vary, according to your scheduling needs and our availability. Offered year round, seven days a week.
Depending on program, four - seven total lessons: Two zoo-facilitated lessons, each 60 min. in length, additional lessons facilitated by the teacher.
Denver Zoo staff will work with the teacher to schedule a meeting to outline the program and teacher-facilitated curriculum, discuss logistics for projects, etc.
$400/first class, $250 each additional consecutive class.
Supplemental supply cost ($3.00/student) required for Beneficial Bats and For the Birds.
A $50 refundable deposit is required at the teacher meeting. This is not included in the program cost and will be returned once the suitcase is returned to the zoo with all materials included.
Scholarships are available: Learn more about Denver Zoo’s Scholarship Fund.
Layover fees apply to breaks exceeding 60 minutes between classes.
Travel fees apply to locations outside of SCFD boundaries.
CAS 4th Grade Life Science 1: All living things share similar characteristics, but they also have differences that can be described and classified.
CAS 4th Grade Life Science 3: There is an interaction and interdependence between and among living and nonliving components of systems.
CAS 5th Grade Earth Science 1: Earth and sun provide a diversity of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
CAS 5th Grade Earth Science 2: Water on Earth is distributed and circulated through oceans, glaciers, rivers, ground water, and the atmosphere.
CAS 5th Grade Earth Science 3: Earth’s natural resources provide the foundation for human society’s physical needs. Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled.
CAS 6th Grade Life Science 1: Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species.
- How does your water measure up? Students explore and analyze water use and pollution. Then, young leaders educate their community about water pollution by placing medallions with warning messages on storm drains in the school’s neighborhood.
CAS 6th Grade Life Science 2.1: Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species.
CAS 4th Grade Life Science 2.3: There is interaction and interdependence between and among living and nonliving components of ecosystems.
CAS 3rd Grade Reading, Writing, and Communicating 1.2: Successful group activities need the cooperation of everyone.
- Students will go batty learning about these amazing animals! Examine benefits and characteristics of bats while studying their conservation needs. Then, do your part by building bat houses to hang at your school or donate to local organizations.