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Outreach Mini-Class: Creature Feature

WE BRING THE ZOO TO YOU!

Looking for a shorter, 30 minute program designed to best meet the needs of your audience?  Mini-classes are taught by Denver Zoo volunteers who use live animals and biofacts in unique ways to engage young and old alike. 

Denver Zoo reaches beyond its boundaries and into the community with dynamic, interactive experiences featuring live animals. A variety of programs are available for ages 3 and up that celebrate the wonder and awe of animals and inspire individuals to respect, value and care for the natural world.

Creature Feature

All Ages
30 minute program 

Critters Creature Feature:
Meet two live animals up close! Compare and contrast animals such as amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, or reptiles. Zoo representatives will share information about the animal's classification, habitat and special adaptations.

Mammals Creature Feature:
Meet two live mammals up close! Zoo representatives will share information about the animal's classification, habitat and special adaptations.

Reptiles Creature Feature:
Meet two live reptiles up close! Zoo representatives will share information about the animal's classification, habitat and special adaptations.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


CREATURE FEATURE
COLORADO ACADEMIC STANDARDS

CAS Preschool Life Science 2.1 Living things have characteristics and basic needs
CAS Kindergarten Life Science 2.1: Organisms can be described and sorted by their physical characteristics.
CAS 2nd Grade Life Science 2.2: Each plant or animal has different structures or behaviors that serve different functions 
CAS 4th Grade Life Science 2.1 All living things share similar characteristics, but they also have differences that can be described and classified

Where

At your facility

Consecutive classes should take place in the same location.

Classes should take place indoors unless discussed with Outreach Coordinator.

Who

Maximum of 30 participants per class.

Bilingual classes may be available upon request.

All participants in preschool classes MUST be at least 3 years old.

When

Dates and start times vary, according to your scheduling needs and our availability.  Offered year round, seven days a week, including evenings (subject to availability).  

Length

30 minutes/class

Cost

$100 for first class, $75 for each additional consecutive class

Scholarships are available: Learn more about Denver Zoo’s Red Apple Scholarship Fund.

Layover fees apply to breaks exceeding 60 minutes between classes.

Travel fees apply to locations outside of SCFD boundaries.

Things to Know

  • Please register at least TWO weeks in advance. Requested dates are not guaranteed until confirmed  by Denver Zoo. For more information call 720-337-1488; or email outreach@denverzoo.org.
  • Denver Zoo Outreach 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 1 large table (6-8 feet preferred)
    • An adult representative in the room during the program
    • Some classes have additional requirements, such as extra tables or space.
    • No other activities during both setup and presentation
    • No food or drink
    • No other animals
  • Presenter will arrive 15-30 minutes prior to setup.
  • Due to the nature of live animals, Denver Zoo Outreach cannot guarantee which animals are at any class.
  • Animals used in classes may eat nuts; be aware of ALLERGIES.
  • If you have more than the maximum numbers of participants at your Denver Zoo Outreach class you will be charged for another class. You may request adding a class but Denver Zoo’s ability to present an additional class is not guaranteed due to the availability of instructors and animals.
  • Classes canceled or rescheduled with less than two weeks notice before the scheduled program date will be charged 50% of the total cost. Rescheduling will be accommodated to the best of our ability.  Red Apple Scholarship awards funds do not apply to any cancellation fees.

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