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Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Discovery Units

Denver Zoo has created a Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Curriculum featuring eleven grade-specific discovery units for preschool through fifth grade. Each grade level offers a standards-aligned life science unit, and some grades also offer a standards-aligned social studies unit.


Inside each unit:

  • Before-visit, at-the-zoo and after-visit activities and lessons rooted in Colorado Academic Standards
  • An interdisciplinary final project that builds upon previous activities 
  • Grade-specific chaperone guides in English and Spanish
  • Zoo videos related to lessons
  • Orientation videos for teachers and students
  • Easy-to-print resources and student activity pages
  • Related book lists and web links
  • Suggested at-the-zoo classes, outreach programs and loan boxes to supplement students’ learning experiences

Field Trip Discovery Units for Toyota Elephant Passage are no longer available at this time. We are assessing the interest in an updated version of this resource for Toyota Elephant Passage or other exhibits at Denver Zoo. If you would utilize this resource in your teaching, please send an email to Please include the grade for which you are interested in your email.

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