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4th Grade - Extension Learning Opportunities

OUR ECO CONNECTIONS

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Consider booking one of these related programs to provide your students with a unique experience that deepens their learning at the zoo and/or in the
classroom. Advance registration is required of all programs.


Denver Zoo Field Trip
Education Programs at Denver Zoo

Unit-aligned programs that immerse your students in the animals, ecosystems and culture of Toyota Elephant Passage, during your field trip at Denver Zoo.


 "Ecosystem Connections" Guided Tour

Explore the zoo with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced docents as you compare and contrast Toyota Elephant Passage with other zoo exhibits, all supporting the curriculum topics of the Toyota Elephant Passage Discovery Units.  These active programs, aligned with Colorado Academic Standards, take place both inside Toyota Elephant Passage and in other areas of the zoo. 

In this Guided Tour: Investigate the roles ecosystems play in human communities in Colorado and Asia. This program has been intentionally created to support the 4th Grade Our Eco Connections Field Trip Discovery Unit.

Who: Minimum of 10 students, maximum 2 adults per tour group (cap of 100 participants per day)
When: Available Mon-Fri, September-April. Tours are 90 minutes for grades 1-3.
Cost: $6/student; Smaller groups will be charged for a minimum of 15 students
Register: Register Online
More Information: http://www.denverzoo.org/education/guidedTours.html


 Additional Classes at Denver Zoo

Although these additional classes are not currently aligned specifically with the Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Discovery Units, we offer a wide variety of programming matching this unit’s general theme.  Below are the programs that we recommend for the 4th grade Our Eco Connections Field Trip Discovery Unit. Please visit the link below for more information on these additional program opportunities.

  • Colorado Alive

Who: Up to 30 participants
When: Available Mon-Fri, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon (max of three classes per day)
Cost: $7/student; Smaller groups will be charged for a minimum of 15 students
Register: Register Online
More Information: http://www.denverzoo.org/education/zooClasses.html





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Denver Zoo Outreach
Outreach Programs at Your School

Classes, assemblies or after-school programs to support your classroom learning either before or after your field trip experience. Programs feature up-close experiences with live animals, "biofact" animal specimens and directed instruction from expert zoo educators and volunteers.

Although Outreach programs are not currently aligned specifically with the Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Discovery Units, we offer a wide variety of programming matching this unit’s general theme.  Below are the programs that we recommend for the 4th grade Our Eco Connections Field Trip Discovery Unit. Please visit the link below for more information on Outreach program opportunities.

  • Colorado Alive

Who: Up to 30 participants
When: Dates and start times vary, offered throughout the year
Cost: $150/first class, $100 each additional, consecutive class
Register: Register Online
More Information: http://www.denverzoo.org/education/outreachPrograms.html


Important Things to Know for All Extension Learning Opportunities:

  • Please register at least two weeks in advance for Zoo Ed-venture Treks or classes and three weeks in advance for Guided Tours (requested dates are guaranteed only upon confirmation by Denver Zoo Bilingual programs may be available upon request.
  • Scholarships are available through Denver Zoo's Red Apple Fund.
  • For Outreach Programs, travel fees apply outside of SCFD, and layover fees apply to breaks exceeding 60 minutes between programs.



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