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4th Grade - Extension Learning Opportunities

TREKKING THROUGH TROPICAL ASIA

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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.

 "A Trek Through the Tropics" Zoo Ed-venture Trek

Take the learning from the classroom to the field, as zoo educators lead your students on an educational journey through Toyota Elephant Passage! Zoo Ed-venture Treks are immersive programs aligned with Colorado Academic Standards that take place entirely in Toyota Elephant Passage, with opportunities for observation, inquiry and discovery.

In this Zoo Ed-Venture Trek: Investigate how Asian tropical ecosystems are similar to and different from other ecosystems around the world, including those in Colorado.  This program has been intentionally created to support the 4th grade Trekking through Tropical Asia Field Trip Discovery Unit.

Who:
Up to 30 participants
When: Available Mon-Fri, September 17-May 17, 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: Online Registration

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 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 Trekking through Tropical Asia 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, September 17-May 17, 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: Online Registration

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 Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Adventures at Denver Zoo

Bunk with the Beasts is an overnight learning adventure at Denver Zoo, designed to encourage bonding time, shared projects and special zoo experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime.  Although this program is not currently aligned specifically with the Toyota Elephant Passage Field Trip Discovery Units, it explores topics matching this unit's general theme.  Below are the Bunk programs that we recommend for this Field Trip Discovery Unit. Please visit the link below for more information on this additional program opportunity.
  • Rainforest Wonders

Who: Up to 100 participants
When: Available September -May, 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. Visit our website or email us at bunkwiththebeasts@denverzoo.org for a custom date to work with your schedule.
Cost: $49/student; 1 chaperone per 10 students FREE.  Additional chaperones $39.

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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 Trekking through Tropical Asia 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: Online Registration

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Denver Zoo Outreach
Loan Libraries at Your School

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Important Things to Know for All Extension Learning Opportunities:

  • Please register at least two weeks in advance (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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