The Woodland Park Zoo Resources for Science in the classroom, at the zoo, and professional development.
Why the Zoo? • The Woodland Park Zoo has programs for supporting Washington’s Science Standards. • Many programs provide valuable explorations to enrich Seattle’s Science Curriculum (NSRC/STC science kits). • Animal encounters and supporting information can spark student interest in conservation. • The zoo provides a safe, meaningful experience for inquiry-based learning to extend classroom experiences.
Lions, Tigers, and Free Admission, OH MY!! School with 30% of students receiving free or reduced lunch receive free admission and subsidized transportation to the Woodland Park Zoo September-April!
School Admission Rates and Times Rates: • September 1st- February 29th$6.50 • March 1st- April 30th $7.50 • May 1st- August 31st $9.00 Times: • May-September 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. • October- April 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Parking: • Bus $25.75 • Car $5.25
Zoo Rules One chaperone is needed for every 6 students The zoo does not have any lockers for lunches, but you are welcome to bring your own food and picnic. Stay on the paths. Do not tap on the glass or agitate the animals. Do not throw anything into the exhibits. Keep your volume low.
Opportunities at the Zoo ZEST Zoo-to-School Programs guided by zoo staff to extend science curriculum. Specifically linked to NSRC/STC kits. Available Free Tuesday-Thursday, September-April, 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. • Interactive explorations guided by Zoo Docents • Available Free Tuesday-Thursday, October-November and February-April. • Linked to WA State Science Standards.
ZEST: Soaked or Parched? Adaptations in the African Savanna. Students explore the role of water in the lives of African mammals found on the savanna including: hippos, zebras, and giraffes. Students learn the differences between wet and dry seasons and how they impact plants, animals, and people. Chaperones will assist with station observation activities. See the Pre-information and Teacher Resource Packets for more information.
School-to-Zoo: Farm and Fabric Uses observation skills learned in the Animals 2 by 2 curriculum and NSF fabric unit Focuses on cows, chickens, and goats. Students explore how fleece becomes fabric from sheep’s wool. See pre-information packet for more information and additional resources.
Programs At Your School WILDWISE UPCLOSE Classroom encounters with zoo animals. Aligned to WA Science Standards Corresponding Discovery Kits are available for $27.00 for two weeks. Owls, raptors, arthropods, and reptiles. $160 for indoor; $110 for outdoor and free for high need schools. • Programs led by naturalist for 4th-7th graders. • Aligned to WA Science Standards. • Habitats and Wildlife of Washington. • Indoor presentation followed by inquiry-based outdoor exploration for students to apply knowledge and skills. • $160 for indoor; $110 outdoor.
WILDWISE Outdoors Extensions: Research-based Field Exploration Wetland Exploration Nature Journaling Native Legends and Ethnobotany
UPCLOSE Example: What Makes a Reptile? Snakes, lizards ,and turtles. Aligned to Science Standards. Classify reptiles by common characteristics. Sort reptiles into three main groups. Can touch the animals.
Other Teacher Resources Teacher packets are available for topics ranging from African Savannas to Washington Wildlife with fact sheets, activities, and worksheets. The Zoo Edition is a twice yearly teacher newsletter that highlights the ozo’s programs and registration information. The zoo also offers several professional development classes for credit on Saturdays.
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