Field Trip Experiences

Field Trip Experiences

Make your field trip a valuable learning opportunity by including a unique Field Trip Experience! Taught by experienced educators, programs include interactive STEM lessons and an education animal encounter while supporting the standards you are teaching in your classroom. These programs last 45 minutes so you still have time to see the Zoo.

Program Topics by Age Level

New Limited Time Class!

Wildlife Through a Lens (Kindergarten – 5th Grade)
Join us for an experience unlike any other as you share conservation messaging through the art of photography. Inspired by National Geographic's Photo Ark, and the work of world-renowned
photographer Joel Sartore, students will create their own photo expedition. Students will get hands-on experience by using digital cameras to create images to inspire conservation. Students will design and construct a take-home frame for their favorite image.

Early Education (3-5 year olds)

Outrageous Outsides
Sharpen student investigation skills through the exploration of animal and plant coverings. How does an animal’s outside help it survive? What about plants? Students conduct simple experiments to explore how different outsides help with different needs.
Standards: VI.A.1.a.- b., VI.A.2.a., VI.B.1.a.

Where Do They Live?
Discover the diversity of ecosystems where plants and animals live. How does a cactus survive in the desert or an alligator in the swamp? Students will apply their new knowledge to create a diorama with a creature that is appropriately adapted for that environment.
Standards: VI.B.1.e., VI.A.1.a, VI.A.1.b

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

We're All Unique!
Earn your Zookeeper keys! Challenge your observation skills and learn about the unique characteristics of animal families. Identify the individuals by their traits so you can give them the best care possible.
Standards: SC.K.L.14.3, SC.1.L.16.1

Animal Sizes
Compare students to animals! Are students as tall as a tiger? Are a student’s hands as big as a black bear’s paws? Students will use non-standard measurements to discover the diversity of animals and how their sizeable features stack up for survival.
Standards: SC.K.P.8.1, SC.1.L.17.1, SC.1.P.8.1

2nd and 3rd Grade

Survival of the Seasons
Become a master of migration. Learn the challenges animals face as they journey across the African savanna in a feat for survival! Students will put their engineering and problem-solving skills to the test as they encounter realistic scenarios.
Standards: SC.2.E.7.1, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.3.L.17.1

Zoo by Design
Create your very own zoo! How would you organize it? Upon studying Naples Zoo’s map, students will be challenged to classify the amazing Zoo residents by geography and taxonomic class.
Standards: SC.2.L.16.1, SC.3.L.15.1

4th and 5th Grade

Swamp Detectives
Be a sleuth of the wild and see if you can crack the code!  Students will earn their detective badges with this “escape room” style program as they follow clues and investigate an invasive species discovered in the swamp. 
Standards: SC.4.L.16.2, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.5.E.7.5, SC.5.L.15.1

Wildlife Trackers
Conserve wildlife through the use of technology!  An animal’s population is in peril, and it’s up to your class to find out why. Students will use scientific research tools as they learn how to track animals. They will practice using the scientific method to test a hypothesis and create solutions to save a species!
Standards: SC.4.L.16.2, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.5.E.7.5, SC.5.L.15.1


$12 per student (includes zoo admission)
*One adult for every 10 students is free and required, additional adults are $12.
Minimum 10 paying students required.

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