Let the Zoo come to you!
Through a variety of programs, experienced Zoo educators will present an engaging and interactive lesson for your students; complete with the opportunity to meet at least two education program animals. Outreach programs consist of interactive STEM lessons while supporting the standards you are teaching in your classroom. Programs last around 45 minutes.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, this program is currently unavailable. Please check back for future updates. Thank you!
Early Education (3-5 year olds)
What is a backbone and what does it do? Who has a backbone? Through play, engineering, and animal encounters, children will learn about animals that have backbones and what they do.
Standards: V.B.c.2, VI.B.1.b.,VI.E.1.b., VI.F.1.a.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Slithering, swinging, and scurrying all over the world, animals experience the world in surprising ways. Students will see how well they can use their own senses, and discover how animals use their sensational senses.
Standards: SC.K.L.14.1, SC.1.L.14.1
2nd and 3rd Grade
Whose Habitat is That?
Discover animals unique to three specific habitats. Through interactive activities, students will explore how animals find food, water, and shelter in different ways. Using their creative and problem-solving skills, students will design an animal habitat.
Standards: SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.3.L.15.1
4th and 5th Grade
Survival in the Savanna
Life can be challenging in the savanna – come learn why! Students will build food web models and face drastic changes to them. Through this process, students learn how natural and human-caused impacts alter the animal way of life. Who will be able to survive?
Standards: SC.4.L.17.3, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.4.L.17.2, SC.5.L.17.1
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*Early Education Programs have a maximum number of 25 participants per program.
- ZooMobile Outreach Programs must be booked at least three weeks prior to the desired visit date.
- Each program accommodates up to 50 total participants, and up to two programs can be reserved back-to-back on one date.
- Early Education programs have a maximum of 25 total participants per program.
- The ZooMobile can travel up to 60 miles from Naples Zoo, and must occur in a setting absent of food and animals.
A $50.00 deposit is required to secure the reservation date, and will be used toward your final payment. Payment in full is due one week prior to your program start date. Acceptable forms of payment include credit or check.
Change of Reservation
Any changes to your group reservation must be approved by the Education Department at least two weeks prior to your scheduled visit date. If your reservation date change is made less than two weeks prior to the scheduled visit date, the $50.00 deposit will be charged as an inconvenience fee, and a new registration will need to be scheduled at least three weeks in advance, and will require a new deposit fee.
If you need to cancel your program, the cancellation notice must be given to the Education Department two weeks prior to the scheduled visit date. If cancellation notice is given less than two weeks from program date, the $50.00 deposit will be used as cancellation fee.
ZooMobile Request Form
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Student Conduct Guidelines
Questions? Contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 239-262-5409 ext. 158.
Header photo taken at Parkside Elementary