ZooMobile Outreach Programs
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.
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Header photo taken at Parkside Elementary
ZooMobile Program Topics by Age Level
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
1 Program $175 Max 50 participants*
2 Programs $270 Max 50 participants per program*
*Early Education Programs have max participants of 25 per program.
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· Each program can be for up to 50 total participants and up to 2 programs can be booked back-to-back on one date.
· Only one location can be booked daily.
· A 20% deposit is required to reserve your program.
· Programs must be booked and paid in full at least 21 days in advance.
· Programs may occur up to a maximum 60 miles from Naples Zoo. Outreach programs must occur away from other animals and food.
· Teachers are required to remain with their students during the program for learning and behavioral support.
· Each program includes a standards-based activity and an up-close encounter with at least two education animals.
· Education animals are those who are easily transported and used to interacting with guests. Examples of education animals are turtles, tortoises, snakes, hedgehog, scorpion, lizard, or frog.
· Animal and participant safety is our top priority. A program may be stopped immediately if Zoo staff deems safety is compromised.
· Not all animals are touch-able. If students participate, hand sanitizer is required.