Zoo to You Outreach

 Can't come to us? We'll come to you! Our outreach programs are fun, interactive and a great way to introduce all ages to science without having to leave your community!  



To book a Zoo to You 
outreach program, 
email the Education Department 
at education@chattzoo.org 
or call 
423-643-5782


School Program Choices

 

Program

 

Grade

 

Description

Movin’ and Groovin’ Animals

 

PreK-1st

Read A Loud based lesson that allows children to explore animals’ bodies and how they move, while moving and grooving on their own.

Recipe for a Habitat

1st-3rd

We’ll add and mix up the “ingredients” that go into making a habitat, and explore why they are so important to plants, animals, and to us.

Animals Under Wraps

K-6th

Fur, feathers, and scales - OH MY! Come “unwrap” our animal friends’ characteristics to find which group they belong to.  Learn why scientists classify vertebrates into specific groupings and how to tell one from another!

Buy, Sell, SAVE!

6th-8th

In this game show style program, find out how much our actions as consumers can affect our planet!

Unique Adaptations for Unique Biomes

 

6th-12th

Ever wonder why some lizards have spikes or why some mammals are extra fuzzy?  Analyze these adaptations and more to find out what biome the animals are originally from.

All  programs are approximately 45 minutes and include a special animal encounter.



















Registration and Payment Information:

  • Available Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-3PM (an additional fee of $25 will be added to programs that are not within this time frame)
  • All outreaches must be booked at least 1 month from the program date.
  • Payment is due in full 2 weeks prior to the program date or your program will be cancelled.
  • There is a maximum of 80 students per program.

 

The cost is $60 for first program; $45 for each additional program (same day, same program)


At a distance Programs:

21-40 miles: additional $20

40+ miles: additional cost will be calculated at time of reservation

 

Senior Communities

Animal-assisted therapy has been the subject of much research and has been proven to increase serotonin levels, lower blood pressures and reduce depression. In other words, make people happy and less stressed!  Our outreach team will bring a live animal, along with a biofact, to show and allow for up close encounters with residents.  Information regarding the particular animal and their role both in the world and at the Chattanooga Zoo will be given.  This is a 30 minute presentation.

To book your Zoo to You Outreach email James Brantley or call 423.643.5786


Outreach Policies:

An adult representative must be in the class at all times during the program

The following are NOT allowed:

  • Food or drink
  • Other animals
  • Other activities during setup or presentation

 

 


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