Field Trip Experiences
Make your field trip a valuable learning opportunity by including a unique Field Trip Experience! These brand new standards-based programs are led by experienced Zoo educators and last 45 minutes so you still have time to see the Zoo. Programs include interactive STEM lessons and an education animal encounter all while learning about Naples Zoo’s residents and protecting wildlife in southwest Florida and around the world.
Program Topics by Age Level
Outrageous Outsides (Kindergarten)
Students will practice their observation skills by using their senses to explore the outer coverings of different animals and plants. How does an animal’s outside help it survive? Do plants have different outer coverings too? Students conduct simple experiments to determine which outside is good for keeping you warm, repelling heat, avoiding predation, and others. Students will also use their creativity to make plant and animal crayon rubbings.
Genes of the Jungle (1st Grade)
Come learn about some adorable baby animals and how these young inherit different traits from their parents. Students will test their skills to see how well they can match up animal babies to their parents. Do all giraffes look the same? What about zebras? We will take a closer look to see how each animal is unique, and see if you can tell them apart!
The Bear Necessities (2nd Grade)
Travel around the world, from the desert to the rainforest to learn how these habitats are different, and how animals survive in their environments. Through interactive activities we will discover how animals find food, water, and shelter in different ways. Students will also put their engineering and problem-solving skills to the test as they solve real-life scenarios.
Classify This! (3rd Grade)
From the furry to the scaly, all animals have unique and interesting features. Students will investigate what makes a reptile a reptile, or what animals have a backbone. As we check out some of the Zoo’s own animals, students will learn how to classify these animals based on their characteristics.
Learning the Ropes (4th Grade)
Animals learn things too! Students will take a deeper look into nature vs. nurture, and discover how there are some behaviors that animals are born with knowing how to do, while some are learned from their parents. Students will practice their STEM skills by coding an Ozobot® animal to navigate through a maze!
Swamp Detectives (5th Grade)
Students will earn their detective badges with this program as they follow clues and investigate some mysterious happenings in the swamp. Learn how environments can change, and animals must learn to adjust or move out in order to survive. Join us as we dive in and take action to keep these environments safe for all plants and animals!
$12 per student (includes zoo admission)
One adult for every 10 students is free, additional adults are $12
minimum 10 paying students required