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Our educational outreach programs are designed for individual classroom instruction or assembly format. Our inquiry-based programs are up close and hands-on and include the use of live animals, biofacts (such as skins and bones) and optional activities. Our presentation and animals will add some wild fun to your classroom!
*Most programs can be adapted for any age/grade; we can also create a program focusing on a particular topic*
*All programs meet or contain elements to meet Oregon Science Standards*
Animal Essentials (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish)
Oregon Science Standards: K.1P.1, K.2P.1, 1.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 6.2L.2, 7.1L.1, 7.2L.2, 8.1L.1, H.2L.2
Choose to have a general animal lesson over viewing characteristics and habitats of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and/or birds.
Oregon Science Standards: K.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 8.2L.1, H.2L.2
Discover who’s going to bed when you’re waking up and who’s waking up when you’re going to bed! What do nocturnal, diurnal and crepuscular mean and why do animals have different sleep patterns? Did you know that giraffes only sleep for an hour a day?
Oregon Science Standards: 1.1L.1, 2.2L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 7.1L.1, 8.1L.1, H.2L.3
Did you know that over 95% of all animals are spineless? Some even have skeletons on the outside of their bodies! Take some time to examine some of these amazing animals and discover why they are so important to life as we know it.
To Eat or to Be Eaten
Oregon Science Standards: K.1L.1, 1.1L.1, 1.2K.1, 2.1L.1
Did you know some animals are vegetarians? What’s the difference between a food chain and a food web? Carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, decomposers, plants, and scavengers - can one live without the other? Examine how we are all linked in the delicate circle of life.
The Physics of Animals
Oregon Science Standards: K.2P.1, 1.2P.1, 3.2P.1, 5.2P.1, 7.2P.1, 8.2P.2
How does the cheetah run and turn so quickly? What forces are involved with flight? Who would have known that animals rely so much on physics for their survival?
Animals…the Next Generation
Oregon Science Standards: 2.2L.1, 3.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 6.2L.2, 7.1L.1, H.2L.3
Did you know that some species don’t even need a partner to reproduce? Learn about the variety of life cycles in the animal kingdom and some of the fascinating things animals will do to attract a mate!
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Oregon Science Standards: 1.2L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 6.2L.2, H.2L.2
What is the difference between an endangered and a vulnerable species? What are some of the most prevalent endangered animals that exist? Take a look at the causes of species extinction and what zoos and scientists are doing to recover species populations!
Scent-sational Animals! (30-minute option)
Oregon Science Standards: K.1L.1, 1.1L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 8.2L.1
Learn about the 5 senses and how different animals use them to survive. Discover how animal senses differ from human senses.
Dressed the Best
Oregon Science Standards: 1.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 3.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 8.2L.1
Fur or feathers, scales or skin, every animal is dressed in something. Find out why different animals are dressed the way they are and how it helps them survive in their environment.
Home Sweet Habitat
Oregon Science Standards: 1.1L.1, 1.2L.1, 2.1L.1, 4.2L.1, 5.2L.1, 6.2L.2, 7.2L.2, H.2L.2
A shelter is only one of the items an animal needs to survive. Learn about animal homes, the other items needed to survive, and explore a variety of habitats/biomes from around the world including the animals that live there!