Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
Lesson Plan 1
By: Terri Tobey
Skill: sorting and classifying
-Non-fiction books about salt water and fresh water creatures
-Teacher made checklist of salt water and fresh water creatures
-1st grade writing paper
-Teacher made assessment
- Read non-fiction books about fresh water and salt water creatures.
- Create a ven-diagram to show similarities and differences, and animals that could live in both habitats
- Check list of salt water and fresh water. Students check off as they see them in the Discovery Center.
- Writing Activity: Student will write about their favorite salt water or fresh water creature and tell what they like about it- or why they found it interesting.
Assessment: Teacher prepared cut and paste activity where students will classify given creatures as salt water or fresh water.
Lesson Plan 2 (Possible Earth Day Activity)
By: Terri Tobey
Skills: Identify affects of pollution caused by humans and industry, identify ways individuals can make a difference in their everyday
-Literature, photos and age appropriate videos of the affects of pollution by people and industry
-Oil Spill in a Bottle activity
- Share with students, literature, photos, age level appropriate videos of the affects of pollution by people and industry (examples of littering or oil spills, etc.)
- Demonstrate by using “Oil Spill in a Bottle” activity to show students what happens when oil spills occur and how it affects many living plants and animals that use the ocean.
Assessment: Students will draw their favorite ocean plant or animal and tell how pollution could harm it. Students will write and share at least one way that they can make a difference by changing something they do or don’t do in their everyday lives.