Zoosdays

Zoosdays are virtual Zoomobiles provided by the Kansas City Zoo. All teachers and students are welcome to participate. Each month will have a different theme and each date will have a different topic.

Times/Grades:

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Pre-K - 2nd grade
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: 3rd - 5th grade
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: 6th grade and up

Themes/Dates:

SEPTEMBER /// Behind the Scenes at the Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo works hard to care for more than 1,700 animals. Join us to learn how we keep our animals healthy and ensure their needs are met.

09/15 - Keeper in Training: Chef + teacher + custodian + scientist—zookeepers have many roles to perform for the animals under their care.  Explore how keepers work to ensure animals at the zoo stay happy and healthy.

09/29 - Exploring Exhibits: Why zoo exhibits are set up the way they are, and how that impacts the animals that call them home.

OCTOBER ► Different Like Me

All animals are unique; many have special superpowers to survive.Here is your chance to be the scientist and learn how to group animals.

10/13 - Adaptations: Animals have different abilities that help them survive and thrive—delve into those abilities and how they help each type of animal

10/27 - Classification: Scientists group animals based upon a variety of characteristics—what each group has in common and what they have that other groups don’t.

NOVEMBER /// Stayin' Alive

Food, water, shelter, and space…these are things every animal needs to stay alive.Help our animals find these basic needs for their wild counterparts.

11/10 - Food Chains: Everyone needs to eat to survive, but not everyone eats the same food.  Explore how food chains and food webs impact each species that is a part of them.

11/24 - Biomes: Habitats are found everywhere on Earth, and provide animals with all they need to survive.  Learn how habitats and ecosystems play an important role worldwide.

DECEMBER >>> Animals As Teachers

Animals have inspired us for centuries and continue to shape our lives.Learn how animals impact art and technology.

12/8 - Folklore: What animals teach us about ourselves, our history, and our culture.  How diverse cultures view animals.

12/22 - Biomimicry: Don’t reinvent the wheel—humans often turn to animals to solve our problems.  Investigate technological advancements that have their roots in animal adaptations.

DATETIMEDESCRIPTION
15
Sep
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMKeeper In Training [All Grades]Register
29
Sep
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMExploring Exhibits [All Grades]Register
13
Oct
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMAdaptations [All Grades]Register
27
Oct
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMClassifications [All Grades]Register
10
Nov
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMFood Chains [All Grades]Register
24
Nov
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMBiomes [All Grades]Register
8
Dec
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMFolklore [All Grades]Register
22
Dec
9:00 AM - 2:00 PMBiomimicry [All Grades]Register

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