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"Zoo to You" Outreach Program

The Honolulu Zoo outreach program can be for everyone! Outreach programs can be tailored for the specified grade levels.

Outreach: Animal A-Z

Have fun with this interesting overview of animal classification and find out what makes mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians different from each other.

GRADE STANDARDS: K-2nd

Benchmark K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals

Benchmark K.4.1 - Identify differences between living and non-living things

Benchmark 2.4.1 - Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles

Benchmark K.5.1 - Identify ways in which some offspring are very much like their parents, although not exactly

Benchmark 1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment

OUTREACH: Wild Hawaii

Hawaii is a place like nowhere else on Earth. Meet animals that have crossed entire oceans to find this island paradise. Discover the contributions that the first people have made to Hawaii’s ecosystem, and understand how to help protect the animals that make Hawaii so unique.

GRADE STANDARDS: 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th

Benchmark SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive

Benchmark SC.1.5.1 - Identify ways in which the same kinds of plants and the same kinds of animals differ

Benchmark SC.1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment

Benchmark SC.4.3.2 - Describe how an organism's behavior is determined by its environment

Benchmark SC.4.5.3 - Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive

Benchmark SS.4.3.1 - Explain the origins and culture of early Hawaiians

Benchmark SS.4.3.4 - Describe the theories of early migrations from parts of Polynesia to Hawaii, including migration myths and legends

Benchmark SC.7.5.3 - Explain that small differences between parents and offspring could produce descendants that look very different from their ancestors

Benchmark SC.7.5.5 - Explain how fossils provide evidence that life and environmental conditions have changed over time

Benchmark SC.8.5.1 - Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms

OUTREACH: Survivor - Animal Adaptations

Take a trip around the world to visit exotic environments and learn how amazing animals have different adaptations to animals. See how different adaptations can lead to new species, and understand that there are simple things everyone can do to save animals from extinction.

GRADE STANDARDS: K-5th, 7-8th

Benchmark SC.K.1.1 - Use the senses to make observations

Benchmark SC.K.5.1 - Identify ways in which some offspring are very much like their parents, although not exactly

Benchmark SC.1.4.1 - Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive

Benchmark SC.1.5.1 - Identify ways in which the same kinds of plants and the same kinds of animals differ

Benchmark SC.1.5.2 - Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment

Benchmark SC.2.4.1 - Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles

Benchmark SC.2.5.1 - Identify distinct environments and the different kinds of organisms each environment supports

Benchmark SC.2.8.2 - Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling

Benchmark SC.3.4.1 - Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive

Benchmark SC.3.5.1 - Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms

Benchmark SC.4.3.2 - Describe how an organism's behavior is determined by its environment

Benchmark SC.4.5.3 - Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive

Benchmark SC.5.5.1 - Recognize that some traits of living things are inherited and others are learned

Benchmark SC.7.5.3 - Explain that small differences between parents and offspring could produce descendants that look very different from their ancestors

Benchmark SC.7.5.4 - Analyze how organisms' body structures contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce

Benchmark SC.7.5.6 - Explain why variation(s) in a species' gene pool contributes to its survival in a constantly changing environment

Benchmark SC.8.5.1 - Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms

Outreach: What’s for Lunch?

Everyone has to eat. Learn about how animals have bodies designed to eat their favorite foods, and how at the zoo, we make mealtime and playtime one in the same! Through what they eat, all organisms are interconnected, from tiny decomposers, to fearsome predators, and our eating habits can shape the world many ways.

GRADE STANDARDS: K, 3rd-5th, 7th, 8th

Benchmark SC.K.3.1 - Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals

Benchmark SC.3.3.1 - Describe how plants depend on animals

Benchmark SC.3.4.1 - Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive

Benchmark SC.3.5.1 - Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms

Benchmark SC.4.3.1 - Explain how simple food chains and food webs can be traced back to plants

Benchmark SC.4.3.2 - Describe how an organism's behavior is determined by its environment

Benchmark SC.5.3.2 - Describe the interdependent relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem in terms of the cycles of matter

Benchmark SC.5.3.1 - Describe the cycle of energy among producers, consumers, and decomposers

Benchmark SC.7.3.1 - Explain how energy moves through food webs, including the roles of photosynthesis and cellular respiration

Benchmark SC.7.3.2 - Explain the interaction and dependence of organisms on one another

Benchmark SC.8.5.1 - Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms

Program Fee – $125
Max: 45 participants (including teachers, chaperones, aids and parents); maximum of 4 classes
Length of program: 45 minutes
Title I Schools are free


Assembly

For large groups our assembly style outreach is for you.

First Program – $250
Max: 100 participants (including teachers, chaperones, aids and parents)
Length of program: 45 minutes
Title I Schools are free


Community Outreach

“ZOO TO YOU” Outreach also travels to a variety of locations including Hospitals, Hospice, Care Facilities, Retirement Centers, Adult Club, Social Groups and Libraries. We do not provide outreach for birthday parties, or private residences.

Max: 45 participants
Length of program: 45 minutes
Hospitals, Hospice, Care Facilities, and Retirement Centers are free


Zoo Booth

Bring the Honolulu Zoo to your career day or festival. Honolulu Zoo Society offers an interactive learning experience complete with biofacts.

Program Fee – $125


If you are interested in scheduling an outreach, please call (808) 926-3191 ext. 151 or email: outreach@honzoosoc.org.

Please provide the following information to expedite:

• School/Organization Name
• Address
• Telephone Number
• Number of Attendees
• Possible Dates and Times

If you are a school, please indicate:
• Grade Level
• Title I Status

Our outreach program is year round. We are available Monday- Friday 9am-7pm (call to request another time). Outreaches are first come, first served. We ask you to limit your request to 3 outreaches per day per visit.

Honolulu Zoo Society Outreach room requirements:
• Ground level or elevator access.
• An unloading and parking area close to the program location, with access for a rolling cart
• 2 large tables (8 feet preferred).
• At least 2 adult representatives present during program.
• No other activities during both setup and presentation
• No food or drink

Presenter will arrive 15-30 minutes prior to setup.

Assemblies start at reservation time. Please plan accordingly for participants to arrive at presentation location.