“Zoo To You” Outreach Program

Outreach Programs

Our programs below have been developed to address both state and national science education standards and can be tailored to fit your curriculum needs.

Bring the fun of the Zoo to your classroom, institution, festival or career day with our unique “Zoo To You” outreach programs. 

CHANGING WORLD

Explore how our planet has continued to change since time began – discover how understanding clues from the past can help us prepare for the future, whether we are studying dinosaurs through paleontology, or the how a changing climate may affect us today!

GRADE STANDARDS: K-2nd

Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.*

    • 3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
    • 3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
    • 3-ESS2-1. Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected

during a particular season

    • 3-ESS2-2. Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world
    • 3-5-ETS1- 1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for

success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

CREATURE CATEGORIES

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

      • K.3.1 – Identify similarities and differences between plants and animals
      • K.4.1 – Identify differences between living and non-living things
      • 2.4.1 – Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles
      • K.5.1 – Identify ways in which some offspring are very much like their parents, although not exactly
      • 1.5.2 – Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment

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

      • SC.1.4.1 – Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
      • SC.1.5.1 – Identify ways in which the same kinds of plants and the same kinds of animals differ
      • SC.1.5.2 – Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
      • SC.4.3.2 – Describe how an organism’s behavior is determined by its environment
      • SC.4.5.3 – Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive
      • SS.4.3.1 – Explain the origins and culture of early Hawaiians
      • SS.4.3.4 – Describe the theories of early migrations from parts of Polynesia to Hawaii, including migration myths and legends
      • SC.7.5.3 – Explain that small differences between parents and offspring could produce descendants that look very different from their ancestors
      • SC.7.5.5 – Explain how fossils provide evidence that life and environmental conditions have changed over time
      • SC.8.5.1 – Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms

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

      • SC.K.1.1 – Use the senses to make observations
      • SC.K.5.1 – Identify ways in which some offspring are very much like their parents, although not exactly
      • SC.1.4.1 – Describe how living things have structures that help them to survive
      • SC.1.5.1 – Identify ways in which the same kinds of plants and the same kinds of animals differ
      • SC.1.5.2 – Describe the physical characteristics of living things that enable them to live in their environment
      • SC.2.4.1 – Explain how plants and animals go through life cycles
      • SC.2.5.1 – Identify distinct environments and the different kinds of organisms each environment supports
      • SC.2.8.2 – Identify the limited supply of natural resources and how they can be extended through conservation, reuse, and recycling
      • SC.3.4.1 – Compare distinct structures of living things that help them to survive
      • SC.3.5.1 – Describe the relationship between structure and function in organisms
      • SC.4.3.2 – Describe how an organism’s behavior is determined by its environment
      • SC.4.5.3 – Describe how different organisms need specific environmental conditions to survive
      • SC.5.5.1 – Recognize that some traits of living things are inherited and others are learned
      • SC.7.5.3 – Explain that small differences between parents and offspring could produce descendants that look very different from their ancestors
      • SC.7.5.4 – Analyze how organisms’ body structures contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce
      • SC.7.5.6 – Explain why variation(s) in a species’ gene pool contributes to its survival in a constantly changing environment
      • SC.8.5.1 – Describe how changes in the physical environment affect the survival of organisms

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

Outreach Details

CLASSROOM STYLE

For large groups our classroom style outreach is for you.

First Program – $150 for 45 Students* 
Length of program: 45-60 minutes

*Student numbers are flexible depending on need.

HOMESCHOOL

Kailua Homeschool Groups: Please click the image below to sign-up your keiki for their 2019 January-April Registration!

BUILD YOUR OWN

Custom tailored presentations pricing is as follows:

45 minutes to one hour presentation with video/presentation and relevant biofacts- $225
One to two hour presentation with video/presentation and relevant biofacts- $325”

Have a wild idea in mind? Provide us with the standards you want addressed and the topics you want covered and our education staff will put together a  custom presentation for you!

*We require one month’s notice to create custom presentations.

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
Retirement Centers and Care Facilities that accept Medicaid, Hospitals and Hospice may schedule one free Zoo to You visit each year.

*Additional visits may be possible dependent upon HZS staff availability.

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 – $150

Bring an interactive learning experience complete with biofacts to your Career Day or festival.
(Length of time depends on event)

If you’re interested in scheduling an outreach, please fill out the form below:

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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.

Requirements

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.

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