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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind

from Sunset Zoo

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Close Encounters of the Wild Kind bring groups together with a live animal to explore body structures, the functions of specific structures, or to help drive understanding of animal diversity.  Each program is individualized based on participation through question answering.  Sunset Zoo staff are trained to engage audiences through questions to help each participant further develop their observation skills.  The questioning also challenges participants to construct explanations so they can make sense of what they are experiencing.  Thus, each program forms in front of the group and takes shape based on the background knowledge each group brings to the program.



Each program focuses on one live animals, and typically incorporates animal artifacts.  At the time of booking, groups can choose from one of the following animals: 1) Ancona Duck; 2) Ball Python; 3) Bearded Dragon; 4) Box Turtle; 5) Domestic Ferret; 6) Hissing Cockroach; 7) Indian Star Tortoise; 8) Screech Owl; 9) Sulcata Tortoise; 10)  Virginia Opossum

Program Rating

   based on 15 evaluation(s).


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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $35.00


Payment or PO Number is requested prior to program.

Length

20-30 minutes; dependent on time needed for Q&A


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

There is no minimum, but we recommend at least 3 participants for optimal experience.

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 participants


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Sciences Environmental Education


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



Booking Information

This program is offered by request year round. Sunset Zoo requires a minimum 2 week advance notice when scheduling programs.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Sunset Zoo

Manhattan, KS
United States

Sunset Zoo has a history of providing quality education programs for over two decades, Uniquely designed, Sunset Zoo builds off its expertise in animal observation, care, and conservation, connecting these experiences and knowledge to students and national standards.

Contact:
Jared Bixby
sunsetzoo@cityofmhk.com
7855872737

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction
2. Interaction with animal artifacts
3. Live animal interaction

Questions are highly encouraged throughout the program, thus there is no planned time at the end of the program for question/answer.

Objectives

Participants will be able to interpret observational data they collect about animal structures.

Participants will practice constructing explanations to illustrate their understanding of animals based on the observations they make.

Participants will practice communicating data they obtain through observations.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Next Generation Science Standards
K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

State Standards

Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards for Science
K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.