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Arctic Discoveries: Curious Corvids

from Alaska Zoo

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Corvids are an amazing family of birds known for their curiosity and intelligence. Learn how to identify different birds of this family and let us help you become a corvid expert! Get an up-close encounter with the Alaska Zoo ravens and magpies that will surprise you with their ability to use their brain power to solve problems as they encounter challenges in their environment.

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About This Program


By Request: $70.00

Program(s) must be booked at least one week in advance of desired program date and time.
All invoices will be emailed along with the program confirmation email upon reserving your program date and time.


30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners Before and after school programs Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

In the winter, Anchorage experiences much shorter daylight hours than most places encounter. Due to these differences in daylight hours we may suggest more suitable times on your requested program date, depending on your program choice, to make sure you are getting the best quality program(s) possible. Thank you for understanding.

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

Provider's Cancellation Policy

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

About This Provider

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Alaska Zoo

Anchorage, AK
United States

The Alaska Zoo has provided a home for orphaned, injured and captive-born animals for over 50 years. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting the conservation of Arctic, subarctic and like-climate species through education, research and community enrichment. We are proud to offer quality programs and events for all ages.

Distance Learning Coordinator

Program Details


1. This program begins with a short video familiarizing the audience with the location and mission of the Alaska Zoo.
2. Introduction to staff member and encounter animal(s).
3. Photo presentation: What are Corvids?
4. Discussion on corvid intelligence.
5. Viewing of zoo corvid(s) getting "puzzle" enrichment.
6. Short video of talking zoo magpie.
7. Discussion on benefits for survival.
8. Time allowed for questions and answers.


Through this program participants should be able to:
*List corvid family members.
*Identify characteristics of each corvid family member.
*Develop an understanding of basic corvid behavior.
*Identify ways that corvid intelligence benefits their survival.