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Arctic Discoveries: Zoo Scene Investigators

from Alaska Zoo

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Use your sleuthing abilities to help us solve animal mysteries! Animals leave behind clues that we can use to solve many wild puzzles. Compare animal tracks, fur and scat from some of our Alaska Zoo animals and find out how to match the clues they leave behind with the right animal! This experience will be sure to make you an Alaska Zoo animal detective expert!

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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 a program confirmation email upon reserving your program date and time.


30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners Before and after school program groups 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 program.
3. Discussion with photos- What is a track?
4. Discoveries and discussion with photos/video/actions- Animal gaits.
5. Examining up-close track examples and comparing species.
6. Examining additional clues: fur and scat (biofacts and photos).
7. Time allowed for questions and answers.


Through this program participants should be able to:
*Identify clues animals leave behind.
*Discuss different animal gaits.
*Make educated guesses on what animals left clues for them to find.
*From clues, make educated guesses on what the animals were doing and possibly what they have been eating.