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Meet the Animals

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Get up close and personal with animals from the Boonshoft Museum's Animal Ambassadors program. Learn about their habits and behaviors during this fascinating conservation based presentation. Presentations vary and are tailored to meet age appropriate learning needs. 

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About This Program


By Request: $150.00

*Note: Classes that exceed these participant numbers will be subject to fees, up to the cost of an additional program.


30 minutes for pre-k - 1st, and 45 minutes for 2nd - 6th

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
ZoomPlease contact us if you would like Skype, WebEx,

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


1. Students will virtually visit with four animals from our Discovery Zoo.. Questions are allowed after each animal is discussed.


Students will:
1. Taxon overview: go over the characteristics that make each animal belong to their specific taxon
2. Species overview: review the key points and characteristics of the species (range, habitat, key features, adaptations, food sources, predators, lifespan, life cycle, evolutionary history, behavior, courtship, threats, conservation status, etc.)
3. Individual overview: review information pertinent to that specific individual (age, backstory, diet, etc.)

Standards Alignment

State Standards

OH- Ohio Academic Content Standards
Subject: Science

Grade: Grade One
Area: Characteristics and Structure of Life
Grade Level Indicator: 1: Explore that organisms, including people, have basic needs which include air, water, food, living space and shelter.
Grade Level Indicator: 2: Explain that food comes from sources other than grocery stores (e.g., farm crops, farm animals, oceans, lakes and forests).
Grade Level Indicator: 3: Explore that humans and other animals have body parts that help to seek, find and take in food when they are hungry (e.g., sharp teeth, flat teeth, good nose, sharp vision).
Area: Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Grade Level Indicator: 4: Investigate that animals eat plants and/or other animals for food and may also use plants or other animals for shelter and nesting.
Grade Level Indicator: 5: Recognize that seasonal changes can influence the health, survival or activities of organisms.

Grade: Grade Two
Area: Characteristics and Structure of Life
Grade Level Indicator: 1: Explain that animals, including people, need air, water, food, living space and shelter, and plants need air, water, nutrients (e.g., minerals), living space and light to survive.
Grade Level Indicator: 2: Identify that there are many distinct environments that support different kinds of organisms.
Grade Level Indicator: 3: Explain why organisms can survive only in environments that meet their needs (e.g., organisms that once lived on Earth have disappeared for different reasons such as natural forces or human-caused effects).
Area: Heredity
Grade Level Indicator: 4: Compare similarities and differences among individuals of the same kind of plants and animals, including people.
Area: Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Grade Level Indicator: 5: Explain that food is a basic need of plants and animals (e.g., plants need sunlight to make food and to grow, animals eat plants and/or other animals for food, food chain) and is important because it is a source of energy (e.g., energy used to play, ride bicycles, read, etc.).
Grade Level Indicator: 6: Investigate the different structures of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g., lungs, gills, leaves and roots).
Grade Level Indicator: 7: Compare the habitats of many different kinds of Ohio plants and animals and some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other.
Grade Level Indicator: 8: Compare the activities of Ohio’s common animals (e.g., squirrels, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, bees, ants, bats and frogs) during the different seasons by describing changes in their behaviors and body covering.