Amazing Animals - Free!

by  Southeast Arizona National Parks

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Learn about and compare animals you can find in southeast Arizona through a sing-along and quiz. We'll finish with a story about javelinas - and may even act like one!

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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, Homeschool/Family

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Maximum participants:

No Maximum

Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

IMPORTANT: Members must provide Southeast Arizona National Parks with the connection link for any videoconferencing platform other than Microsoft Teams. Please check your email for a confirmation from a ranger requesting it. Requesting dates at least two weeks in advance is required. Also note, particularly if you are on the east coast, Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time year-round. We have availability most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 8:00am - 4:00pm MST.

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Southeast Arizona National Parks

Hereford, AZ
United States

The National Park Service's Southeast Arizona Group (SEAZ) includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The three sites are managed by one leadership team, headed by a superintendent. 

Every park in the group is unique in its own right: the cultural history of Fort Bowie and the shaping of the American West, the geologic grandeur of the standing rocks at Chiricahua, and the Spanish history and rich landscape of Coronado National Memorial. Yet, each park shares more in common than geography alone. The SEAZ Group parks are protected areas where important historical events took place and where crucial biological habitats intersect. 

Join us in real time with a ranger to learn more about what one, or all three of our park sites, has to offer!

Carlotta Caplenor

Program Details


1. The program begins with a brief introduction to Southeast Arizona National Parks and the presenting ranger.
2. We then discuss what makes something an animal and why they are important.
3. Next, we cover five groups of vertebrates, act out animal behaviors, and have a quiz to reinforce what we've learned.
4. Participants then sing a vertebrates song with the presenter.
5. We finish by reading a story about javelinas.


In this program, participants will:
- Compare animals that have backbones (vertebrates) with animals that do not (invertebrates)
- Learn about five groups of vertebrates through a sing-along and quiz
- Hear a story about javelinas, which are native to the deserts of Arizona and other areas of the southwest

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.
1-LS1-1.A Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

State Standards

Arizona State Science Standards
K.L1U1.6: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how organisms use different body parts for survival.
K.L1U1.7: Observe, ask questions, and explain how specialized structures found on a variety of animals (including humans) help them sense and respond to their environment.
1.L2U1.8: Construct an explanation describing how organisms obtain resources from the environment including materials that are used again by other organisms.
1.L4U1.10: Develop a model to describe how animals and plants are classified into groups and subgroups according to their similarities.