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Chattanooga Zoo

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The Chattanooga Zoo is a fully accredited 301(c) non-profit institution with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Our mission is to engage and inspire our community (and beyond) to better understand and preserve wildlife by creating meaningful connections between people and animals. Our virtual programs allow us to connect with students and life long learners all while providing unique opportunities to get up close with animals found all over the world! We have educational packed tours along with engaging curriculum based & STEM/PBL focused programs. Contact us today!

 

Programs by Chattanooga Zoo

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"Say What?"- Animal Communication

Students participate in a guessing game to categorize audible & non-audiblecommunication from animals.

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A Day in the Life (Zoo Careers) (STEM)

Join one of our educators as they explore the different aspects of a zookeeper's daily job tasks and the various roles a zoo plays in conservation. 

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Adventure Quest

Students watch a short and comical skit that helps emphasize the importance of adaptations. 

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Amazing Asia Tour

Do you dream of forests & Himalayan mountains so that you can try to spot the elusive animals? Red pandas camouflage into the moss covered trees and snow leopards are known as ghosts of the mountains because they blend in so well with their...

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Awesome Africa

Have you dreamed of visiting the animals of the African savannahs and rainforests? Join us as we meet giraffes, visit chimpanzees, and a special animal ambassador from Africa!

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Buy, Sell, Save

Students/attendees examine confiscated items that represent natural resources and discuss mankind's impact on ecosystems. 

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Choose Your Own Adventure (STEM)

Do you have a specific topic or curriculum standard you want to meet? Let the Chattanooga Zoo create a program unique for your group. 

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Conservation Conversation

Conservation starts with a conversation! Join us for a chat and meet three animal ambassadors. We will learn their conservation stories & how we can help. 

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Everybody Poops

Students learn about different feces and how it contributes to the transferofenergy and seeddispersal.

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Excellent Ecosystems

Students participate in an activity that highlights the carrying capacity of an ecosystem and the intertwined relationships within: symbiotic, predator/prey, and human impact. 

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Expansion Expedition (STEM & Design)

Students explore the planning, engineering, design, and problem solving that goes into creating a new animal habitat within a zoological facility. 

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Food Web Feast

Students build a food web/pyramid that explores the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers to illustrate the transfer of energy at various trophic levels. 

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Movin' & Groovin'

Students explore human and animal movement through Zoo Yoga & a Zoo Safari. We will meet three animal ambassadors to learn how they move & explore their space.

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Project Based Learning Feedback (PBL & STEM)

Did your students work on a project based learning unit focused on animals, habitat design, or interpretation/signage? Let one of our educators give your students expert feedback. 

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Project Based Learning Kick Off (PBL & STEM)

Are your students beginning a project based learning unit focusing on animals? Let us introduce the topic with expert insight & advice. Common topics: animal adaptations for enrichment, habitat design, & interpretation/signage.

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Recipe for Habitat

Students participate in an activity that illustrates all the "ingredients" needed to cook up anyhabitat: air, water, food, and shelter.

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Super Duper Senses

Students participate in a silly activity that explores how humans and animals use the five senses. We also meet three animal ambassadors all while helping Bob gain his senses!

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Super South America Tour

Do you dream of the South American rainforest so you can meet the amazing species that call this habitat home? Join us to meet jaguars, capybaras, spider monkeys, kinkajous, and more!

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Chattanooga Zoo   education@chattzoo.org
301 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga TN 37404
423-697-1322
United States

http://www.chattzoo.org/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Chattanooga Zoo cover:

Problem Based Learning
International
STEM
Career Education
Sciences
Problem Solving
Title I
Gifted & Talented
Special Needs
Curriculum
Standards
Best Practice

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The Chattanooga Zoo's educator was exciting, engaging, and fantastic with our students. Her attention to detail in explaining concepts makes every session fun and informative."- Georgia Cyber Academy


"Students are connecting new knowledge with prior learning they gained form the zoo!"- Hardy Elementary (TN)

"Fantastic program! I highly recommend it!"- Westview Elementary (TN)

"Our students are discussing how they are helping the environment. I am even more conscience to recycle, watch for animals on the road and care about how my everyday activities impact animals and others." -Georgia Cyber Academy

"We had a jam packed stimulating and funny skit to start!"- Georgia Cyber Academy