Environmental Education Week Virtual Field Trips
These interactive classes and tours are fun and engaging and provide a great opportunity to reinforce standards in your curriculum and celebrate Earth Day! Programs explore topics such as tropical rainforests, exhibit design, and ocean conservation.
Classes and tours are available only during the week of Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 24 from 9 am-3 pm. Each class can accommodate up to 35 devices. Multiple programs may be booked to run back to back or simultaneously to accommodate larger groups. Programs are run through the Zoom platform.
All virtual tours are 30-minutes long and include a pre-recorded video of behind the scenes to show to your class sent to you as part of your registration.
Choose from the following themes:
Ocean Tour featuring Discovery Bay (grades K-12)
Coral reefs harbor the greatest diversity of life in the ocean. In this program, we’ll navigate these underwater “cities” and explore the variety of life under the sea in Discovery Bay. View our shark reef, tidal pools, sea horses, and more! This tour is designed to highlight the importance of marine ecosystems and what we can all do to protect them.
Rainforest Tour featuring the Tropics Trail (grades K-12)
From the forest floor to the canopy and beyond, many unique and interesting plants can be found here and nowhere else. Although usually well-camouflaged, we’ll also uncover some of the amazing animals that call these plants home. Come with us on a tour of a section of our Tropics trail and meet some of its amazing inhabitants!
All virtual classes are 45-minutes long and include views of one exhibit. Choose from the following themes:
Penguin Palooza (grades K-2)
Come along with us to visit our penguin exhibit! Learn about these endangered animals fascinating adaptations and how they survive in their unique environments!
Zoo Exhibit Design (grades 3-5)
Have you ever wondered what it takes to design an exhibit at the zoo? Learn about animal needs and how to identify the components that make a successful animal exhibit. Visit some of our exhibits and look at them in a whole new way and learn about zoos’ unique roles in conservation!
Animal Behavior (grades 6-12)
Celebrate the science behind helping wildlife thrive! Science is used every day in a zoo to observe our animals’ behaviors, set goals, and assess progress! Join us to learn about the science behind animal behavior!
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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