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Teacher/Educator Resources

Bring the Zoo to You!  Whether from home or classroom, the activities and lessons below are a fun way to explore the zoo, experience wildlife – and learn too!  Topics and lessons may include STEM, guiding questions, art & craft projects, behind-the-scenes and animal care at Zoo Boise or links to web-based explorations.  Create your own wildlife adventure!

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Grade Level Activity Guides

Click-able PDF for teachers, homeschoolers, etc. to utilize in a variety of ways for each teacher to build your own curriculum with some suggested activities from Zoo Boise.

Animal Body Coverings K-1; Fur, Feathers, or scales; why does it matter?

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Animal Patterns of Behavior K-1; How do animals learn how to survive nature?

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Animal Habitats K, 2, & 5; Why do animals live where they do?

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Zoo to You Video Series

The learning and fun never has to stop! Watch our online Zoo to You video series, which not only immerses you into the world of animals but encourages you to apply what you’ve learned into your own life.

To watch the entire series visit the YouTube playlist.

Animal Perspective Taking Worksheet

Animal Ethogram

Zoo Boise Scavenger Hunts

Can you find these Zoo Boise animals using the clues on this scavenger hunt?

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Key

Can you find these Zoo Boise animals using the photo hints on this scavenger hunt?

Zoo Photo Scavenger Hunt

Zoo Photo Scavenger Hunt Key

Teacher Workshops

Check back for 2022 teacher workshop opportunities.

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