On-site Program

Edu Trek: Destination Africa

Observe the unique animals of the African savannah and rainforest while being toured by a knowledgeable conservation educator. Our educators will outline curricular connections specific to your student’s level. Topics may include predator-prey relationships, adaptations, conservation efforts, and so much more. Species observed may include meerkats, hippopotamuses, giraffes, lions, zebras, lemurs, Malagasy boas, dwarf crocodiles, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and western lowland gorillas.

Length: 60 minutes
Program times: 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
Maximum students: 30

  • October-March: $240

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Curricular Connections


  • Demonstrate curiosity, interest, and a willingness to learn about the environment and community

Grade 1

  • Describe some common living things and identify needs of those living things.

Grade 2

  • Describe the general structure and life habits of small crawling and flying animals, e.g. insects, spiders, worms, slugs; apply this knowledge to interpret local species that have been observed

Grade 3

  • Describe the appearances and life cycles of some common animals and identify their adaptations to different environments
  • Identify requirements for animal care

Grade 4

  • Recognize that human activity can lead to the production of wastes, and identify alternatives for the responsible use and disposal of materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills for the study, interpretation, propagation, and enhancement of plant growth

Grade 5

  • Describe the living and nonliving components of a wetland ecosystem and the interactions within and among them

Grade 6

  • Describe characteristics of trees and the interaction of trees with other living things in the local environment.

Grade 7

  • Describe the relationships among knowledge, decisions, and actions in maintaining life-supporting environments
  • Monitor a local environment, and assess the impacts of environmental factors on the growth, health, and reproduction of organisms in that environment

Grade 8

  • Investigate living things; and identify and apply scientific ideas used to interpret their general structure, function, and organization
  • Interpret the healthy function of human body systems, and illustrate ways the body reacts to internal and external stimuli

Grade 9

  • Investigate and interpret diversity among species and within species, and describe how diversity contributes to species survival
  • Investigate the nature of reproductive processes and their role in transmitting species characteristics
  • Identify impacts of human action on species survival and variation within species, and analyze related issues for personal and public decision-making

Grade 10

  • Analyze plants as an example of a multicellular organism with specialized structures at the cellular, tissue, and system levels
  • Relate climate to the characteristics of the world’s major biomes, and compare biomes in different regions of the world

Grade 11

  • Bio 20: Explain that the biosphere is composed of ecosystems, each with distinctive biotic and abiotic characteristics
  • Sci 14: Analyze a local ecosystem in terms of its biotic and abiotic components, and describe factors of the equilibrium

Grade 12

  • Bio 30: Explain classical genetics at the molecular level
  • Bio 30: Describe a community as a composite of populations in which individuals contribute to a gene pool that can change over time

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