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School Visits Al Ain Zoo

CURRICULUM-BASED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

 

Plan a unique learning experience for students, where the opportunities are various and available for them to gain information through variety of innovative and interesting learning methods, away from the traditional school environment.

 

Our educational programmes, which are designed to support the learning outcomes of the curriculum and the different age groups, contribute to the enrichment of scientific awareness/knowledge of the student.

 

KG 1

1) Adaptations

Animals come in all different shapes, sizes and colours. These differences make each species or individual member of a species specially adapted for success in a different habitat or place within the habitat. Students will learn how different animals have developed structural and behavioural adaptations to survive.

 

2) Habitats

Plants and animals are specially adapted to survive in a particular habitat. Students will learn what a habitat is and will also learn to identify specific types of habitats and their related characteristics.

 

3) Pet & Zoo Animals

During this programme, students will learn more about the difference between pet and zoo animals, through animal encounters.

 

4) Animal Dentist

Discuss the different food groups and understand the words herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. Students will be introduced to the skull of the lion, cheetah, zebra and human.

 

5) Body Coverings

Different kinds of animals have different body coverings. Students will investigate and make observations using their sense of touch. Students will be able to identify the different body coverings animals have and be able to identify examples of animals with each different body covering.

GRADE 1-5

 

1) Habitats

Plants and animals are specially adapted to survive in a particular habitat. Students will learn what a habitat is and will also learn to identify specific types of habitats and their related characteristics. They will learn to recognize different plants and animals as being indigenous to specific habitats.

 

2) Animal & Plant Life Cycles

A life cycle is a defined sequence of changes from birth to maturity to death of a living organism. During an animal’s lifecycle and plant’s life cycle, it goes through a series of orderly and identifiable changes. Students will define what a life cycle is and compare different types of life cycles.

 

3) Living & Non-living

Our world is made up of living and non-living things. Living things have characteristics that non-living things do not have. Students will observe living and non-living things and articulate ideas about what characteristics they have.

 

4) Classification

Our world is made up of living and non-living things. Living things have characteristics that non-living things do not have. Students will observe living and non-living things and articulate ideas about what characteristics they have and they will recognize that living things grow, reproduce, and need food, air, and water.

 

5) Animal Dentist

Discuss the different food groups and understand the words herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. Students will be introduced to the skull of the lion, cheetah, zebra and human.

 

GRADE 6-9

 

1) Old Zoo, New Zoo

From the 19th century to the end of the 20th century, zoos have evolved from menagerie type collections into conservation centres. Students will learn that when designing an enclosure it is important to design it in a way that guarantees safety and comfort for animals, staff and visitors. Also, they will enhance their knowledge about how environmental enrichment makes the lives of the animals in the zoo more active and interesting.

 

2) Animal Senses

The five senses help us interpret the world around us. They allow us and animals to see, feel hear, taste, and smell and transfer the meanings of those senses to the brain, which allows us to react to stimuli. Students will learn how animals use their senses to survive.

 

3) Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the foundation of healthy, functioning ecosystems upon which all life depends. Students will learn how biodiversity is defined, why it is important, and how it is impacted by human behaviour.

 

4) Zoos & Conservation

Zoos play an important role in the worldwide effort to conserve nature. Students will understand that zoos are more than just ‘animal exhibits’ - they will learn that endangered species can be found in every plant and animal group on the planet and in every ecosystem throughout the world

GENERAL GUIDED PROGRAM

 

  • Maximum group size of 50 students per Zoo Education Officer
  • Maximum of 5 guided groups per day
  • 1 free teacher per 10 students. Extra chaperones will pay 30 AED per person.
  • Assigned a Zoo educator for the guided program, to welcome you on arrival
  • Select either giraffe feeding or reptile handling (maximum 2 groups per day)
  • Reserved seating for the bird show
  • Presentations in The Discovery and Learning Centre on special request
  • Train tour of the park from The Discovery and Learning Centre (09:00 to 10:30)
  • Access to penguin feeding
  • Full access to all public areas of park including picnic and play areas

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

 

  • Any group size
  • 1 free teacher per 10 students
  • Extra chaperones will pay 30 AED per person.
  • Self-guided tour of the Zoo
  • Train Tour- to be taken from public stop after 10.30am
  • Bird Show- no reserved seating
  • Access to penguin feeding
  • Full access to all public areas of the picnic area and the play areas

CONTACT US

 

  • Discovery & Learning
  • CentreTelephone: +971 3 799 2444
  • Email: education@alainzoo.ae
  • Opening hours: 8 AM to 3 PM Sunday to Thursday

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Educational Programmes Booklet 

 

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