Teacher Resources

Welcome Teachers!

Sample Lesson Plan

Below you will find lesson plans suited for both use in the classroom or as pre-visit materials for your trip to the Zoo.

Clicks below for lesson plans by subject

Prepping your class before your visit can help you to get the most out of your time at the Zoo.  You might want to identify one or two animals to learn about before your visit to help your group to focus. We suggest otters!  🙂

River otters are a very popular topic in schools, especially if they are native in your area. This is a great way to encourage the appreciation of animals in your own backyard.

Not only are these fun, energetic, and adorable animals easy to admire but river otters also fill a valuable niche in their habitat and are very important indicators of the health of the ecosystem. Another plus, North American River Otters are very common in Zoos and chances are you local Zoo houses them!