Education

ZooConnect

Grades 3-5
Monthly Zoo Class Explore Topics

JANUARY

Channel Zoo News: Ecosystem Heroes

Breaking news! Did you know the Zoo has animals from many different ecosystems? Check out what makes each ecosystem unique as our Channel Zoo News crew gets the scoop live from the Zoo.

Food Chains: Link by Link

Every ecosystem has a chain of events that ensures each living creature has the food it needs to survive. Follow the path that energy takes and find out who's eating whom!

ZooConnectThe Wild World of Adaptations

Animals in the wild survive by the bite of their teeth, the scratch of their claws, the swipe of their horns and so much more. Travel the world as we learn how animals use their adaptations to get the resources they need.

FEBRUARY

Wisconsin Wonderland

Badgers and river otters and black bears, oh my! Join us as we learn about animals that live in three of Wisconsin's most prominent biomes. We will also meet a state endangered animal, Sheldon the ornate box turtle!

MARCH

S.O.S. - Save Our Species!

HIPPO is not just an animal! It is also an easy way to remember the five main reasons why animals become endangered and go extinct. Learn what each letter in HIPPO means and discover ways to help protect animals from extinction.

APRIL

Amazing Aquatic Animals

Come visit our Aquatic & Reptile Center to get up close and personal with some of the Zoo's amazing aquatic species. Then, focus in on some of the amazing local waterways that can be found right here in our own backyards. Discover why these waterways are so important to humans and animals alike, and how we can do our part to protect them.

MAY

GiraffeChannel Zoo News: Ecosystem Heroes

Breaking news! Did you know the Zoo has animals from many different ecosystems? Check out what makes each ecosystem unique as our Channel Zoo News crew gets the scoop live from the Zoo.

Food Chains: Link by Link

Every ecosystem has a chain of events that ensures each living creature has the food it needs to survive. Follow the path that energy takes and find out who's eating whom!

The Wild World of Adaptations

Animals in the wild survive by the bite of their teeth, the scratch of their claws, the swipe of their horns and so much more. Travel the world as we learn how animals use their adaptations to get the resources they need.

How to Register

We are fully booked for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Information regarding the 2021-2022 school year will be forthcoming. Thank you for your ongoing support! Interested in seeing a Kohl’s Wild Theater performance instead? Kohl’s Wild Theater is still taking spring 2021 performance bookings. More information can be found here.