Roos-N-More has been bringing their collection of exotic animals to classrooms now for two years, and this year it’s only getting better! We have reformatted our programs to better align with the State of Nevada’s K-12 Academic Standards for Science. Choose any of the following show themes and we will bring the ed-zoo-cational excitement right to your school. Roos-N-More Zoo uses live, interactive, and entertaining animals to teach your students about biodiversity, adaptation, environmental impacts, and more! All programs are 45 minutes to one hour long and can be geared for different age levels from pre-school to high school! You can choose to bring the whole school to one assembly or break the students into more than one group based on age/grade/subject. We offer discounts for consecutive programs on the same day. Reserve your space early! Teachers, also check us out on beyond the classroom.
What’s Eating Caico Monkey?
We'll talk about the sun as a source of energy for all life providing light for photosynthesis, heat for warmth, and energy for weather cycles. Students will discuss producers, consumers, decomposers, herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores and we will provide examples of each using live animals. We will also discuss how removing one plant or animal can change everything in the food web and the ecosystem. We will use examples like hunting animals responsible for seed dispersal, removing top predators, or clearing forest for agriculture to describe how the food web can be affected. Then we will address how the local people need hunting, agriculture, tourism, and more to support their families and brainstorm possible alternatives to these things. We will discuss ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms.
Through the Layers of the Rainforest
We will identify animals that live in the rainforest and discuss the characteristics, behaviors, and adaptations that help them to survive in this ecosystem. We will discuss habitats and their characteristics, including food, water, shelter, and space. Students will discover how if one animal is missing, it can cause huge changes in that ecosystem. Topics will also include habitat loss due to deforestation for agriculture and alternatives to these practices. We will touch on food webs and how they work within the rainforest. Students will learn the definition of an ecosystem and what makes up an ecosystem. We will also discuss different kinds of pollution and its affect on the animals and people of the rainforest.
Talk with the Animals
We will use live animals to discuss verbal and non-verbal communication and interpersonal skills by discussing primate expression, bird behaviors, and then how humans relate to each other. We will discuss healthy ways of communicating and listening to express needs, wants, and feelings using monkey manners as a "bad" example of communication and other animals as good examples of communication. We will demonstrate non-violent strategies to manage or resolve conflict and discuss how to apply these strategies by playing the "training game" to demonstrate how positive reinforcement can be used to change behavior in animals and humans. Students will meet animals like monkeys, birds, porcupines, and more!
Soaking up the Sun
We will use live animals to teach about the desert ecosystem and the animals and plants native to our desert and deserts around the world. We will discuss how many animals an ecosystem can support and why and how the water cycle, seasons, and other environmental factors affect the animals that live there. We will also discuss human impact on the animals that live in the desert habitats. Using the animals as our examples we will discuss how these animals have adaptations that help them survive in the desert environments. We will also address pollution, the different types of pollution, and how it affects the animals and humans that call the desert their home. Students have the chance to meet kangaroos, reptiles, birds, coatimundis, porcupines, and more! Zebra and Camels can be added to this program for an additional fee.
Scratch and Sniff
This program is geared towards preschool and kindergarten age children. We'll use our senses to identify differences between animals and discuss the unique and amazing abilities they have. Students will learn how the use their senses to survive in the wild. We will also discuss concepts like herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore as well as habitats and adaptations. Students will have the chance to meet snakes, birds, binturongs, lemurs, and more!
Nutrition and Fitness
We will use live animals to discuss nutrition and fitness. By comparing sloths and monkeys, birds and reptiles, herbivores and carnivores, we'll discuss metabolism, activity levels, and diet. Students will learn the different food groups and learn about making healthy decisions in their diets by discussing what animals eat in the wild and what animals will eat in captivity. Students will decide what animal they are most like in diet and activity level and they will learn how to make healthy food choices and get outdoors on a regular basis. Students will have a chance to meet animals like monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles, coatis, and more!
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