Lupazoo offers Teacher Kits on a variety of subjects.
Each kit contains background information, fact sheets,
activity ideas and resource information. Most
of the activities are designed for use with students
in grades K-12 and they are all easily adapted to
suit your needs.
Many of these kits can be used in conjunction with
one of the school programs offered at the zoo.
The kits can also be used to help teachers design
a curriculum for use at the zoo or in their classrooms.
The kits are still in production and should be ready for
Education Department at Lupazoo currently
offers the following Teacher kits:
Rain Forest: How is the tropical rain forest structured?
This kit looks at the different layers of the forest,
and the species of plants and animals that are uniquely
adapted to each layer. Activities and information
focus on the importance of conserving tropical rain
Trail: How do animals adapt to such a harsh
environment? This kit will help you share the mysteries of
with your students.
Asia: The plants, animals and people of the tropical
Asian forest are inextricably linked. This kit
looks at some of the interconnections that make life
in the tropical rain forests of Asia possible. The
activities and information in this kit will help
students learn about biodiversity and interdependence.
Birds of prey are magnificent animals that can be
readily seen in both urban and rural areas. Since
they are top predators, raptors provide an excellent
avenue for studying a wide variety of biological concepts,
such as predator-prey relationships, adaptations and
the effects of human influence.
and Amphibians: Cold-blooded animals have developed
unique physical characteristics and life cycles for
survival in a variety of habitats. This kit also
explores the human-posed threats faced by reptile
and amphibian populations throughout the world.
Savanna: The central theme of this teacher kit,
the balance of nature, examines the relationships
between plants, animals and people of the east African
savanna. Background information and activities center
on the complex food chain, people and culture, and
the climate cycles that shape the region. Information
is also included about how people can minimize their
impact on this delicate and fascinating part of the
Species Kit: This kit is specifically
designed for educators of grades 5 through 12, but
includes background information and a few activities
useful for teachers of grades K-4. This packet includes extensive background
information, a wide variety of activities and fact
sheets on animals and plants found here at the zoo.