Experience a unique, project-based program that incorporates STEAM concepts with the Zoo as your classroom! Perfect for learners 9-12 years old.

Join our educators for 3 consecutive morning classes at the Zoo as we learn in-depth about orangutans and design a new enrichment item for them. Project Orangutan is fun, fascinating and promotes hands-on authentic problem-solving. 

Meets Arizona Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Focusing on the critically endangered Bornean orangutan, students will:

  • Discover how the Zoo cares for their complex needs
  • Use the engineering design process to build an enrichment item that stimulates their natural behavior
  • Research orangutan conservation and how responsible consumer choices can make a positive impact on their future

Duration: Three 90-minute classes
Times:
October 4, 5, 6
March 7, 8, 9
(9-10:30 a.m.)

Cost: $90 non-members | $75 members