With the help of a generous grant from the Pokagon Fund, the Potawatomi Zoo Education Department is able to bring the zoo to your classroom. We will be offering a series of 4 visits per classroom. Groups can be up to 60 kids. During each 45-minute visit we will present on a topic and include 3 of our ambassador animals. We recommend scheduling the 4 visits in a 4-week period. Below is a list of topics we can offer. Each can be adapted for different grade levels. This grant is currently available to South Bend Community School teachers only.
Senses: Each visit we would focus on a different sense (touch, sight, hearing, and taste/smell together)
Ecology: Each visit we would focus on a different ecology topic (habitats, adaptations, ecosystems, endangered species)
Classifications: Each visit we would focus on a different group (amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals)
For Middle and High School
Zoos: For this topic, we would cover conservation, species survival plans, animal care, and zoo careers
Have a topic or idea you don’t see listed? Let us know and we can accommodate you.
We will be able to offer this program to 28 classrooms free of cost this school year. If grant funds are exhausted this program can be scheduled for the cost of $90 per each classroom visit. Please fill out the contact form at the following address to schedule
Thank you for your interest in the Pokagon Grant-funded Outreach Programs. We have a limited number of classrooms that can be accommodated under this grant. Please fill out the questions below, and you will be contacted if selected for the program.