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Rainforest Van

Rainforest Van Classroom Visit

Developed specifically for 2nd grade, this FREE 55-minute (per class) outreach program creates an immersive experience as students learn about animals native to rainforests around the world. Students will explore the different layers of the rainforest and the roles each animal plays in their habitat using observation skills, physical activities, and inquiry-based learning. Students also discuss their roles in these ecosystems and their potential to personally impact them.

Classroom Application/Core Curriculum

2nd Grade Science Standard 4

Strand 2.2: LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS

Hand displaying roach

Student experience may include an opportunity to interact with one of the following Animal Ambassadors:

  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Giant Cave Roach
  • White’s Tree Frog
  • Rainbow Boa Constrictor
  • Ball Python
  • Blue Tongued Skink
  • Crested Gecko
  • Giant African Millipede
  • Parrot

Program Requirements:

  • This program is only offered to public and charter schools within a 90-minute drive from Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.
  • The program is for 40 students or less.
  • The presentation room must be wheelchair-accessible with a door that closes and should be free of classroom pets (fish are ok).
  • The room must have at least one available electrical outlet.
  • An adult representative from the school must accompany the class throughout the entire presentation.
  • No other activities can occur in the room during the presentation.
  • LLPA Educators must stay in the presentation room for the duration of our visit.

Because we visit on a rotational schedule, we will contact you when it’s our year to visit your students.

For questions please email: schoolprograms@thelivingplanet.com

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