Virtual Field Trips with Helen Woodward Animal Center
Being cooped up got you feeling down? Our Virtual Field Trips are here to help you and your little ones get through it! We will present fun facts about our animal ambassadors and show you an awesome educational activity.
Virtual Field Trip Lesson Schedule
Monday–Friday at 11 a.m.
Each lesson is suitable for a range of ages and includes 2 live animals and an activity to watch or follow along with. The daily themes stay the same each week, but the animals and activities are always different, so be sure to tune in every day!
Monday: Habitat – Venture into the homes of animals and find out what they consider comfy and cozy! Each animal has different ideas about what is important, but you might be surprised to find it’s more similar to what we like than you first realized.
Tuesday: Senses – Explore the different ways that animals interact with the world and get the information they need. Have you ever considered that there’s more than our 5 basic senses out there to do this?
Wednesday: Diet – Discover what’s on the menu for different animals and how everything in our ecological community is connected because of it. Grab your favorite snack and try to guess the animal’s diet first!
Thursday: Relationships – Investigate the many unique relationships of animals and why it’s appropriate for their lifestyle. Some animals are more social than others, and some are more attentive parents; no way is right or wrong, just depends on the species!
Friday: Caring – People helping animals and animals helping people is what we’re all about at Helen Woodward Animal Center! Some of our animals would love to tell you how helpful they can actually be, and show you small ways that you can leave a positive impact on the planet.
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