Discovery Program: “Back to Basics” - Grade 1

Find out what all living things need to survive in this interactive adventure.

Add even more to your Zoo School visit by adding this hands-on program, investigating the basic needs of all animals. Discover what it takes to survive in the wild during this classroom based program.


“Back to Basics” is a classroom based program, complete with a visit from one of our animal ambassadors, designed for first grade students. Each session includes an opportunity to hone scientific skills through:

  • Hands-on explorations
  • Science notebook components
  • Animal Encounters

“Back to Basics” connects with the following Next Generation Sunshine State Standards:


This program can be fit into your Zoo School day for an additional fee, adding to your list of standards met. Groups of more than 70 participants must be able to stay until 1:30 p.m.


Students: $5 each (in addition to the Zoo School fee)


  • Classroom Teachers: one FREE per classroom
  • One Chaperone per 15 paid students: FREE
  • Additional Chaperones: $5 each (in addition to the Zoo School fee)
  • *Chaperones are required for school field trips. Maximum number of chaperones (INCLUDING teachers, free and paying chaperones) is ONE per FOUR students.

    All pricing and programs are subject to change and availability.