Project Orangutan

Experience a unique, project-based virtual program that brings the Phoenix Zoo to you! Join Zoo educators for an hour once a week for 9 weeks as we learn in-depth about orangutans and create a new invention for them. Project Orangutan is fun, fascinating and promotes hands-on, authentic problem-solving.

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 an impact on their future

What is included in the program?

  • Zoo educators will guide your student, alongside other students their age, through this exciting 9-week project!
  • Student Guide that outlines the overall project timeline, key vocabulary and assessment criteria
  • Student Research Notebook (as a .PDF)
  • Virtual field trip
  • Research resources
  • Pre-recorded interview with a keeper
  • Additional opportunities for continued learning at home each week

Program Details

Grade Levels:

3-6 
Meets Arizona Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Group Size:

20 attendees

Available Platforms:

Zoom

Live Virtual Session Date and Time:

Tuesdays   |   2 – 3 p.m.

October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8

Program Fees:

Members: $150 per student 
General: $190 per student

Friend/Sibling Discount: When registering multiple people at the same time,  receive $10 off  per additional person with minimum charge of $100 per person. 

Reservations:

To register or learn more, call 602.914.4333. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details.  

SUPPORT THE PHOENIX ZOO AND LEARN TOO,
WITH VIRTUAL ZOOTOYOU!