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
Meets Arizona Academic Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
Live Virtual Session Date and Time:
Tuesdays | 2 – 3 p.m.
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8
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.
To register or learn more, call 602.914.4333. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details.