The student multitouch book was created as a self-guided field trip resource for both teachers and students in the primary grades. While we hope teachers can bring their students to Brookfield Zoo, this can also be used as a virtual field trip. Next Generation Science Standards for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade connect to the content in the student book. An accompanying teacher guide can be downloaded from the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo website under Learning, Teacher Resources, Field Trips. Lessons and activities can be modified to meet the needs of students in intermediate grade levels. The book focuses on one area of Brookfield Zoo: the hoofed animal habitats. The student book is organized into three main chapters: Prezoo Activities (pre-field trip lessons and activities), Welcome to Brookfield Zoo (self-guided field trip activities), and Back in the Classroom (post-field trip lesson and activities).
A free Teacher Guide is available to download at CZS.org/Education.