ZOOMobile Outreach Programs

“Connecting People with Nature”

Since before there was even a Zoo to visit in Fargo, the Red River Zoological Society has been taking small animals out into the community to educate and excite people of all ages. The outreach program visits schools, classrooms, daycares, senior centers, colleges, community fairs and numerous other locations in Fargo, Moorhead, and the surrounding communities.

Most programs can be adapted for any age/grade. Our educator will work with teachers and program coordinators to customize a program that meets your specific needs. All programs meet or contain elements to meet North Dakota State Science Standards.

Animal Basics (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds)

North Dakota Science Standards: 4.4.1, 7.4.5, 9-10.1.5

Option 1: Choose to learn about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, or birds
Option 2: Choose a fast paced lesson discussing each class (this option can be extended to a 60 minute program for no extra fee)

Dressed for the Weather (30-minute option)

North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, K.4.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 4.4.2

Fur or feathers, scales or skin, every animal is dressed in something. Find out why different animals are dressed the way they are and how it helps them survive in their environment.

Encounters of the Animal Kind (30-minute option)

North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, K.4.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 3.4.1, 4.4.2

Maybe you’re just looking for a fun, informative way to meet and learn about some of our outreach animals. Then this is the program for you! Get up close and personal with our furry, scaly, and feathered friends.

Home Sweet Habitat

North Dakota Science Standards: 2.4.1, 3.4.3, 4.4.4, 7.4.4, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 7.1.2

A shelter is only one of the items an animal needs to survive. Learn about animal homes, the other items needed to survive, and explore a variety of habitats/biomes from around the world including the animals that live there!

Night and Day (30-minute option)

North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, K.4.1, 3.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4.4

Discover whooo stays awake when the sun goes down, who snoozes in the afternoon, and who sleeps when the stars shine.


North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, K.4.1, 3.4.3, 4.4.4, 5.4.3, 7.4.4, 9-10.4.10, 5.1.2, 6.1.3, 7.1.2

Did you know some animals are vegetarians? Within a food chain there are carnivores, omnivores, herbivores, decomposers, plants, and scavengers; can one live without the other? Examine how all are linked in the delicate circle of life.

Senses Around (30-minute option)

North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, 3.4.1, 5.1.3, 7.1.4

Learn about the 5 senses and how different animals use them to survive. Discover how animal senses differ from human senses.

Spineless Wonders

North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, 2.4.1, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 9-10.1.5

Did you know that over 95% of all animals are spineless? Take some time to examine some of these amazing animals and discover why they are so important to life as we know it.

Survival of the Fittest

North Dakota Science Standards: 3.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.4, 7.4.6, 8.4.1, 5.1.3, 7.1.4, 9-10.1.5

Find out who’s the biggest, smallest, fastest, and heaviest! Investigate a variety of animal adaptations and determine whether or not they will help the animal survive in its appropriate habitat.

Animal Tales (30-minute option)

North Dakota Science Standards: K.2.1, K.4.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 3.4.1, 4.4.2
May also meet some language arts standards

Check-out a book (or more than one) about an animal from the zoo. Read and discuss the story in class. Then receive a visit from the animal you read about! After the visit, write your very own animal themed story! Contact us more information about this NEW program!

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