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K-12 Connections Event
Zoo Friends: Creepy Crawlies
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Join educators from the Blank Park Zoo for this fantastic learning experience! What makes an insect an insect? This lively presentation teaches students about the characteristics and adaptations of these tiny creatures. Costumes, and live insects make this a valuable learning experience. The program also allows time for student questions, so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary books Why do Snakes Hiss? and Big Bugs or alternate titles by mail.

Blank Park Zoo ICN events include:
Wild and Rare
Marvelous Mammals
Zoo Detectives
Exotic Habitats
Chickens Aren't the Only Ones
Creepy Crawlies

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • BACKYARD SAFARI (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • WILD CHRONICLES (Grade Level: 5-12)
  • DRAGONFLY TV(Grade Level: 2-5)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa. If you are not employed by a school district or an AEA please register at library sites only.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
September 23, 2013
 Monday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 2-4
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
September 23, 2013
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 2-4
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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