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K-12 Connections Event
Zoo Friends: Stellaluna
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The Blank Park Zoo is will be here to ease all the spookiness that Halloween creates around bats! We’ll read the story Stellaluna and talk about some of the myths and many facts about bats. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers so come prepared with thoughtful questions in mind. The session will end with an activity where kids get to make their own bat to take with them back to their classrooms and homes.

Please bring the following materials for each student:

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary books The Toothless Vampire and Bats or alternate titles.

Blank Park Zoo ICN events include:
Wild and Rare
Kids Talk with a Zoo Educator
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.)

  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (Grade Level: 4-12)
  • WILD CHRONICLES (Grade Level: 5-12)

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.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
October 23, 2013
 Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Audience: PreK-1
Friday, October 18, 2013
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