Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Zoo Friends: Marvelous Mammals
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Join educators from the Blank Park Zoo for this amazing learning experience! Furry friends are the teachers as your students explore the unique qualities of mammals through role-playing in this 50-minute presentation. Students will be able to list the characteristics of mammals, name some different mammals, and will have the opportunity to see live mammals from the Blank Park Zoo. This interactive program also allows time for students to ask questions, so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary book, ORLY the Orangutan or alternate title 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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  1. Search for: mammals
  2. Limit Subjects to: science
  3. Limit search to appropriate grade level.
  4. Click on the 'Search' button to view results.

PBS Teachers - PBS Teachers offers free lesson plans, professional development and more for preK-12 educators.

Are you new to the ICN experience? If so, take a moment to view the IPTV K-12 Connections Frequently Asked Questions and Keys to a Successful Session.

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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)
  • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)
  • REAL SCIENCE V: (Grade Level: 5-10)
  • 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. 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:
May 06, 2014
 Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, May 2, 2014
May 06, 2014
 Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, May 2, 2014
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