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AIP - Foundations of Inquiry

Graduate Program - AIP

Title: Foundations of Inquiry            

Credits: 3

Term: 2014 Class - 1st Summer

Onsite Class is June 9th - 13th

Actual semester is May 20 - August 9, 2014

Class Dates at Denver Zoo:

June 9th - June 13th. 9:00AM - 4:00PM

REQUIRED

Course Description: This course will provideparticipants with the tools needed to make science a fun, enjoyable learning experience while further increasing competence and confidence in science. The course will include pre- and post-inquiry assessment tools, individual inquiry investigations, interdisciplinary learning and inquiry techniques, and critical thinking skills. Participants will carry out and evaluate their own original inquiry investigations.

Themes:

Conduct inquiry in small groups and hone skills of observation.
Gain tools on how to assess knowledge before and after inquiry.
Develop opportunities for scaffolding of the different uses and applications of inquiry.

Conduct an inquiry with sound experimental design to promote critical thinking
Discuss how to integrate interdisciplinary collaborations in science, math, literacy, and the arts.
Facilitate all steps of the scientific method and inquiry process.

Bunk with the Beasts: Family CampOUT: Go Nocturnal

Bunk with the Beasts

Bunk with the Beasts is an overnight learning adventure at the Denver Zoo, designed to encourage bonding time, shared projects and special zoo experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience the wonder!

Bunk with the Beasts: It's a Jungle Out There Family Bunk

Bunk with the Beasts

Bunk with the Beasts is an overnight learning adventure at the Denver Zoo, designed to encourage bonding time, shared projects and special zoo experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience the wonder!

Career Panels - Zoo Career Exploration for teens aged 11-17

Do you have a teen wondering what it’s like to work at a zoo? Check out the Career Panel program for middle and high school students interested in participating in a career exploration at Denver Zoo.  Learn more about what working at a zoo is all about by connecting with a group of panelists as you learn more about their day to day tasks and their career path. Sample speakers include zookeepers, education and administrative specialists.

Giraffe Meet and Greet

Enjoy a guided, educational meet and greet with one of Denver Zoo's amazing animals. Meet & Greets are approximately 30 minute programs where guests receive a guided behind the scenes experience with one of the zoo's educator staff, a chance to engage and speak with an animal keeper and get to meet one of the amazing animals.

Giraffe Meet and Greet

Get heads above the rest and enjoy an elevated experience with Denver Zoo's tallest resident. This adventure is for guests of all ages, but, each person attending must be a registered attendee. For every 3 children registered there must be one registered adult accompanying children. Program registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo-admission tickets must be purchased separately.

-Giraffe Meet and Greet will occur rain or shine.

-Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older. 

-Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.

-Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks notice. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.

You must check in at Guest Services 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.

There is limited access for service animals in the Giraffe Meet and Greet area. Please call 720-337-1417 to confirm.

Penguin Encounter

Explore Denver Zoo like never before! The Penguin Encounter is a 60 minute guided tour providing guests with an intimate look at how Denver Zoo cares for these charismatic creatures and how to protect them in the wild. The encounter includes a guided tour through Denver Zoo's Bird World exhibit, behind the scenes access and an up-close encounter with one of the zoo's African Penguins. This adventure is for guests 8years if age and older. Program registration does not include admission to Denver Zoo-admission tickets must be purchased separately.

· Penguin Encounter will occur rain or shine.

· Denver Zoo reserves the right to re- route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.

· Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of 50% will be charged for cancelling with less than two weeks notice. A cancellation fee of 100% will be charged for a missed adventure.

- Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older. 

You must check in at Guest Services 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure.  The behind the scenes nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.

There is limited access for service animals in the Penguin Encounter area. Please call 720-337-1417 to confirm.

Summer Safari: Early Drop-Off Supervision

EARLY DROP-OFF SUPERVISION FOR SUMMER SAFARI IS SOLD OUT FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEKS: August 4-8

Early Drop-Off Supervision (7:30am-8:45am)

If you need to sign your child up for Early Drop-Off Supervsion please do so now as you will not be able to later in the registration process.

Summer Safari: Late Pick-Up Supervision

Late Pick-Up Supervision (4:00pm-5:30pm)

If you need to sign your child up for Late Pick-Up Supervsion please do so now as you will not be able to later in the registration process.

Wild Birthday Parties

Wild Birthday Parties - Denver Zoo offers birthday party packages that are "purrrfect" for children ages 2-12 and will delight your more mature members as well.

Daytime Admission Tickets

No refunds, exchanges or transfers. Tickets available until two daily. Although you will be asked to select a date for your visit, the tickets are good for any day during the year they are purchased in.

Explore Denver Zoo where preservation is included with admission; 365 days a year.

Order your online tickets, print them at home and head straight to Denver Zoo main gate for entry.

A $1 service charge will be added to the price of each ticket.

It's my Birthday

Visit Denver zoo on your Birthday and enjoy the trip on us!

Pre-K Summer Safari: Happy, Healthy World (AM)

ALL WEEKS ARE SOLD-OUT

THE FOLLOWING WEEKS OF THIS CAMP - HAPPY HEALTHY WORLD PRE-K MORNING SESSION - HAVE SOLD-OUT: ALL WEEKS ARE SOLD-OUT (June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11, July 21-25, August 4-8)

Half-Day MORNING Session for Pre-K (9:00am-12:00pm)

Children must be 4 years of age by the first day of this camp.

Happy, Healthy World

Just like kids, animals have things they need to be healthy and happy. Are animals needs different around the world? What about kids? Discover how Denver Zoo animals stay healthy and happy, and how both animals and people around the world are alike in what they need and enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE: Within minutes of completing this online registration transaction for Summer Safari, you will receive an automatic email reply.

This email will include two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari 2014 Information Packet which includes documents that you will need for the first day of camp.

Please make sure your email address is correct before completing your transaction to ensure you receive this confirmation packet.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk inbox in case your system viewed it as spam. The 2014 Summer Safari Information Packet is also available on Denver Zoo's website in the Zoo Camps page.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GRADE LEVEL AND DATE BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN AS A MEMBER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNTED MEMBER PRICE. DUE TO VOLUME, WE MUST ADHERE TO DENVER ZOO POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CAMPS, INCLUDING MEMBER REFUNDS.

Thank you!

Print it yourself Adopt An Animal -- Amur Tiger

Instantly receive a special certificate and animal information sheet about the species you have selected.

Also known as the Siberian tiger, the Amur tiger is endangered, elusive and exquisite. Share your love of this big cat and enjoy the beautiful photo that you receive when you adopt the Amur tiger.

Pre-K Summer Safari: Happy, Healthy World (PM)

Half-Day AFTERNOON Session for Pre-K (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Children must be 4 years of age by the first day of this camp.

Happy, Healthy World

Just like kids, animals have things they need to be healthy and happy. Are animals needs different around the world? What about kids? Discover how Denver Zoo animals stay healthy and happy, and how both animals and people around the world are alike in what they need and enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE: Within minutes of completing this online registration transaction for Summer Safari, you will receive an automatic email reply.

This email will include two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari 2014 Information Packet which includes documents that you will need for the first day of camp.

Please make sure your email address is correct before completing your transaction to ensure you receive this confirmation packet.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk inbox in case your system viewed it as spam. The 2014 Summer Safari Information Packet is also available on Denver Zoo's website in the Zoo Camps page.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GRADE LEVEL AND DATE BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN AS A MEMBER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNTED MEMBER PRICE. DUE TO VOLUME, WE MUST ADHERE TO DENVER ZOO POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CAMPS, INCLUDING MEMBER REFUNDS.

Thank you!

Pre-K Summer Safari: Way to Grow! (AM)

ALL WEEKS ARE SOLD-OUT

THE FOLLOWING WEEKS OF THIS CAMP - WAY TO GROW! PRE-K MORNING SESSION - HAVE SOLD-OUT: ALL WEEKS ARE SOLD-OUT (June 2-6, June 16-20, June 30-July 3, July 14-18, July 28-Aug 4)

Half-Day MORNING Session for Pre-K (9:00am-12:00pm)

Children must be 4 years of age by the first day of this camp.

Way to Grow!

Animals grow in so many ways! From the time little ones hatch or are born they learn to live and develop - sometimes with family members and sometimes all on their own. Watch, wonder, and play as we explore the fascinating life cycles of animals around the world, and compare them to our own.

PLEASE NOTE: Within minutes of completing this online registration transaction for Summer Safari, you will receive an automatic email reply.

This email will include two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari 2014 Information Packet which includes documents that you will need for the first day of camp.

Please make sure your email address is correct before completing your transaction to ensure you receive this confirmation packet.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk inbox in case your system viewed it as spam. The 2014 Summer Safari Information Packet is also available on Denver Zoo's website in the Zoo Camps page.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GRADE LEVEL AND DATE BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN AS A MEMBER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNTED MEMBER PRICE. DUE TO VOLUME, WE MUST ADHERE TO DENVER ZOO POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CAMPS, INCLUDING MEMBER REFUNDS.

Thank you!

Pre-K Summer Safari: Way to Grow! (PM)

Half-Day AFTERNOON Session for Pre-K (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Children must be 4 years of age by the first day of this camp.

Way to Grow!

Animals grow in so many ways! From the time little ones hatch or are born they learn to live and develop - sometimes with family members and sometimes all on their own. Watch, wonder, and play as we explore the fascinating life cycles of animals around the world, and compare them to our own.

PLEASE NOTE: Within minutes of completing this online registration transaction for Summer Safari, you will receive an automatic email reply.

This email will include two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari 2014 Information Packet which includes documents that you will need for the first day of camp.

Please make sure your email address is correct before completing your transaction to ensure you receive this confirmation packet.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk inbox in case your system viewed it as spam. The 2014 Summer Safari Information Packet is also available on Denver Zoo's website in the Zoo Camps page.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GRADE LEVEL AND DATE BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN AS A MEMBER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNTED MEMBER PRICE. DUE TO VOLUME, WE MUST ADHERE TO DENVER ZOO POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CAMPS, INCLUDING MEMBER REFUNDS.

Thank you!

Print it yourself Adopt An Animal -- Giraffe

Instantly receive a special certificate and animal information sheet about the species you have selected.

How about a giraffe! Adopt this graceful giant for that special someone this will be a gift that towers over all the rest!

K&1st Summer Safari: My Animal Planet - (AM)

ALL WEEKS ARE SOLD-OUT

THE FOLLOWING WEEKS OF THIS CAMP - MY ANIMAL PLANET K&1st MORNING SESSION - HAVE SOLD-OUT: ALL WEEKS ARE SOLD-OUT (June 2-6, June 16-20, June 30-July 3, July 14-18, July 28-Aug )

Half Day Morning Camp for K&1st Grade (9:00AM-12:00PM)

Children being registered for this class must be entering either Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall of 2014.

My Animal Planet

Is a monkey more like an elephant or an eagle? Is a python more like an alligator or a frog? What would YOU need to be more like a turtle? Put yourself in the shoes of a scientist as we explore how animals all over the world are sorted into groups. Compare mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects to find out how our animal planet is not so big after all!

PLEASE NOTE: Within minutes of completing your online registration transaction for Summer Safari, you will receive an automatic email reply.

This email will include two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari 2014 Information Packet which includes documents that you will need for the first day of camp.

Please make sure your email address is correct before completing your transaction to ensure you receive this confirmation packet.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk inbox in case your system viewed it as spam. The 2014 Summer Safari Information Packet is also available on Denver Zoo's website in the Zoo Camps page.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GRADE LEVEL AND DATE BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN AS A MEMBER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNTED MEMBER PRICE. DUE TO VOLUME, WE MUST ADHERE TO DENVER ZOO POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CAMPS, INCLUDING MEMBER REFUNDS.

Thank you!

K&1st Grades Summer Safari: My Animal Planet (PM)

Half Day Afternoon Camp for K-1st Grades (1:00pm-4:00pm)

Children registering for this class must be entering either Kindergarten or First Grade in the Fall of 2014.

My Animal Planet

Is a monkey more like an elephant or an eagle? Is a python more like an alligator or a frog? What would YOU need to be more like a turtle? Put yourself in the shoes of a scientist as we explore how animals all over the world are sorted into groups. Compare mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects to find out how our animal planet is not so big after all!

PLEASE NOTE: Within minutes of completing this online registration transaction for Summer Safari, you will receive an automatic email reply.

This email will include two attachments: your Booking Confirmation and the Summer Safari 2014 Information Packet which includes documents that you will need for the first day of camp.

Please make sure your email address is correct before completing your transaction to ensure you receive this confirmation packet.

If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk inbox in case your system viewed it as spam. The 2014 Summer Safari Information Packet is also available on Denver Zoo's website in the Zoo Camps page.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GRADE LEVEL AND DATE BEFORE FINALIZING YOUR REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN AS A MEMBER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNTED MEMBER PRICE. DUE TO VOLUME, WE MUST ADHERE TO DENVER ZOO POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CAMPS, INCLUDING MEMBER REFUNDS.

Thank you!

Print it yourself Adopt An Animal -- Maned Wolf

Instantly receive a special certificate and animal information sheet about the species you have selected.

We are so excited about our maned wolf pups that we wanted to share them with you. When you adopt the maned wolf, you ll receive a special set of footprints and beautiful photo of mom and pups. We ve included a footprint from Diego when he was seven weeks old, Santiago when he was ten weeks old, and Cayenne at thirteen weeks.You ll also receive a certificate and an animal information sheet. Adopt the maned wolves today!

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