Saturday, May 6; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Chicago Botanic Garden
Fee: $160 (20% discount for Educator Members)
Grade level: K-12
CPDU: 15, Graduate credit: 1 (optional; additional fee)
Spend one evening at Brookfield Zoo and one day at Chicago Botanic Garden learning about rainforests worldwide- why they are important, why some are disappearing and why we want to protect them. Join educators at Brookfield Zoo, seeking out animals of the rainforest in our cozy rainforest exhibits, and learn about their adaptations for survival. At Chicago Botanic Garden visit the warm steamy greenhouses to explore rainforest plants and their adaptations. At both places, learn hands-on art and science activities for use in the classroom. Teachers will explore rainforest through classroom activities that relate to language arts, math, science, social studies and fine arts.