Connections to Africa: 4th to 6th Grade

Register Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Connections to Africa program allows students to explore the Zoo's newest exhibit, African Elephant Crossing — focusing on how living things, including people, must share the resources around them. The Zoo will provide scientific tools that you and your students can use while exploring the exhibit. This inquiry-driven, self-guided program will help your students build a connection to African animals by asking questions about how they live and survive.


Teacher Workshops are available for specific programs. Dates will be updated as more workshops become available.

Classroom inquiry kits containing lesson plans and hands-on materials for use in your classroom are available for check-out to two weeks prior to your scheduled field trip. Kits must be reserved ahead of time by calling 216-635-3391. Click to see materials list.

If you have already visited the Zoo and completed the program, you can compare your results to our Collected Elephant Observation Data (xls file)

Registration for the Connections to Africa program is independent of any other bookings made with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Registrants are expected to make separate arrangements for transportation and admission to the Zoo. To reserve your field trip and admission to the Zoo, please call 216-635-3391. You must book admission to the Zoo at least 30 days prior to your visit.


Teacher's Guide


Program availability: Monday through Friday, September - May