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2010 - 2011
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


                               How long has it been since you’ve brought your class to the Zoo?
                           It’s affordable (free to Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township
                           schools), connected to State Content Standards and still an
                           inspirational place to teach. If you haven’t come in awhile, you’ll
                           definitely want to visit in 2010 or 2011. Be part of the excitement as
                           the newest exhibits and programs unfold. The opening of African
                           Elephant Crossing in Spring 2011 places the Zoo as a leader in
                           elephant conservation education and a provider of innovative science
                           programming.
                                Students will experience the Southern African themed habitat for
                           elephants, African rock pythons, naked mole rats and colonial nesting
                           African birds. African Elephant Crossing encourages an understanding
                           of habitats, cultural connections with animals, the elephants’ plight in
                           the wild, and how people are connected with wildlife in positive and
                           negative ways. Zoo staff and local teachers are working hard to
                           develop programming and exhibitry that connects students to the
                           science and technology State Content Standards. Opportunities for
                           elementary students to learn how to build elephant exhibits, or middle
                           school students to develop videos that can be used by the Zoo are
                           being tested in the fall, and will be in full swing in Spring 2011.
                           Resources for teachers and students from kindergarten through gradu-
                           ate school will be located at africanelephantcrossing.com as they are
                           developed. So check back often, and schedule your field trip to
                           the Zoo.
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                                       Education programs are funded in part by
                                          the Cleveland Zoological Society.


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GENERAL FIELD TRIPS




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Looking to bring your class to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo without
participating in a program? The following information will help you plan
your visit.

Cost: Free to schools in Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township.
      See table below for out-of-county rates:


                             Nov. 1, 2009-          April 3, 2010
                             April 2, 2010          Oct. 31, 2010

       Ages 2-11                 $2.50                  $2.50

      Ages 12-17                 $3.50                  $5.00

 One Adult per 5 Youths          $3.50                  $5.00

   Additional Adults             $7.00                  $10.00



Registration: Call 216-635-3308 at least one month in advance and
              up to one year in advance.

 When possible, avoid the spring crowds from late April to mid-June.
 Plan field trips in the fall and winter months or early spring. Because
 fewer people will be around, your Zoo experience will be more enjoyable
 and educational. Call as early as possible if you plan to visit during the
 spring months.

Hours:
Daily from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The Zoo Gate opens at 9:30 A.M.
The Zoo Box Office closes at 4:00 P.M.
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 Plan on 1-2 hours to explore The RainForest and 2-3 hours to visit the
 Zoo. Entry times to The RainForest are scheduled when you make
 reservations for school groups. You may stay in The RainForest as long
 as you wish, however, once you leave you cannot be re-admitted.



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                           ENTRANCE AND PARKING:
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

                             Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located at 3900 Wildlife Way. Parking
                             is FREE. Buses park in the designated bus parking lot posted on
                             the entrance sign. The group leader should pick up tickets at the
                             “Registered Groups” or “Will Call” window at Ticket Sales.
                             Bus drivers are admitted free and can sign in at any cashier window
                             for their tickets.

                           CHAPERONE REQUIREMENTS:
                             A ratio of one chaperone for every ten youths/students is required.
                             You may have up to one chaperone per five youths/students at the
                             discounted rate. This ratio includes teachers. Chaperones must stay
                             with their group to prevent disruptive or inappropriate behavior.
                             Unaccompanied students may be sent to Cleveland Metroparks’
                             Ranger Station.
                           ACCESSIBILITY:
                             All areas are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs, strollers and
                             wagons can be rented at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Gift Shop
                             located just inside the Zoo gates. Prior arrangements are
                             recommended and can be made by calling the Zoo Gift Shop
                             at 216-661-7603.

                           LUNCHES:

                                 The RainForest does not have a lunchroom or coat check
                                 facilities.

                                 The Amazon Café and Marketplace in The RainForest has daily
                                 lunch specials and offers lunch packages when ordered in
                                 advance at: 216-398-5750.

                                 The Zoo’s Food Court features McDonalds (216-741-0599),
                                 Pizza Hut (personal pan pizzas only) and Quiznos from
                                 Aramark Sports and Entertainment (216-398-5750). All
                                 are open April though October: Safari Snacks by Aramark is
                                 open all year.
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                                 Picnic lunches may be eaten in the non-reserved shared spaces
                                 located inside the Zoo. To rent picnic facilities at a special
                                 discount (Monday-Friday), call the Group Sales Office
                                 at: 216-635-3306, or –3389.
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ZOO BUS

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is proud to be the only zoo in the country to
provide free transportation to and from a zoo field trip. This service is
available only to schools in Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township.
Teachers who register for the Zoo Bus will register for a Zoo Classroom
Program at the same time (see program details on the next page).

Cost: Free
Registration: Online registration at:
              clemetzoo.com/education/teachers
              or call 216-635-3391

           Registration for the 2010-2011 school year begins:
                      August 2, 2010 at 8:30 A.M.

   The Zoo Bus is in HIGH DEMAND and will fill within days of the
             start of registration. Please register early.




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                           SCHOOL GROUP PROGRAMS

                           Enhance a field trip to the Zoo with a classroom program designed by Zoo
                           staff. The Zoo Bus is available to transport students from
                           Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township to these programs.

                           Cost: Free
                                 (Out-of-county groups pay Zoo admission at group rates.)


                                      Registration: Online registration at:
                                                    clemetzoo.com/education/teachers
                                                    or call 216-635-3391
                                      Registration for the 2010 - 2011 school years begins:
                                                  August 2, 2010 at 8:30 A.M.


                           1st to 3rd GRADE PROGRAMS
                            Habitats (for students in Grades 1 -2)
                            Investigate the components of a habitat and explore how students can
                            make a difference in the future for wildlife. Pre– and post-trip
                            activities are included in the teacher packet.
                            (Available Monday through Thursday, September - March)
                            Fur, Feathers and Scales (for students in Grades 2-3)
                            Study the differences among mammals, reptiles, birds and fish, and
                            discover how students can make a difference in the future for
                            wildlife. Pre– and post-trip activities are included in the teacher
                            packet. (Available Monday through Thursday, September - March)
                            Connections to Africa (for students in Grades 1-3)
                            Explore African Elephant Crossing, the Zoo’s newest exhibit, scheduled to
                            open in Spring 2011. Students learn how living things, including people,
                            interact with the environment. Pre- and post-trip activities are included in
                            the teacher kits, available for check-out at the Zoo’s Library.
                            (Available Monday through Thursday, April - May)
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4th to 6th GRADE PROGRAM
 Vet Bags

 In this role-playing activity, students act as veterinarians and
 work collaboratively to determine the health problem and course
 of treatment for their animal “patient.” Pre– and post-trip
 activities are included in the teacher packet.
 (Available Tuesday through Friday, September through March)
 To allow for optimum student-led exploration, this activity is not
 led by Zoo staff. Zoo staff will be in the exhibit to distribute the
 materials and collect when your group has finished.
6th to 12th GRADE PROGRAM
 Cell Phone Audio Tour

 Students’ cell phones become interactive audio guides during
 their trip to the Zoo. Students are prompted, via signage, to
 use their cell phones to hear audio content, answer questions,
 view video footage and interact.


PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Know some teens interested in wildlife and wild places? Tell
them about these exciting opportunities.

  Zoo Crew
  The Zoo Crew teen volunteer program (for ages 13-17)
  focuses on conservation and encourages teens to learn
  responsibility, develop job and career skills and grow their
  personal conservation ethic.

  Career Day
  For high school students interested in exploring careers at a
  zoo, this program allows students to meet and hear from staff
  who work in Animal Care, Education, Veterinary Care and
  other areas.
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              Teens can get more information at:
         clemetzoo.com/education/tnprg/teenprog.asp


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                           OVERNIGHTS

                           Become a scientist that studies gray wolves in North America. Explore
                           Australia’s native and non-native animals and culture. What does a
                           night at the Zoo have in store for you?

                           Cost: $36 per person for Night Tracks
                                 $38 per person for Outback After Dark
                                 (One adult admitted free for every ten participating children)

                           Registration: Online registration at:
                                         clemetzoo.com/education/teachers
                                         or call 216-635-3391

                                     Registration for the 2010 - 2011 school year begins:
                                                March 15, 2010 at 8:30 A.M.


                            Outback After Dark

                            Enjoy a night in the “outback” during this new Australian-themed
                            adventure. The program combines elements of Aboriginal culture and
                            the influences brought by European ranchers. Groups will see both
                            native Australian animals and those that were introduced to the
                            country leading to impacts on the environment. At night, participants
                            will learn about the stars in the southern hemisphere and compare
                            them to what is visible in our night sky.
                            (Available April, May, September and October only)



                            Night Tracks

                            Become scientists for a night during this program that teaches how
                            researchers use current technology to collect data on wildlife and
                            habitats. Using tools such as compasses, radio telemetry equipment
                            and night vision binoculars, participants work in scientific teams to
                            learn how field biologists conduct research in various
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                            environments. The teams focus their study on the natural history of
                            wolves and other North American species.




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            CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO

     Don’t forget to stop by the newly renovated Gift Shop
          and pick up souvenir bags for your students!



Three types of bags are available;


$5.00- A Zoo patch, a stretch pen, and
a pencil

$7.00- A Zoo patch, a zoo magnet, a
stretch pen, and a pencil

$10.00- A Zoo patch, a stretch pen, a
pencil, and a drawstring backpack
(Shown)

Contact the Gift Shop at 216-661-7603 or
cmzstore@eventnetwork.com to order souvenir bags or visit the
online gift store for regular purchases.

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                           * No scholarship shows will be available for the fall 2010 schedule.
                           Please check back in 2011 to see if scholarships have been reinstated.
At Your School




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OUTREACH

Can’t come to the Zoo, but you still want to learn first-hand about Zoo
animals? Zoo staff and animals will come to you. Outreach programs
give students of all ages a chance to increase their wildlife knowledge.
Programs at your location include at least two small education animals.
The animals presented depend on topic and availability.

Cost: Free to schools in Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township
      $100 / one program out-of-county
      $150 / back-to-back programs out-of-county
      (Program not available to groups that are more than 60 miles
      from the Zoo, one way.)

Registration: Online registration at:
              clemetzoo.com/education/teachers
              or call 216-635-3391

       Registration for September 2010 - February 2011 begins:
                     August 2, 2010 at 8:30 A.M.
              Registration for March - May 2011 begins:
                     January 3, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.

PRESCHOOL to 3rd GRADE PROGRAMS

  Get to know some of the smallest and largest animals in Africa.
  Learn about animal classifications. Do animals in Africa look like
  animals in Ohio?

  4th to 8th GRADE PROGRAM
  Look at African animals, their adaptions and how they fit into food
  webs. Learn about endangered species and possible solutions for
  protecting the world’s wildlife.

  9th GRADE to ADULT PROGRAM
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  See all the Zoo has to offer with special emphasis on the new
  African Elephant Crossing exhibit, scheduled to open in 2011.
  We have experts available to speak on animals, wild habitats and
  conservation efforts associated with the Zoo’s new elephant exhibit.




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                       DISTANCE LEARNING - VIDEO-ON-DEMAND
                                           INDEPENDENT LEARNING

                       Learn about conservation and science topics within your classroom on
                       your own schedule. Utilize video-on-demand to guide through lessons
                       and post responses on our Zoo-created wiki.

                       Cost: Free
                       Registration: Wiki invitation at: clemetzoo.com/education/teachers

                       6th GRADE to 12th GRADE Programs

                       Elephants
                       Discover connections that African people have with elephants and
                       the challenges they face sharing common ecosystems. Learn about the
                       Zoo’s leadership in elephant management and conservation.

                       Race Around Africa
                       Students save their favorite African animals using their knowledge
                       of African animals, geography, history and more. Let’s hope everyone
                       who plays stays one step ahead of the poacher.

                       Migratory Birds
                       Where do they go? Why do they go?
                       What is happening to their traditional
                       migration routes? Explore the world
                       of migratory birds.

                       Ohio Wetlands; Trumpeter Swan
                       Reintroduction
                       Can the reintroduction of an
                       animal increase the level of
                       conservation for both a habitat
                       and a species? Learn how this
                       effort increased biodiversity.
At Your School




                       Bushmeat: What We CAN Do!
                       Learn how we can take action
                       against the unsustainable
                       commercial hunting of wild
                       African animals for meat.
                       (Presentation may contain graphic images.)
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DISTANCE LEARNING

Bring your group to the Zoo—virtually!! Learn about wild animals, wild
places and conservation issues. Ask questions of Zoo staff and interact
with other schools around the country. Experience all of this without
ever leaving your school. Programs are available year-round.

Cost: Free
Registration: Online registration at:
              clemetzoo.com/education/teachers

                   Registration for Fall 2010 begins:
                     August 2, 2010 at 8:30 A.M.
              Registration for Winter-Spring 2011 begins:
                     January 3, 2011 at 8:30 A.M.

KINDERGARTEN to 2nd GRADE PROGRAMS

  Bearable Differences
  Learn the truth about different kinds of bears - where
  they live, if they all hibernate, and what makes them so loveable.

  Boo! I’m a Bat
  These amazing creatures have an undeserved reputation. Learn how
  they are really quite important to the environment.

  Discover Australia
  Think that you are the only species that goes to class? Think again!
  Learn how Australian animals get “class”-ified.

  A Kid’s Life in Australia
  Explore the “Land Down Under” from a kid’s point of view, from the
  words they use, to the foods they eat, to the animals they encounter.
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  Jambo Means Hello
   Take a virtual trip on the wild side featuring the Zoo’s new African
   Elephant Crossing exhibit, scheduled to open in 2011. Learn about
   the different characteristics of mammals, reptiles and birds on this
   safari through Africa.




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                           DISTANCE LEARNING

                           Rain Forest Life
                           This tropical adventure will provide opportunities to explore the
                           rain forest using all five senses.

                           What’s Up Roos!
                           It’s no ruse that kangaroos are a unique animal. Discover their
                           habitats, adaptations and close cousins of the kangaroo.

                           Dr. Dina Might, Paleontologist
                           Dr. Dina Might can help you compare extinct dinosaurs to
                           creatures of the 21st century.

                           Wonderful World of Wolves
                           Explore the wonderful world of wolves and discover the many ways
                           in which they communicate. It will be a howlin’ good time!
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DISTANCE LEARNING

 3rd to 5th GRADE PROGRAMS

 A Bite-Sized Look at Sharks
 Learn about some unique features that make sharks successful
 predators and find out why their bite is so important to our oceans.

 Animal Enrichment
 Experience how daily enrichment encourages the Zoo’s animals to
 stay active and interested in their environment year-round.

 Animal Espionage
 Help detectives solve the Case of the Stolen Animal Adaptation, a
 mystery of how animal nature wonders have impacted our lives.

 Condor Conservation
 Learn what the Zoo has done for condor conservation in
 Venezuela and why it is important to us.

 Don’t Koala Me, I’ll Koala You!
 Meet, via videoconferencing, to find out about this fuzzy marsupial,
 one of Australia’s most recognized native animal species.

 Primates 101
 Want to learn more about our closest cousins in the animal world?
 Join the Zoo’s primate keeper discuss diversity in Primates
 101.

 Layers of the Rain Forest
 Learn about the four living zones of the tropical rain forest, from the
 ground to the treetops, and the animals that might be found there.

 Operation Africa
 Explore the newest exhibit at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, African
 Elephant Crossing (Opens in 2011). Ignite your passion for African
 elephants and discover the excellent care the Zoo provides.
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 The Training Game
 Participate in a training game to find out how it’s possible to train
 a wide variety of zoo animals to listen to basic commands.

 What To Do With the Poo?
 How does a zoo recycle poo? Learn about composting and how
 nature takes care of the waste.

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                           DISTANCE LEARNING

                           Wolf!
                           Werewolf? No, where’s the wolf? Test your knowledge of wolves in
                           the game show “Fact or Fairytale !”

                           6th to 8th GRADE PROGRAMS
                           Career - Graphic Arts
                           Learn how artists use their skills at a zoo in everything from signs to
                           exhibits, to create a “feeling” around each themed exhibit.

                           Animal Enrichment
                           Experience how daily enrichment encourages the Zoo’s animals to
                           stay active and interested in their environment year-round.

                           Indigenous vs. Introduced
                           Explore how native cultures incorporate and affect endemic wildlife in
                           North America, South America, Australia and Africa.

                           Octopus: Undersea Alien
                           Think that space is the last frontier: think again! Life under the
                           ocean is alien to us land-dwellers. Discover the mysterious life of
                           the octopus.

                           Polly Wants a Future (Parrot Preservation)
                           What can you do to help an endangered species? Learn about thick-
                           billed parrots and what the Zoo did to restore the bird back to its
                           native habitat.

                           The Training Game
                           How do you train an African elephant? Join us at the new African
                           Elephant Crossing exhibit to explore the hows and whys of training.
                           (Opens in 2011)

                           Career - Marketing and Public Relations
                           Heard us on the radio? Seen us on TV? Explore some of what it
                           takes to promote a zoo and try your hand at marketing some of our
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CLASSROOM EXTENSIONS

KINDERGARTEN to 8th GRADE PROGRAMS

Connections to Africa Teacher Kits
Explore African Elephant Crossing, the Zoo’s newest exhibit,
through a variety of standards-based lessons. Kits include lessons
and materials to be used both in the classroom and during a field
trip. Kits are available for check-out at the Zoo’s Library.

6th GRADE to 12th GRADE PROGRAMS

Zoo Tales Video Program
Turn your students’ creative energy into a class video. Create and
submit a 2 - minute video on a specific Zoo topic. Your entry may
end up on the Zoo’s African Elephant Crossing website.


                 africanelephantcrossing.com




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                           TEACHER PROGRAMS

                           Find more ways to use the Zoo by choosing from a variety of teacher
                           programs. Explore the many school programs the Zoo offers or
                           delve deeper into specific expert content designed to help you in your
                           classroom.

                           Cost: Varies
                           Registration: Online registration at:
                                         clemetzoo.com/education/teachers
                                         or call 216-635-3391

                           Educator Open House - October 12, 2010

                           This free VIP educator evening showcases all the programs the Zoo
                           offers. Hands-on demonstrations, animal encounters, complimentary
                           hors d’oeuvres and door prizes make this a not-to-miss event.
                           Conservation Education staff will be on hand to answer all
                           your questions.
                                      Registration for Educator Open House begins:
                                               August 2, 2010 at 8:30 A.M.
                           Connections to Africa Teacher Workshops
                           Explore the Zoo’s African Elephant Crossing exhibit, opening in Spring
                           2011, and the accompanying teacher kits and learn how to create a fun and
                           educational experience for your students. Programs are hosted on Zoo
                           grounds, or can be designed to take place for a group of teachers within a
                           particular school district/building.
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THE ADVANCED INQUIRY PROGRAM (AIP)
A New Master’s Degree for Educators and Other Professionals

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in partnership with Project Dragonfly
at Miami University is excited to bring this ground-breaking
graduate degree program to northeast Ohio. AIP Master’s
candidates use inquiry not only as a tool for integrated learning, but
as a powerful agent for student achievement, public engagement in
science, and ecological stewardship.

The AIP combines coursework facilitated on Zoo grounds with
web-based learning communities from Miami University.
Participation in an Earth Expeditions global field course in Asia,
Africa or the Americas may count towards the degree. The AIP is
designed for working professionals, and can be completed in 2.5
years taking classes part-time while working.

The program begins Summer 2011, with applications accepted
beginning fall 2010.

      Go to projectdragonfly.org to learn more and to apply.




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                         Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science Benchmark Correlations
                                                                              Science &
                                              Life Sciences                   Technology    Scientific Inquiry   Scientific Ways of Knowing

                              A   B   C   D     E     F       G   H   I   J   A       B     A      B        C    A     B        C         D
PreK
Outreach

K-2
A Kid’s Life in Africa
Animal Classification
Bearable Differences
Boo! I’m a Bat
Connections to Africa
Connections to Africa
Teacher Kits
Discover Australia
Dr. Dina Might
Paleontologist
Fur, Feathers & Scales
Habitats
Jambo Means Hello
Let’s Be Veterinarians
Outreach
Predators: They’re
Part of the Picture
Professor Wylde’s
Traveling Show
Rain Forest Life
What’s Up Roos!
Wonders of the
Mammal World
Wonderful World of
Wolves
3-5
A Bite-Sized Look at
Sharks
Animal Enrichment
Animal Espionage
Condor Conservation
Connections to Africa
Connections to Africa
Teacher Kits
Don’t Koala Me, I’ll
Koala You!
Fur, Feathers, & Scales
Layers of the Rain
Forest
Night Tracks
Operation Africa
Outback After Dark
Outreach
Primates 101
Professor Wylde’s
Traveling Show
The Training Game
Vet Bags
What To Do With the
Poo?
Wolf?




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                            Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science Benchmark Correlations
                                                                                     Science &
                                                     Life Sciences                   Technology    Scientific Inquiry   Scientific Ways of Knowing

                                     A   B   C   D     E     F       G   H   I   J   A       B     A      B        C    A     B        C         D
 6- 8
Animal Enrichment
Career-Graphic Arts
Connections to Africa
Teacher Kits
Cell Phone Audio Tour
Elephants         Video-On-Demand
Indigenous vs.
Introduced
Migratory Birds   Video-On-Demand
Night Tracks
Octopus: Undersea
Alien
Outback After Dark
Outreach
Polly Wants a Future
Professor Wylde’s
Traveling Show
Race Around Africa Video-On-Demand
The Training Game
Vet Bags
Zoo Tales



9-10
Bushmeat: What We
CAN Do!         Video-On-Demand
Career-Marketing and
Public Relations
Cell Phone Audio Tour
Elephants          Video-On-Demand
Night Tracks
Ohio Wetlands:
Trunpeter Swan
Reintroductions    Video-On-Demand
Outback After Dark
Outreach

Traveling Show
Race Around Africa Video-On-Demand
Zoo Tales




11-12
Bushmeat: What We
CAN Do!          Video-On-Demand
Career-Marketing and
Public Relations
Cell Phone Audio Tour
Elephants          Video-On-Demand
Night Tracks
Ohio Wetlands:
Trunpeter Swan
Reintroductions    Video-On-Demand
Outback After Dark

 raveling Show
Race Around Africa Video-On-Demand
Zoo Speaker’s Bureau
Zoo Tales


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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
216-661-6500
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    Librarians
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