What’s it like to care for sea otters that can’t survive on their own in the wild? How does Shedd’s Animal Response Team save animals, from endangered African penguin chicks to threatened Caribbean corals? More important, how can you and your students make a difference for animals?
Shedd's NextGen Animal Responders curriculum guide leads your learners through those questions and more with expert guidance and engaging activities. Incorporating Next Generation Science Standards, our inquiry-based curriculum guide offers an inside look at animal rescue and recovery efforts.
Lessons 1-2: Providing Forever Homes
Sometimes in our efforts we come across animals that cannot be returned to the wild. Many of these animals can find permanent homes at Shedd!
Lesson 1: Shedd Habitat Designer
Lesson 2: Otter Enrichment Design
Lessons 3-4: Friends to the Rescue
Shedd scientists have positive impacts on wildlife in Chicago and the Great Lakes. But we also collaborate with scientists and organizations all over the world to help animals in need!
Lesson 3: Penguin Rescue & Rehabilitation
Lesson 4: Coral Rescue & Rehabilitation
Lesson 5: What You Can Do
You've seen the amazing work being done in the wild and at Shedd Aquarium. Now it's time to see how you can use your power to create change to help animals and ecosystems too!
Lesson 5: Citizen Science
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