Educational Activity Packets
For Aquarium & Botanic Garden Education, dial 505-848-7180.
For Zoo Education, dial 505-764-6214.
BioPark Educational Materials
Searching for science resources to use with your students? We’ve created and curated a collection of standards-based curriculum designed to provide educators with fun, engaging, and educational materials. Below you will find lesson plans, activities and printables that support our outreach programs and make great additions to your classroom curriculum or field trip experience. Remember to keep checking back, as our collection will continue to grow!
Educational Packets Note
If you are using worksheets in the Aquarium, please do not use tank windows as writing surfaces. We recommend using clipboards or notebooks.
You could even create recycled clipboards using paper-sized cardboard with rubber bands to hold down your worksheets.
The linked files below are PDFs and are print-ready. PDFs require that Adobe Reader be installed on your computer.
- Teacher's Amphibian Awareness packet
- Frog Watch Flyer
- Native Amphibians Brochure
- Reptile/Amphibian Compare/Contrast
- Reptile and Amphibian Teachers Guide
- Ape Awareness Teacher's Guide
- Orangutan Background Information
- Primate Comparison
- Primate Observation Sheet
- Fishes have Funny Names
- Teacher's Shark Resource Packet
- Sharks in the Desert Webquest
- Shark Scavenger Hunt
- Butterfly Pavilion Photo ID
- Butterfly Word Search
- Coral Reef Coloring Sheet
- Dragonfly Food Chain
- Teachers' Coral Worksheet
- Vermicomposting Flyer
- Bee a Detective Scavenger Hunt
- Insect Sort
- Insect Sort (Answer Key)
- Alphabet Zoo Hunt
- Asian Animal Scavenger Hunt
- Ethology: Animal Behavior
- Picture Zoo Bingo
- We're All Animals activity
- Cottonwood Gallery
- Heritage Farm
Homes and Habitats
Our Actions Matter
- Finding Pollution Solutions
- Pollution can be Everywhere / Contaminación puede estar por todas partes
- Running Water / Agua Corriente
- The Journey of a Drop of Water / El viaje de una gota de agua
- What Goes Up / Lo que sube
- Intention Tree Conservation Art Project