Classrooms that Care
Classrooms that Care is a two-part Kindergarten through 12th grade structured education program that brings the world of chimpanzees to your classroom. During the classroom visit, students will have the opportunity to learn about chimpanzees and the African rainforests, witness the consequences of our planet’s diminishing resources, discover their special link in the food chain, and explore the world of science. The field trip portion of the program provides an exciting opportunity for firsthand observations of the chimpanzees that call Chimp Haven home, while enhancing and reinforcing the classroom teaching content.
The Classrooms that Care program is designed to reinforce the skills and concepts that students are learning in the classroom and to satisfy curriculum guidelines for grades K-12.
Cost is $5.00 per student, with adults/chaperones free up to the recommended student to adult ratio. Concessions made for Title 1 schools. Corporate sponsorships may be available.
Keep an eye out here for news about Chimp Haven’s recent educational expeditions into the Ark-La-Tex Region!
Mansfield Middle School: Attending Veterinarian Dr. Raven Jackson spoke to Mansfield Middle School’s Future Health Care Careers Club on Oct 30, 2012 about what it takes to be a veterinarian and what her daily schedule is like taking care of the medical needs of the entire chimpanzee colony at Chimp Haven.
St. John Berchmans Catholic School: Ms. Paige Brosette’s Kindergarten class was the first Classrooms that Care of the 2012-2013 school year! Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, Education Specialist Angela McCleaf visited Ms. Brosette’s classroom and gave her students a head start in learning about the chimpanzees they would see on their visit to the sanctuary the following day. The class arrived Friday morning as students got the chance to observe chimpanzees from across the moat, take a behind-the-scenes tour saying hello to some of Chimp Haven’s residents they learned about in class and helped in making bagged treats as enrichment for the chimpanzees later in the week.
Werner Park Elementary: Werner Park Elementary had a day filled with Chimp Haven on Wednesday, December 5th! Ms. Franklin’s 2nd grade class participated in the Classrooms that Care program and are all geared up for the field trip portion later in the spring. Her class adopted Valentina Rose last year and they plan on adopting another one of the chimpanzees here again this year. Our attending Veterinarian Dr. Raven Jackson came and spoke to Werner Park’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd classes later that afternoon as part of their career exploration week.
Trinity Episcopal School: Students all the way out in Marshall, Texas got a sneak peak at what is a short drive down the road at Chimp Haven. Ms. Oglesby’s 5th and 6th grade class were intent listeners as Education Specialist Angela McCleaf talked about the wonders of chimpanzees and what life is like for them at Chimp Haven. They too, will be planning on coming for their field trip portion in the spring, and are planning on doing a donation drive before they head this way!