"Journey Through the Jungle: A Fascinating Look at Life in the Rainforest" was on display from February 10, 2012 through November 23, 2014. The exhibit included photos and displays of plants and animals that live in the rainforest, live critters, and information about rainforest conservation. The exhibit featured a large children's section with a replica bat cave and tribal hut, passports for kids to earn stickers at each station they visited, and several hands-on activities.
Special groups of no more than 28 students can book the following activities either in addition to their Journey Through the Jungle tour or separate from the tour. Not all activities require the same about of time.
Grades K-2: Parent/Baby Match
Students will match pictures of adult animals and their offspring.
Grades K-2: The Great Kapok Tree
Students will learn that many animals in the rainforest are dependent upon the kapok tree as they listen to and interact with the story, The Great Kapok Tree, by Lynn Cherry. Students will also learn about the problem of deforestation. This activity can also include a writing experience.
Grades 3-4: Plant/Animal Classification
Students will experience classification as something that scientists do and will classify plants and animals individually and in small groups into several different categories.
Grades 3-4: Rainforest Food Chain/Food Web
Students will learn how several animals in the rainforest are dependent upon the kapok tree and will form food chains and food webs as they listen to the story, The Great Kapok Tree, by Lynn Cherry. Students also will learn about the problem of deforestation. This activity can also include a writing experience.
Grades 5-6: Rainforest Food Chain/Food Web
This is a much more complex activity than the one for grades 3-4. Students will simulate food chains and food webs, mutualistic relationships, and what happens in the tropical rainforest if a species is removed.