Creatures

From the prehistoric to the present, learn about the fascinating features of creatures near and far.

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Events

curious crew elephant toothpaste roadshow

Elephant Toothpaste with Curious Crew

Virtual Event in partnership with WKAR on June 22 at 10am

Detroit Zoo Penguins event with Michigan Learning Channel

Behind the Scenes with the Penguins from the Detroit Zoo

Online Event on June 24 at 10am

This Week's Lessons

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  • Egg Anatomy

    Egg Anatomy

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    With this video we will look closely at those eggs, discover what is inside of them, have a fun little experiment and more!

  • Eggs And Chicks: Watch Baby Chicks Hatch From Their Eggs

    Eggs And Chicks: Watch Baby Chicks Hatch From Their Eggs

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    In early March 2020, some Metropark interpreters presented hatching programs to several elementary schools in Southeastern Michigan.

  • Feeding Helga The Tiger Salamander

    Feeding Helga The Tiger Salamander

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Learn about eastern tiger salamanders and watch Helga enjoy some yummy meal worms.

  • Veterinarian: Tips for Handling Animals

    Veterinarian: Tips for Handling Animals

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch Marcia Backstrom, DVM, veterinarian and senior clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Ann Arbor, Michigan, describe her typical day as an emergenc…

  • Why a Veterinarian?

    Why a Veterinarian?

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Veterinarian Marcia Backstrom shares valuable career guidance and life advice.

  • Advice from a Veterinarian

    Advice from a Veterinarian

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Veterinarian Marcia Backstrom shares her best life advice.

  • Veterinarian Career Overview

    Veterinarian Career Overview

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, liv…

  • Veterinarian: My Career

    Veterinarian: My Career

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch Marcia Backstrom, DVM, veterinarian and senior clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Ann Arbor, Michigan, describe her typical day as an emergenc…