Silly Safaris Is SERIOUS About Education!

We offer a variety of Life Science Curriculum and other enrichment programs for all grade levels and any situation for both Public & Non-public schools. Educational school programs are the bulk of our business and the schools that have us tend to have us back!

As an education service company we have made science curriculum our priority. Working with teachers over the years has taught us what works with our programs and what fits the needs of educators. This has led us to believe these topics presented by grade level are the best fit for the life science curriculum standards for most states.

So What Makes Us Different?
• We're a high-energy, interactive, and educational theatrical live animal performance

• We are the LARGEST provider of conservation education in the Midwest. Our DISTINCTION is ACCELERATED LEARNING

• We use interactive play to increase the retention of all the content we cram into a typical 45 minute show

• Since 1997 we have served educators and now we have over 100 DIFFERENT ANIMALS in support of Indiana State Academic Standards

• Great Value compared to other enrichment providers

Image courtesy of Monty Sloan, Wolf Park
Silly Safaris regularly travels to preschools and daycares in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan
The best Silly Safaris Show for your childcare facility is a general show, but we can provide a show that matches a theme (Colors, Bugs, Rainforest, Camping, etc.)

If you have a diverse age range, we can visit with the toddlers and 2 year olds for 15 minutes and then spend 45 minutes with everyone else, for no extra fee!
Silly Safaris Show Kindergarten Curriculum: ANIMAL COVERINGS
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Core Standards one through six are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for kindergarten. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will color pictures and write words that describe the features of the animals they see. During the show the students will observe animals to learn how they move, how animals come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, what animals eat, different coverings of different animals, what animals need to survive and how animals can change over the course of their lifetime.

[Academic Standards Covered: K.1.1, K.1.2, K.2.1, K.2.2, K.3.1, K.3.2, K.4.1, K.4.2, K.5.1, and K.6.1]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: Animal Coverings! Animals are amazing! They all come in many different sizes, shapes, and coverings! Take an introductory look into taxonomy as we study why animals are different. Fur, Feathers, Scales & Tails make animals special. Students will name mammals, like the bunny rabbit, reptiles, like Fritos the corn snake, amphibians, birds, and bugs while describing what makes each unique. This safari is sometimes soft and cuddly and sometimes slimy, but we’ll uncover the importance of animal coverings.

[Academic Standards Covered: K.1.1, K.1.2, K.2.1, K.2.2, K.3.1, K.3.2, K.4.1, K.4.2, K.5.1, and K.6.1]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!
PRE-Activity “A Colorful Life!”
Each student will choose one or two of the coloring pages provided (teachers may use their own coloring pages if they prefer) and color the animals coverings! Then they can use the margins or the back of their paper to write down some words that describe their animal’s shape, size, and coverings. Students with different coloring pages can work in groups to determine how their animal is different from another student’s animal.

Color an Alligator | Color a Leopard | Color an Owl | Color a Skunk | Color a Toucan

[Academic Standards Covered: K.1.2, K.2.1, K.2.2, K.3.1, K.4.2, and K.6.1]
As of Aug. 2008
POST-Activity “Favorite Animal Art!”
Students will draw a picture of their favorite animal or animals from today’s Silly Safari Show! Teachers should be sure to ask them about their animal’s coverings as they draw. Students can share their drawings and write down the words that were used to describe that animal. These drawings can then be shared with friends and family!

Draw Your Favorite Animal from the Silly Safaris Show!

[Academic Standards Covered: K.1.2, K.2.2, K.3.1, and K.4.2]
As of Aug. 2008
Silly Safaris 1st Grade Show Curriculum: ANIMAL HOMES
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Both Core Standards one and five are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for first grade. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will draw pictures and write descriptions of the features of the animals they see. During the show the students will observe animals to learn how they move, how animals come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, what animals eat, what animals need to survive and how animals can change over the course of their lifetime.

[Academic Standards Covered: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2.6, 1.2.7, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, and 1.6.2]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: Animal Homes! Animals are amazing! They are found in every environment known on planet Earth! From the hot and dry deserts to the cold and ice-covered tundra, animals are found everywhere. What features allow animals to exist in these extreme environments? How do animals, like Bubba the Bullfrog, meet their needs for food and shelter in these varied biomes? How have these environments changed over time and what adaptations allow animals to survive in their natural homes? Through interactive games and activities with real live animals we’ll explore the diverse habitats found on our planet and discover how animals are able to survive.

[Academic Standards Covered: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2.6, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, and 1.6.2]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!
PRE-Activity “A Place on the Earth!”
Each student will choose a place, examples include a city park, the zoo, the jungle, your back yard, or a lake... the possibilities are endless. They will then draw what kinds of plants and animals they imagine live in that place. The purpose of this exercise is to encourage their creativity and engage their knowledge of those places. When finished they can use their library or computer to find other animals that belong in that place.

Draw Your Favorite Place On Earth!

[Academic Standards Covered: 1.1.1 and 1.2.6]
As of Aug. 2008
POST-Activity “Letters From Camp!”
Students will write a letter to take home to their parents or guardians describing their experience at the Silly Safari Show! Using the included activity, students can write brief descriptions of the animals, the Silly Safari Funologist and the Animal Show Event they participated in today! Using the enclosed probing questions, they will write about what they learned about natural and life science today!

Read the Letter from Camp!

[Academic Standards Covered: 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.2.7, and 1.4.2]
As of Aug. 2008
Silly Safaris 2nd Grade Show Curriculum: ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Both Core Standards two and four are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for second grade. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will draw pictures and write descriptions of the features of the animals they see. They will also discuss the interdependence of life and observe how animals are made up of parts that can change.

[Academic Standards Covered: 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.5, 2.3.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.6.1, 2.6.3]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: Animal Adaptations! Animals are amazing. They can learn to overcome many obstacles to their survival. Adapting is the method animals use to cope with their ever-changing environment. What allows a legless lizard to survive temperature changes? How do blue-tongue skinks protect themselves without fighting? Can animals use chemicals to protect themselves? Through interactive games and activities with real live animals we’ll explore the diverse web of adaptations that allow animals to thrive and survive.

[Academic Standards Covered: 2.1.1, 2.1.4, 2.3.4, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.5.6, 2.6.1, and 2.6.3]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!
PRE-Activity “Who Am I?"
Each child will choose one animal and answer all the questions on their “Who Am I?” Activity Sheet. Students should be encouraged to use books and the internet to answer questions. They will then either draw or print a picture of their animal to add at the bottom of their activity sheet. Each class can play a fun game of 20 questions to see if they can guess what the animal is before they see the picture!

Who Am I?

[Academic Standards Covered: 2.1.3 and 2.2.5]
As of Aug. 2008
POST-Activity “Animal Adaptations Word Search!”
This activity will allow the students to find some of the words they heard in the Silly Safari Show today. They can then use these words to draw and label a story board on the back of the activity sheet to share with their family at home.

Do the Word Search!

[Academic Standards Covered: 2.1.3, 2.2.5, 2.4.1, 2.4.3, 2.4.4, and 2.6.1]
As of Aug. 2008

Extra Fun!
Play the Online Animal Adaptations Game
Silly Safaris 3rd Grade Show Curriculum: RAIN FORESTS
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Core Standards 1, 2, 4, and 6 are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for third grade. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will construct models and investigate environmental effects on animal or plant growth. During the show the students will observe animals to learn about the diversity of life on Earth, how plants and animals are interdependent on each other for survival, how animals meet their nutritional needs and how humans relate to their natural world.

[Academic Standards Covered: 3.1.2, 3.2.7, 3.4.1, 3.4.4, 3.4.5, 3.4.6, 3.4.7, 3.4.7, 3.4.9, and 3.6.5]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: Rain Forests! Travel with us as we explore the unique food webs found within the rain forest! Students will discover what groups of animals, such as kinkajous and tree frogs, live in the rain forest, how all food webs can be traced back to plants, how ecosystems are delicate and can be lost if not protected from destruction, and how humans are tied to their environment just like animals are through the need of water, food, air, and temperature. We build a rain forest using students! Through interactive games and activities with real live animals we’ll explore the incredible diversity of the tropical habitats found on our planet and discover how plants and animals are able to survive.

[Academic Standards Covered: 3.1.2, 3.2.7, 3.4.1, 3.4.4, 3.4.5, 3.4.6, 3.4.7, 3.4.8, 3.4.9, and 3.6.5]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!
PRE-Activity “Biome Diorama”
Each student will choose a biome of their choice to create a model diorama. Using the rubric and activity sheet provided they will investigate the types of plants and animals found in their biome as well as the environmental characteristics of that location. Students will be able to demonstrate how living things are interdependent on each other for food and shelter and how the non-living parts of their environment such as temperature, air, and water can also influence survival.

Create a Diorama! [Academic Standards Covered: 3.1.2, 3.4.1, 3.4.4, and 3.6.3]
As of Aug. 2008


POST-Activity “Wisconsin Fast Plants”
Your students will learn to observe, describe, and form hypotheses in this fun-filled, hands-on science kit. The "confetti" mix of 8 or more different types of Wisconsin Fast Plants® seed produces plants varying in height, color, and hairiness. Students measure, graph, name, and describe their own unique plants. Sturdy 11/2 x 2 inch plastic pots allow each student (or pair of students) to "own" a confetti garden or 2-3 plants. Kit includes detailed growing instructions, age-appropriate activities, and student worksheets.

Grow some Fast Plants!

[Academic Standards Covered: 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.6, 3.5.1, 3.5.3 and 3.6.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Extra Fun!
Visit COTERC for a game!
Silly Safaris 4th Grade Show Curriculum: ENDANGERED SPECIES
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Core Standards one, three, four and six are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for fourth grade. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will construct a working food chain showing the passage of food and energy in an ecosystem. They will also design an endangered species campaign for a species of their choice. During the show the students will observe rare animals, discuss what it means to be endangered, discover where fossil fuels come from, identify what animals need to survive and how animals can change over the course of their lifetime.

[Academic Standards Covered: 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.3.13, 4.3.14, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.6, 4.4.8, 4.4.9, 4.4.10 and 4.6.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: Endangered Species! The dodo bird, the passenger pigeon, and the saber-tooted tiger are no longer endangered, they’re extinct! Students who go on this Not-So-Silly Safari discover what makes an animal endangered and how we can protect them. Using current events across the globe and the success stories of the American alligator and the black-footed ferret, we apply the lesson learned to situations of today. Find out how to make a difference on the Endangered Species Safari!

[Academic Standards Covered: 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.3.13, 4.3.14, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.6, 4.4.8, 4.4.9, 4.4.10 and 4.6.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!
PRE-Activity “The Food Chain Game!”
Each student will choose one focus animal for their food chain. They will then construct an accurate food chain using producers and consumers that would be a part of the same food chain as their focus animal. They will include pictures of each plant and animal, arrows indicating the movement of energy through the food chain, and a short description of each organism.

Play the Food Chain Game!

[Academic Standards Covered: 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.6 and 4.4.9]
As of Aug. 2008
POST-Activity “Endangered Species Campaign!”
Students will choose an endangered organism to write about: plant or animal. They will then create an endangered species campaign focusing on the threats to that organism, current actions being taken if any, and what could or should be done to protect the species from extinction.

Create an Endangered Species Campaign!

[Academic Standards Covered: 4.1.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.4.3 and 4.4.6]
As of Aug. 2008

Extra Fun!
Play some online Food Chain Games!
Silly Safaris 5th Grade Show Curriculum: DANGEROUS ANIMALS
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Core Standards 1, 2, 4, and 6 are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for fifth grade. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will construct models and investigate environmental effects on animal or plant growth. During the show the students will observe animals to learn about the diversity of life on Earth, how plants and animals are interdependent on each other for survival, how animals protect themselves in the wild, and how we can protect ourselves from wild animals through knowledge.

[Academic Standards Covered: 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 5.2.4, 5.2.5, 5.2.6, 5.2.7, 5.4.3, 5.4.4, 5.4.5, 5.4.7, 5.4.9, 5.5.1, 5.5.7, 5.5.9, 5.6.1, 5.6.2, 5.6.3 and 5.6.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: One of our most popular safaris for upper grades. This show helps students to see beyond the myths of our perceptions about the dangers of many animals. Students will learn the honest, scientific truths about spiders, snakes, alligators, and other dangerous animals. Check out the defense mechanisms of Tony the Tarantula and the superior strength of Polly the Python! In this extreme safari students are brought face to face with some of the scariest animals in the animal kingdom to learn once you understand an animal, they become much less scary! Join us for Silly Safaris “Dangerous” Animals, at your own risk!

[Academic Standards Covered: 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 5.2.7, 5.4.3, 5.4.4, 5.4.5, 5.4.7, 5.4.9, and 5.6.2]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!
PRE-Activity “Design Your Own Terrarium!”
Students will choose an animal, either a classroom animal or bigger! They will then research the living and non-living factors that animal needs to survive in order to design the perfect habitat for their animal. Use the included activity sheet to guide your student’s research.

Questionnaire to Design a Terrarium | Design the Terrarium

[Academic Standards Covered: 5.2.5, 5.2.6, 5.4.4, 5.4.5, 5.5.1, 5.6.1 and 5.6.2]
As of Aug. 2008
POST-Activity “Butterfly Grow Along”
Students will experience the wonders of the animal world as they watch butterflies grow through their various stages of development. They will learn to carefully observe details, record and communicate observations, and come to understand the needs of living things.

Do the Butterfly Grow Along

[Academic Standards Covered: 5.2.4, 5.2.7, 5.4.3, 5.4.4, 5.4.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.7, 5.6.1, 5.6.3, and 5.6.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Extra Fun!
Explore Carolina Biological
Silly Safaris 6th Grade Show Curriculum: ENVIRONEMENT AWARENESS
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


Standards Covered: Core Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are covered within the Silly Safaris Animal Show for sixth grade. Students will make observations about the natural world brought right to them in an engaging show that incorporates a variety of different animals. As a part of their pre- and post-activities, they will construct models and investigate organism interactions within ecosystems. During the show the students will observe animals to learn about the diversity of life on Earth, how plants and animals are interdependent on each other for survival, how plants and animals require certain factors in their environment in order to survive, and how humans have a responsibility to protect our planet.

[Academic Standards Covered: 6.1.2, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.2.3, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.3.4, 6.3.8, 6.3.16, 6.4.1, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.11, and 6.5.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Show Description: Are you up on your current events? Did you know they found a real live dinosaur in the Indiana Ocean? With our Environment Awareness show students will learn that scientists continue to discover new organisms, including a new cow in Vietnam! Until a few years ago the black-footed ferret and American alligator were almost extinct. Invite Louis, Louis Vuitton the American Alligator, to your classroom to take a look at history through the events of today in a more discriminating format. Come with us on a journey of discovery of how humans have altered our planet and what we can do to save it for the next generation.

[Academic Standards Covered: 6.1.2, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.2.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.8, 6.3.16, 6.4.1, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, and 6.4.11]
As of Aug. 2008

Suggested PRE-Activities and POST-Activities to Enrich Your Silly Safaris Experience!

PRE-Activity “Food Chain/Food Web!”
Students will visit the Food Web Game website to practice identifying different players in food webs around the world. They will then create their own food web from a biome of their choice. Use the included activity sheet as a guide for your students.

Food Chain Energy Transfer Project

[Academic Standards Covered: 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.4.1, 6.4.8, and 6.4.9]
As of Aug. 2008 POST-Activity “Biome Poster Project” and “Passport to the World”
Students will develop a poster project detailing one of the major biomes on planet Earth, including temperature and precipitation patterns, and examples of flora and fauna found in that biome. Students will then use their “passport” to tour and learn about the various biomes on Earth.

Biome Poster Project | Passport Booklet

[Academic Standards Covered: 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.4.8 and 6.5.4]
As of Aug. 2008

Extra Fun!
Play A Food Web Game
Silly Safaris 7th/8th Grades Show Curriculum: Always Changing
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


We like to keep things fresh and lively to keep our audience captivated, so we're constantly changing our shows for this age group.

Please call 317-862-9003 or 888-560-6726 to find out what our 7th/8th show covers and entails.
Silly Safaris 9th-12th Grades Show Curriculum: Always Changing
A Fun and Engaging Way to Bring Your Science Standards to Life!


We like to keep things fresh and lively to keep our audience captivated, so we're constantly changing our shows for this age group.

Please call 317-862-9003 or 888-560-6726 to find out what our 9th-12th show covers and entails.
We Too Share a Fascination and Sense of Wonder for GOD’s Creation
We know that Life Science Curriculum is important to you. Our faith leads us to believe that you also share a fascination and sense of wonder for GOD’s Creation. GOD has given us many gifts and we want to share our talents with you. Our curriculum programs will be presented for you enveloped in appreciation for all that GOD has made. What scientists call adaptations we call intelligent design. We are proud to also offer to you the following topics:

GOD Made All Animals Special – A Creation Celebration for All Audiences

The Noah’s Ark Show – A Study in How We Feel about Creation

The Respect for LIFE Show – A Celebration of Various Cultures and the Significant Lesson They Teach Us in Responsibly Caring for Our World.

We understand your culture and will work with you to ensure your satisfaction with the messages we bring. Whether you want classroom enrichment or are celebrating Catholic Schools Week, we want to perform for you with your interests at heart.
The NATURE DAY Program Is Our Signature Product
It is an entire day of shows at your school. We arrive at your school before the bell rings and we don’t leave until the buses load. YOU get to set a schedule that works for YOU! Each grade level sees a different TOPIC with different animals tied to their IDOE standards. We suggest a 45 minute show followed by some time to allow students to pet the animals as they exit. Think about adding an evening show for your Book Fair, Science Fair, or PTO Family Night. Next year we can return following the same schedule with the same programs and everyone gets a different experience!

Only need one show instead of a whole day? In addition to our LIFE Science Curriculum we perform other interdisciplinary curriculum topics, like those listed below, and we have developed several Faith Based programs.

LIFESKILLS with Wildlife

Bullies are HUMAN Too!

Animals with TALES…

A Literacy Celebration

Animals of the North Pole…

Starring LIVE REINDEER

The Predator – Prey Show

Animal EGGStravaganza

Animal Athletes

Animals Around the World

Animal Communication

The What’s BUGGIN’ Ya  BUG SHOW

The DINO Show!

Animal Magnetism

Animal Careers

Life CYCLES

Science Celebration!

PTO Family Night

Pricing… We DON’T charge mileage or for gas!*
Nature Day = $850.00
5% discount for March & October = $807.50
10% discount for November, January & February = $765.00
Additional Evening Show = $150.00

TIP - Try sharing a Nature Day with another school and splitting the cost!

Other Show Topics and Convocation Needs:
One Show = $325.00
2nd Show Same Day = $150.00
3rd Show Same Day = $100.00
Each Show Thereafter = $100.00

*Some fees may apply for long drives and out of state trips
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