Developed specifically for 2nd grade, this Outreach program creates an experience as students “travel” across continents identifying locations of tropical rainforests around the world and meeting our amazing animal ambassadors from all around the globe.  This program is free to public/charter 2nd grade classes in Utah.


Classroom Application/Core Curriculum

Second Grade Science Standard 4 – Life Science.  Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.  The program is also based on Social Studies Standards 1 & 3.

Our Animal Ambassadors

Students have the opportunity to interact with our Animal Ambassadors that may include:

  • Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
  • Giant Cave Roach
  • White’s Tree Frog
  • Blood Python
  • Rainbow Boa Constrictor
  • Crocodile Skink
  • Crested Gecko

Since beginning the program in 1999, the Rainforest Van has reached over 100,000 students in 34 school districts!

white's tree frog