The Education Department offers a variety of programs.We are sure you will be able to find something to meet your needs.
We offer our Wildlife Encouter Classroom Program
that is a hands-on (inquiry based) lesson. In creating a setting where students interact and physically use the information being taught, science concepts presented will be reinforced and bring those ideas to life in the student’s hands.
Adaptations, diet and classification are a few topics to choose from when selecting a program.
In our Wildlife Encounter Stage Presentation our presenters offer an up close look at three of our educaiton animals. Information on the animals classification, habitat, diet, adaptations and issues dealing with conservation are discussed and questions answered.
Based on our education animal collection and your theme of study, these presentations can be tailored to match.
During our Guided Tours
guests will be given a multitude of facts and some insider information on each of the exhibit animals as our education guides lead them around the zoo.
In all of our programs, the presenter-student ratio has been reduced to give better opportunity for one on one interaction and the chance for students to experience the information personally.
A variety of our programs are being offered as part of our Zoo2U menu as well. Our hope is to reach even more students by taking our programs off site to those groups that can’t come to us.
WE ASK THAT ALL SCHOOLS VISITING THE ZOO REGISTER THROUGH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Click here FOR APPROPRIATE BUS PARKING INFORMATION