Educator Resources

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.” - Rachel Carson

Educator Open House

A big THANK YOU to all who joined us on Wednesday September 27th, 2017  at the Zoo's PepsiCo Foundation Education Campus for our 1st annual Educator Open House! 
Our next Open House will be in the fall of 2018.


Upcoming Teacher & Educator Workshops

Whether you are a classroom teacher, home schooling parent, museum or park service educator, the Zoo’s Education Department Teacher & Educator Workshops are geared to help you engage your students in environmental education.

January 27, 2018
Cost: Free
(sponsored by JEA)

Project Learning Tree’s Energy & Society Kit offers K-8 students opportunities to learn about their relationship with energy and helps develop their critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, this curriculum integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues. 

Registration now OPEN - email Greta Combs at

February 3, 2018
Cost: $20  This workshop is for

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. The program is designed for educators of K-12th grade students. Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children have by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Participating educators will receive a K-12 curriculum guide.
  Registration now OPEN to Homeschool Educators - click HERE to register!

   February 17, 2018
Cost: $30 
Project Learning Tree's mission is to use the forest as a "window on the world" to increase students' understanding of our complex environment; stimulate critical and creative thinking; develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action.  Participating educators will receive a K-8 curriculum guide.  

Registration now OPEN - click HEREto register!

If you have a group of educators and would like to schedule your own workshop please contact or call 904.757.4463 x122