The School Programs Guide contains everything you need to know about zoo programs, field trips, and more. The Guide includes a coupon for a Free Planning Visit so you can make your field trip educational! Look for a valuable coupon from our sponsor, United Art & Education.
Join us for these hands-on workshops designed to help you integrate science, literacy, and Academic Standards. To register for all Classroom Teacher and Homeschool Family workshops, download and print a Program Registration Form, or contact the Education Department at 260-427-6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops for Classroom Teachers
Educator Appreciation Night
July 31, 2013
Join us for an evening of education, exploring, and fun at the zoo’s annual Educator Appreciation Night, Wednesday, July 31 from 4-7 PM.
Educators are invited to participate in behind-the-scenes tours, mini-workshops, and special activities. Plus you’ll enjoy food, giveaways, and PGP points, and it’s all FREE with pre-registration!
Educators must register in advance to get free zoo admission for the event. Send an e-mail with your name, grade level, county, and school to email@example.com to get on the list!
Note: Free admission with pre-registration applies to Educators and Homeschool Parents only. The workshops and activities at Educator Appreciation Night are designed for adults. Please be considerate of other attendees and do not bring children to the event.
Workshops for Homeschool Families
Homeschool parents are welcome to attend Educator Appreciation Night (see above) on July 31.
Indiana Academic Standards
All zoo programs and resources support Indiana Academic Standards for:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Find out what happens at the zoo when the lights go out! You’ll enjoy educational activities, food, and lots of fun, then bed down in the Aquarium Gallery (unless otherwise noted). Programs begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 a.m. the next day. Fee includes pizza dinner, snack, continental breakfast, and guided educational activities led by Zoo Education Staff.
Embark on a learning adventure, right in your classroom! We come to you with amazing props, a dynamic program, and of course, friendly zoo animals to support your learning objectives.
Share Your Zoo Lessons!
Teachers are invited to share successful zoo projects with others. Check out these amazing projects:
Plymouth Elementary – Lauren Cooper, teacher
Zoo PBL project
Stay up to date on the latest zoo happenings by subscribing to the zoo’s electronic newsletter for educators.