Resources for teachers accepted to Zoo School include:
Before/After Your Week
Classroom Visit – A Zoo educator will visit your school one week before you arrive to talk to your students about ‘Zoo Etiquette,' and to answer any questions you and your students might have.
Teacher Inservice - Two days of professional development to experience Zoo School as the students will. Develop your journaling/sketching techniques and discover the potentials for incorporating the Zoo and conservation into your year.
Zoo Visit - As a Teacher, you are given one free Zoo ticket to visit any time on your own to familiarize yourself with the Zoo and get ideas for planning.
Zoo School Coordinator – The Zoo School Coordinator is available throughout the year by phone or email for questions, concerns, resources and ideas.
During Your Week
Tom Baines Classroom – This on-site classroom is available exclusively to your class all week. Nametags, books, and portable stools are available for student use.
Zoo School Coordinator – The Zoo School Coordinator will collaborate with you to plan your week and will be an on-site resource/educator for you and your students.
Biofacts – Items such as skulls and pelts from once-living things are available to enhance learning.
Special Zoo Experiences – This could include an animal encounter, a tour of a non-public area, interviews with Zookeepers or other Zoo experts, or something completely special for your class.
Discovery Programs (optional) – One hands-on, curriculum based school program, taught by Zoo staff, is included in your week.
Ambassador Animals (optional) - An opportunity to encounter and maybe even touch a small animal with a Zoo staff or volunteer!
Up close with a snake animal ambassador
Behind the Scenes with Bears
Teachers journaling at the summerTeacher In-service
Going ape at the Wisdom of Gorillas Program