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Educator Workshops

Looking for new ways to ignite learning in your classroom? We can help! Our innovative teacher workshops will spark your imagination! A great way to discover how to keep your students engaged in math and science while earning professional development hours!

All educator workshops run from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Participants will earn six (6) SBEC/TEEAC approved Continuing Professional Education credits.

Preregistration is required at least two (2) weeks in advance.  Registrations are

non-refundable and not transferable.


Spring 2014 Educator Workshops

Australian Adventures

Grade Focus:  PreK – 8th

Date:  March 29, 2014 – Sold Out

Cost:  $30/Non-member; $27/Zoo member

Bring the TEKS alive as you explore Outback ecosystems!  Experience the Land Down Under through imaginative hands-on, inquiry-based activities that you can incorporate into your classroom!

Growing Up WILD

Grade Focus: PreK – 2nd

Date: April 12, 2014

Cost: $45/Non-member; $42/Zoo member

Art projects, songs, and movement stretch your students’ nature literacy and enhance their outdoor experiences. Receive a new interdisciplinary curriculum guide.


Destination Conservation

Grade Focus: Kinder – 12th

Date: April 26, 2014 - Cancelled

Cost: $30/Non-member; $27/Zoo member

Do you want to connect your students to local and global wildlife and conservation? Spend a day with Dallas Zoo staff and discover innovative and interactive ways to integrate conservation into your everyday curriculum!


Savanna Science

Grade Focus:  Kinder – 12th

Date:  May 3, 2014 

Cost:  $30/Non-member; $27/Zoo member

Spend a day in Africa as you investigate the science behind a Savanna ecosystem! This hands on, inquiry based workshop also includes activities developed with our elephant conservation science staff that you can use at the zoo or in your school!




Project WILD

Grade Focus: Kinder – 12th

Dates: May 10, 2014

Cost: $45/Non-member; $42/Zoo member

Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. It is the most widely-used conservation and environmental education program among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. Instructional materials are designed to support state and national academic standards appropriate for grades K-12. Activities can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts. Includes Project WILD Curriculum Guide!




Project Learning Tree

Grade Focus:  PreK – 8th

Date:  May 17, 2014

Cost:  $45/Non-member; $42/Zoo member

Project Learning Tree is one of the country’s most time-honored environmental education programs, encouraging educators and students to transfer lessons learned into action.  The curriculum resources are tools for classroom and outdoor educators, helping to prepare the leaders of tomorrow for environmental decision making.  The future of the environment and natural resources begins with the education of today’s youth.  Includes PLT Curriculum and Activity Guide!




Preschool in the Zoo

Grade Focus: PreK

Dates: May 31, 2014

Cost: $30/Non-member; $27/Zoo member

We will provide you with powerful tools to enhance vocabulary and motor skill development in young children. Engaging stories, crafts, and interactive learning games introduce young children to the living world of animals. Includes a hands-on curriculum guide.




Cancellation and Refund Policy:  Program enrollment at the Dallas Zoo and/or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is a non-refundable final sale.  If you cancel a program with the Dallas Zoo or Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, an education program credit may be issued based on circumstance.  Credit will not be issued for cancellations made within two weeks of your scheduled program.  The Dallas Zoo and Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park reserves the right to cancel or change any program for reasons we deem appropriate.  In the event that we cancel your program, a full refund will be issued and individuals will be contacted directly.

The Education Office is open Monday-Friday during regular Zoo hours.  Contact us at Education@DallasZoo.com or 469.554.7300.