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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, unless otherwise noted.

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

non-refundable and not transferable.


2015-2016 Educator Workshops

Preschool in the ZooRegister Online

Grade Focus: PreK

Dates: May 21, 2016

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.


NEW! Preschool at the AquariumRegister Online

Grade Focus: PreK

Dates: April 9, 2016 & May 7, 2016

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

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is home to many amazing underwater creatures.  Through a combination of hands-on activities and interactive exhibit tours, venture into the world of water and learn about aquatic habitats and marine animals.  Take away valuable classroom resources that will inspire discovery, exploration and water conservation in early learners.



Observe to Conserve

Grade Focus: Kinder- 12th

Date: May 14, 2016

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

Immerse yourself in nature, slow down and notice the details in your surroundings. Learn how the practice of nature journaling will help your students develop critical observation skills.  Through hands-on activities mixing writing and drawing, discover how observation skills help Dallas Zoo keepers in caring for the animals.  Through observations of animals, your students will begin to appreciate the wonders of nature and want to help conserve.



Project WILD Register Online

Grade Focus: Kinder – 12th

Dates: June 4, 2016

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!


Grade Focus: K – 12th Register Online

Dates: June 13 – 17, 2016

Cost:   $150/Non-Member; $135/Zoo Member

Transform your classroom into a science resource center through participating in the Summer Science Institute at the Dallas Zoo! This five-day collaborative workshop will give you the tools to incorporate hands-on and engaging learning experiences into your science curriculum while earning 30 CPE credits.

Price includes: behind-the-scenes tours, materials, lunch, and parking



Group rates available, contact education@dallaszoo.com or 469.554.7300 for more information.

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.  Changes to your reservation must be received in writing.  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.