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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.

 

2014-2015 Educator Workshops

 

 



Animals and ArtRegister Online

Grade Focus:  PreK – 12th

Date:  February 28, 2015

Cost:  $30/Non-member; $27/Zoo member

Engage your students in art, science and wonder!  In this interdisciplinary workshop, you’ll discover ways that animals create their own art and explore how artists Fido Kahlo, Franz Marc, Walton Ford, and others, use animals as their inspiration.    Take home your own project and a ton of inventive ideas that blend science and art, including how to make animal enrichment items in your classroom.

 


 

Australian AdventuresRegister Online

Grade Focus:  PreK – 8th

Date:  May 2, 2015

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 WILDRegister Online

Grade Focus: PreK – 2nd

Date: October 11, 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.

 


 

Project WILD Register Online

Grade Focus: Kinder – 12th

Dates: March 21, 2015  and  June 6, 2015

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 WILD Aquatic (at Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park)Register Online

Grade Focus: Kinder – 12th

Dates: February 21, 2015

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

Project WILD Aquatic emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. It is organized in topic units and is based on the Project WILD conceptual framework. Because these activities are designed for integration into existing courses of study, instructors may use one or many Project WILD Aquatic activities or the entire set of activities may serve quite effectively as the basis for a course of study.  Includes Project WILD! Aquatic Curriculum and Activity Guide.

 



Project Learning TreeRegister Online

Grade Focus:  PreK – 8th

Date:  December 6, 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 ZooRegister Online

Grade Focus: PreK

Dates: March 28, 2015  and  May 30, 2015

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.

 


 

Savanna ScienceRegister Online

Grade Focus:  Kinder – 12th

Date:  May 9, 2015

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!

 


 

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.