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Educator Workshops

It’s time to find out what exciting topics we will be offering for our Educator Workshops for the 2016 – 2017 school year!  Take a look at the fall workshops below!

Get Outside and Investigate
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for K – 8th Grade Educators

Discover the classroom right outside your doors! This workshop encourages educators to move their classrooms outdoors and investigate the natural world with engaging environmental education activities.


Lessons From the Wild Side
Thursday, October 20, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for PreK – 2nd Grade Educators

Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side? Join us as we explore how to incorporate nature and animals into every aspect of your curriculum.


Engineering with Animals
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for 3rd – 12th Grade Educators

Explore animals and their engineering skills at the Houston Zoo! Come learn how zookeepers and conservationists use engineering and problem solving to create natural environments and enrichment for the animals who live here and in the wild.


Destination: Conservation
Thursday, December 8, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for K – 12th Grade Educators

Papers please! Bring your passports and sense of adventure as we explore the world of global conservation and bring it home to your classroom! Activities, guest speakers, and exciting zoo tours await you on your journey.


Adopt an Animal for your classroom!


Your students will learn to appreciate wildlife on a deeper level through a symbolic adoption of one of the Zoo’s animal residents. With three different adopt levels and 20 different animals from which to choose, you are sure to find the adoption that is right for your classroom.

Find out all the animals you can choose from to adopt:


Educator Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Come experience Educator Day at the Houston Zoo! Earn three or six continuing education hours while participating in new opportunities like our Science Expo or a guided zoo tour as well as rotating activity sessions to choose from. This day includes free resources, activities and special animal presentations. Pre-service teachers, administrators and educators are welcome.

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Educator Day 2016 Schedule


Thank you to our Educator Day sponsor:


Educators Night Out

Spotlighting: Small Electronic Device Recycling
Ideal for All Grade Levels

We are bringing back our Educators Night Out event for two more evenings this fall! Learn how recycling small electronic devices can help save animals in the wild and experience STEAM activities, animal presentations, and much more.  Light appetizers, drinks, and Zoo Lights admission will be included in your registration.

Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm



Thursday, December 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm


Thank you to our Educators Night Out sponsor:

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Guide your students through a fun-filled journey learning about the Houston toad, one of the most endangered amphibians in North America.