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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 spring workshops below!

How to Lead a Wild Classroom
Thursday, February 23, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for PreK – 6th Grade Educators

Discover how to help your students fall in love with nature!  Through this workshop, teachers will learn new techniques to help create meaningful connections between their students and the natural world.  Let’s make your classroom WILD!

This event is currently sold out

Teachers as Field Researchers
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for All Grade Levels

Come learn what it’s like to be a field researcher at the Texas City Prairie Preserve!  Participants will take part in marine seining, tracks and scat identification, and water quality analysis to collect data on local ecosystems.  Teachers will be able to relate these hands-on activities to any outside area they have to work with.

Please note:  This workshop takes place at the Texas City Prairie Preserve located in Texas City.  This workshop will NOT be held at the Houston Zoo.


Connect the Dots
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for All Grade Levels

Ever wonder if your students are getting it?  Join us as we explore diverse assessment strategies that help you connect the dots from your lessons to their understanding.  From the youngest learners to experienced students, your classroom will benefit from these tactics and techniques.


Zoo Science
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ideal for 3rd – 12th Grade Educators

Science gone wild!  Discover the world of genetics, animal nutrition, husbandry, and so much more!  See how wild science can get as you become a scientist yourself!


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:


Educators Night Out

Spotlighting: Pollinator Awareness
Ideal for all Grade Levels

Want to learn what bats, birds, and bees have in common?  Join us at our next Educators Night Out event!  Learn how planting a pollinator friendly garden can help save animals in the wild.  Come experience STEAM activities, animal presentations, and much more.  Light appetizers and drinks will be included in your registration.

Tuesday, March 7 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thank you to our Educators Night Out sponsor:

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Educator Day

Thank you to all the educators that attended Educator Day at the Houston Zoo.  We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!  We look forward to seeing you at our other educator programs this spring.

Thank you to our Educator Day 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.