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Educator Workshops

Get excited Educators! We are bringing back our Educator Workshops for the 2015-2016 school year.  We have prepared the following exciting new topics to enrich your classroom.  Take a look at the workshops we will be offering this spring!


Connect the Dots
Thursday, February 25, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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.

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P.L.A.Y – Playing, Learning, Art and You!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Playtime! Art time! Science time?  Yes!  Join us in this fun-filled workshop where we will explore the amazing ways that art and play can open up the world of science, math, and other subjects.  We will visit 4-legged residents here at the Zoo that engage in art and play every day!  Bring your sense of adventure, your willingness to get messy, and your childlike curiosity to this wonderful workshop!

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The Great Outdoors (Inside)
Thursday, May 5, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Are you in the middle of a concrete jungle? Then come discover how to bring the outdoors into your classroom! This workshop will dig into hands-on environmental activities that can be incorporated into any classroom.

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Educator Day

Thank you to everyone who attended Educator Day 2015!  We hope you had as much fun as we did.  Information regarding Educator Day 2016 will be posted next summer.

Thank you to our Educator Day sponsor:

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Educator Field Experience Workshop

Want to know how to make the most of your school trip to the Houston Zoo? Join us at one of the Field Experience Workshops as we identify learning opportunities around the Zoo and strategies to ensure your field trip is a success!  This experience will take place on Zoo grounds from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Check back soon for information on our Spring dates!


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Adopt an Animal for your classroom!

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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.

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Educator Materials

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

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