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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 fall!

Save the Student! Save the World!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Calling all super hero teachers! Empower your students to conquer the TEKS! Give your lessons a punch by inoculating them with exclusive Houston Zoo resources and infusing them with current conservation issues facing the world today.  From hands-on activities to the latest technology, from webcams to multidisciplinary projects, this workshop will build your super hero skill set.  In addition to saving your students, you will be preparing future generations of super heroes to save the natural world!


Educator Day

Saturday, November 7
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is a great way to earn 3 or 6 continuing education hours while spending time at the Houston Zoo. The day will include sessions, free resources, activities, and a TWO special animal presentations. Pre-service teachers, administrators and educators are welcome.

Educator Day 2015 Flyer

2015 Educator Day Brochure


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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.

Workshop Dates:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015


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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.

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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.