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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!

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.

This workshop is currently sold out.

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:


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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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 fall.

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.