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Educator Workshops

We are gearing up for another great fall of Educator programs.  Take a look at our workshops below!  

Making Science Meaningful with PBL
Thursday, December 7
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Ideal for 5th – 12th Grade Educators

Wondering how to teach engaging scientific content and increase your students’ college and career readiness skills? In this workshop, you will experience inspirational strategies for students to learn science content while building their 21st Century skills through a project-based learning lesson focused on wildlife found at the Houston Zoo.

*Participants will receive 6 hours of Science credit OR 6 hours of GT credit by attending this workshop.

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


Nature PLAYshop

You are already the center of your child’s world, now take them on new adventures and learn how to experience the world of nature play together! Learn about the benefits of letting your child be the play leader, and discover ways to include nature play in your daily routine. During this two-hour session, you will also get tips and tricks on how to give the play power back to your children, and learn that it’s okay to get a little messy!  Time will be spent together as a family, and then parents will have time to discuss strategies and hone play skills with other parents and our experts.  Light refreshments will be provided, so grab your kiddos and head to the Zoo for this fun-filled morning of play!

During this workshop you will…

  • Discover the benefits of nature on childhood development
  • Learn how to provide your family with free-play opportunities
  • Hear from other parents about successful strategies
  • Discuss play barriers and how to overcome them
  • Observe your child at play with expert interpretation to see all the things your child is learning just by playing
  • Gain access to the Houston Zoo after the workshop
  • Earn 2 hours of CPE credit

Space is limited, so sign up today!

Date: December 2, 2017
Time: 8:00-10:00am
Price: $10 per person
Child Ages: 4-10

Educators Night Out

Thank you to the 300 plus educators that helped make our Educators Night Out programs a success in 2017!  Check back soon for information on our 2018 program offerings.

Thank you to our Educators Night Out sponsor:


Educator Day

Thank you to all the participants that attended Educator Day 2017!  We hope you enjoyed your day and discovered new ideas for your classroom.

Thank you to our Educator Day sponsor:


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