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School Partnerships

The Houston Zoo School Partnership Program forms relationships with Houston area schools by connecting them with wildlife saving actions. The Houston Zoo interacts with each school partner multiple times a year, over many years. There are three ways in which schools can partner with the Zoo:
1. Mascot Program
2. Pollinator Partnership Program
3. Project-based Learning Program

Mascots for Saving Wildlife

Does your school have “Tiger Pride?” Are your students the best “Fighting Falcons?” Your school’s passion can be the channel to saving that animal in the wild.

This program connects your students with local and international Zoo partners saving wildlife, and engages your students in wildlife-saving actions such as cell phone or paper recycling that tie directly with TEKS. Your students can meet with our keepers and animal ambassadors that match your mascot during a Zoo visit.

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Pollinator Garden Partnership

The Houston Zoo is helping to save pollinators through our Pollinator Garden Partnership. We invite your school to become a partner!

This program connects your students with local wildlife found right in their school yards, and engages your students in nature by focusing on establishing native gardens around their school communities. This important wildlife-saving action ties directly with TEKS and allows your students to bring their learning outside their classroom walls.

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Project-Based Learning

These projects are student-driven and teacher-championed! Partnerships focus on empowering students to learn more about a conservation problem they feel inspired to act on, think of a solution to that problem, and then implement that solution as much as possible. The sky truly is the limit, and the projects go wherever the students take them. The only requirement is that the project and solution must help animals in some way – for example by reducing threats, increasing habitat, providing enrichment, etc.

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Program Outcomes

By participating in our School Partnership Programs:

  • Students recognize what they can do to help reduce threats to wildlife
  • Students are connected to nature
  • Students are confident they can take action to help reduce threats to wildlife
  • Students are motivated to take action to help reduce threats to wildlife
  • Students share wildlife saving actions with their friends and family
  • Communities view themselves as partners with the Houston Zoo in saving wildlife

Stories About Partner Schools / More ›

MacGregor Elementary Tigers are Helping Saving Tigers in the Wild!
January 31, 2019

MacGregor Elementary Tigers are Helping Saving Tigers in the Wild!

School Partner – Lyons Elementary
May 25, 2018

School Partner – Lyons Elementary

The Art of Plastic Reduction to Save Wildlife at Carnegie Vanguard High School
May 16, 2018

The Art of Plastic Reduction to Save Wildlife at Carnegie Vanguard High School

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