Join us for 2018’s Educator Open House -- a FREE event for area educators and their families at the Zoo (up to 3 guests per registered educator) where we share educational resources and ideas and say THANK YOU for all you do for our students and communities! We are committed to continue offering you ways to educate and motivate the students your classroom. We are also committed to conservation and advocacy as the Zoo continues to grow as a leader in global conservation efforts. This year, Educator Open House will highlight ways that we blend these important passions to support local teachers in empowering students to make global change. Come and explore the ways that you can bring global action into your classroom--directly helping wildlife and wild places while also addressing academic content standards. This year’s event will feature all of your old favorite resources, with new additions around every corner:
- Zoo Educational Programs Showcase will feature information on all of our current program offerings for schools, groups and families; as well as information on our Zoo Bus and our Online Resource Library. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and help you decide which programs might be best for your students.
- Conservation in the Classroom Mini Workshop (2 sessions – 11:00-11:30am or 1:00-1:30pm) offers insights and lesson plans for bringing conservation advocacy into your classroom. Learn how to capture student curiosity and shape it into meaningful conservation action. While workshop is general and open to all grade levels, specific grade-level handouts and resources will be available. This workshop is for teachers only. Workshop is 30 minutes. Pre-registration for this workshop is required.
The first 250 pre-registered teachers to sign-in at the event will receive a free gift!
Visit all program action stations and be entered to win additional prizes!
When registering for Educator Open House please be sure to indicate the following:
- The grade level you teach
- Which mini-workshop(s) you wish to attend, if any
The Zoo will also be hosting the annual Party for the Planet on this same day. Guests attending Educator Open House can also enjoy the Party for the Planet festivities as a part of this day. Music, DJs, live demonstrations, hands-on activities and booths throughout the Zoo promote conservation and celebration. Come for Educator Open House and stay to Party for the Planet!