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Educator’s Lounge

With a living laboratory representing more than 200 species, Zoo Atlanta offers countless opportunities for teachers and students to explore, discover, observe and apply real-world context to the lessons learned in school.

Get Involved Plan your Trip

 

Join the Teacher Advisory Council Activities and Guides
Teacher workshops Earn PLUs at the Zoo Special Offers for Educators
Sponsor an Animal Group Lunches Order Form (PDF)
Recycle cell phones for Call4Gorillas

Souvenir Gift Pack Order Form (PDF)

Cases for Conservation - NEW! Grant Writing Made Easy

What's New?

Rockin’ Rhinos Activity Page and Poster
Explore our new rhino page that contains classroom activities and info on our Rhino Contest. 
 
Explore the Rockin’ Rhinos page >

If you have not received a poster, or would like additional copies, email education@zooatlanta.org with your name, mailing address, and number of copies requested.

Does your class want to Hangout?
Circle up on Google+ to find out more about participating in a Hangout On Air. Check out our previous Hangouts >

Stay Informed!
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Top 10 Tips to Justify Your Trip

  1. Enhance the curriculum - school and group programs meet academic standards across all disciplines
  2. Something for everyone - we have programming designed for elementary, middle and high school, as well as new offerings for the college level
  3. Use our resources! - reduce the “novelty effect” of a visit by using our pre and post activity packets
  4. Do your homework - include research on how learning in community-based surroundings serves to improve student achievement, this excerpt can further support your case
  5. Tout the benefits - find out what is important to your principal to determine the program that best meets your needs and explain how it applies to the AYP
  6. Plan ahead - seek approval for next year’s field trips at the end of the school year to utilize remaining funds
  7. Invite administrators - a trip to the Zoo could be a fun day for them and you can reinforce the merits of the learning experience first-hand
  8. Don’t impact the budget - apply for grants, review our educator offers or hold class fundraisers to supplement field trip costs
  9. Come on the weekend - more busses are available and parents can help drive to reduce transportation costs
  10. Go beyond a Field Trip! - attend a Tour, add-on a field trip program or NightCrawler program to provide a more intimate hands-on experience

 External Web Partners and Resources

ClassTrips.com 
Georgia Science Teachers Association
Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia
EEinGeorgia
No Child Left Inside

 

 

 

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