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.
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Top 10 Tips to Justify Your Trip
- Enhance the curriculum - school and group programs meet academic standards across all disciplines
- Something for everyone - we have programming designed for elementary, middle and high school, as well as new offerings for the college level
- Use our resources! - reduce the “novelty effect” of a visit by using our
- Do your homework - include on how learning in community-based surroundings serves to improve student achievement, this can further support your case
- 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
- Plan ahead - seek approval for next year’s field trips at the end of the school year to utilize remaining funds
- 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
- Don’t impact the budget - apply for , or hold class fundraisers to supplement field trip costs
- Come on the weekend - more busses are available and parents can help drive to reduce transportation costs
- Go beyond a Field Trip! - attend a , or to provide a more intimate hands-on experience
External Web Partners and Resources
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