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Teacher Workshops

EARN Professional Learning Units (PLUs) At the ZOO!

Teacher Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge and boost confidence in science by utilizing a living laboratory of 1,500 of the planet's most amazing creatures. Experience tours, hands-on activities and up-close animal encounters, and go home with unique curriculum for your classroom.

Early Childhood Educator Programs

Growing Up Wild
February 28, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $60
6 BFTS credit hours

Build upon children's sense of wonder about nature and wildlife through music, movement, art and literature.

Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
January 10 or April 18, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $60
6 BFTS credit hours

Increase children's understanding of the environment through nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, music and movement.


K - 12 Educator Programs

*NEW*  Educator Expeditions

Project WET
November 1 and 2, 2014  |  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost $75
1 PLU

Join a 2-day adventure to learn about the fascinating world of water and aquatic habitats. Starting at Zoo Atlanta, we will explore wetland wildlife and then venture out to Mason Mill Park in Decatur to experience an inner city forest, old water treatment plant, and learn about watershed ecology. Day 2 will be spent back at the Zoo analyzing the data we collected.  Through the many activities in the Project Wet Curriculum, we will travel through the water cycle and bring back many great resources for your classroom.

Please bookmark this webpage for information on upcoming expeditions!
Summer 2015    Be a Field Biologist in Costa Rica
Fall 2015           Swampers - Exploring the Okefenokee

Overnight Program

Creatures of the Night
March 21 – 22, 2015  |  3 p.m. to 11 a.m.
Cost: $75
1 PLU

Earn PLUs while you spend the night at the Zoo! Use night vision scopes, telemetry and motion cameras to discover the secret world of animals at night. Sleep in climate-controlled rooms, and enjoy a light dinner and continental breakfast. Take back fun curriculum activities to your class.


Wild and Domestic – Animal Habitats in your Classroom
January 24, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $60
1 PLU

Teach children the importance and responsibility of caring for animals. Have fun learning the dos and don’ts of setting up animal habitats in the classroom and at home.

Giant Pandas and the Asian Connection
February 21, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $60
1 PLU

Learn about giant pandas and other fascinating creatures of the Asian continent. Find out about conservation efforts at home and abroad. Use curriculum from this workshop to engage your students in Asian animals and culture.

STEM Goes Wild
June 24, 25, and 26, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75
2 PLUs

During this 3-day workshop, you will uncover ways to make your classroom truly wild by incorporating STEM activities with animals in math, language arts and social studies.

Saving Species
July 15, 16, and 17, 2015 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $75
2 PLUs

Learn about endangered species and the human activities that impact them. During this 3-day workshop, educators will explore conservation programs and strategies designed to save animals. Discover ways your students can help with conservation.

 

Request a Workshop
Make your teacher workdays or staff meetings both fun and educational! Schedule a date to bring a Zoo Atlanta Teacher Workshop to your school or bring your staff to the Zoo for a day of exciting professional development. Either way, Zoo Atlanta instructors will present hands-on activities aligned with State standards and animals that you can touch. Select from various workshop topics including habitats, biodiversity, or animal behavior.

For more information and available Request a Workshop dates, email education@zooatlanta.org or call 404.624.5822.