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 Programs (6 BFTS credit hours)
Growing Up Wild
January 18, 2014 – 9am to 3pm
6 BFTS credit hours
Build on children’s sense of wonder about nature and wildlife.
Project Learning Tree
April 26, 2014 – 9am to 3pm
6 BFTS credit hours
Environmental experiences for early childhood. Increase children’s understanding of the environment through nature-based exploration.
NEW! Be a Wildlife Scientist! Overnight Program
March 8-9, 2014 – 3pm to 11am
Earn your PLU and spend the night at the Zoo! Using night vision scopes, telemetry equipment and motion cameras, discover the secret world of animals at night. Sleep in climate-controlled rooms, and enjoy a light dinner and continental breakfast. Also take fun curriculum activities back to your class.
Giant Panda Cubs! – Small Steps for Conservation
February 22, 2014 - 9am to 4pm
Celebrate the birth of these incredible twins! Learn about conservation efforts helping wildlife of the Asian continent. Engage your students in activities concerning Asian animals and culture.
May 24, 2014 – 9am to 4pm
Explore the wild side of Georgia and ecosystems throughout the world! Get tips on engaging your class in appreciating wildlife in their own backyards. Encourage students to protect native species.
STEM Goes Wild
June 16, 17 and 18, 2014 – 9am to 4pm
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.
Project WILD and Project Learning Tree
June 23, 24 and 25, 2014 – 9am – 4pm
Try one of these award-winning national environmental education programs designed for grades K-8. Increase you students’ knowledge of wildlife and the environment through fun, interactive activities. Educators attending this 3-day workshop receive both curriculum, with over 100 different activities for the classroom.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.624.WILD.