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Field Trip Guides

Make your Field Trip educational and fun!

Field Trip Guides are provided as an added benefit to teachers for bringing your students for a Field Trip at Zoo Atlanta! Expert teachers, along with Zoo staff, created guides from the Georgia Performance Standards that are intended to help you give your students meaningful, age-appropriate, and hands-on Field Trips that integrate into the school year. Upon making your Field Trip reservation, you will have a link to download your FREE Field Trip Guide, appropriate to your age level, to enhance your visit.

Interdisciplinary Zoo Journey Guides are available for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students will complete age appropriate individual or group activities that facilitate learning about wildlife and the natural world. Activities include identifying stages in a life cycle, using graphic organizers to classify animals based on characteristics, discovering endangered and threatened animals and researching their causes, drawing animals and their habitats, studying animal behavior, and many more.
A Naturalist’s Expedition Guide provides an advanced learning opportunity for students from 6th grade and up. Students will explore the natural world, learn about biodiversity, find answers to specific questions about flora and fauna, and track their discoveries in their own Zoo Atlanta Field Journal.
For our advanced biology students, An Animal Behavior Study Guide makes an ideal school project.

Guides come complete with Georgia Performance Standards for each grade level, essential questions, and reading lists.

You will receive links to these guides in your confirmation email after making your Self-guided Field Trip reservation. If you have difficulty opening these guides, email education@zooatlanta.orgor call 404.624.WILD to request a copy by mail. Be sure to mention which grade level packet you would like.

Register online for a Zoo School Self-Guided Field Trip OR call 404.624.WILD.
Guides provide activities to conduct with your students
before your visit, during your visit, and after your visit to reinforce educational standards.

Rubrics are also included to help you assess your student learning with ease.