Education and participation are central to our mission.
In meeting that mission, it is our goal to:
Through grant funding and our partnership with Brevard County Public School System, Brevard Zoo is able to offer specialized programs to elementary school students and plans to expand some of these programs to middle school and high school students in the future.
In conjunction with Brevard County Public School System, the Zoo provides a special program for school age children that provides motivational enrichment to students from selected Title 1 schools. Learn more
Imagine taking at-risk students and placing them in a unique environment where every day becomes a learning adventure. For all the fifth grade students from Sherwood, Creel and Cambridge Elementary Schools. Students and teachers from these schools use the Zoo as a learning laboratory for six weeks of the school year. Learn more
The Zoo has been leading elementary school students in field explorations of the Indian River Lagoon. In the Fall of 2005, this 4 hour exploration became a standard part of the Brevard County Public School curriculum for every fourth grader. Teachers from each of the county’s elementary schools are trained to integrate this program into their classrooms and more than 5,700 students explore the Lagoon each year. Learn more
Brevard Zoo provides workshops for students currently enrolled in education classes at University of Central Florida (UCF). This opportunity allows educators to add to their tool kit as they work towards their undergraduate degree in education.