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Teacher Resources

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


Teacher Resources

Education Programs
23rd Annual Teacher Open House
Teacher Workshops
More resources below!


EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Brevard Zoo offers distinct and unique wildlife habitats for your class to discover on-site and off-site.
Learning comes easy when children’s imaginations are sparked by the Zoo. Either on-site of off-site, you can use our educational programs, which include animal encounters, content that meets teachers’ specific needs and curricula aligned with The Florida Standards for grades K-12. Check out what programs are suggested for your grade.

EDZOOCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Sign up today by contacting our Registrar Office at edregistrar@brevardzoo.org or call 321.254.9453 x219.


23rd ANNUAL TEACHER OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

5:30 to 8 pm

Kick off the school year right by exploring all of the learning opportunities offered in Central Florida. Educational organizations and businesses will be present to speak with you and provide informational handouts and freebies for your classroom and school. Food and drink provided. Mix and mingle with other educators, and enjoy a night of great experiences! Click here to download a flier. This is an educator-only event.

Register Now!

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Metro by T-Mobile 

Premium Sponsors

UNO Pizzeria & Grill    

Waste Management 

Timmy Vee 

World of Beer 

City of Melbourne – ECO Division 

Featured Sponsors

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

Community Credit Union

Environmental Learning Center

Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral

Field Manor   

Keiser University

Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts

LEGOLAND Florida 

Marine Resources Council 

Valiant Air Command, Inc. 

WonderWorks 

 

  • Wonder Works

    Wonder Works

  • Uno

    Uno

  • Melbourne City

    Melbourne City

  • Waste Management

    Waste Management

  • Timmy Vee

    Timmy Vee

  • Community Credit Union

    Community Credit Union

  • Exploration Tower

    Exploration Tower

  • World of Beer

    World of Beer

  • Legoland Florida

    Legoland Florida

  • Marine Resources Council

    Marine Resources Council

  • Valiant Air Command

    Valiant Air Command

  • Mertotmobile_logo

    Metro by T Mobile

  • Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

    Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

  • field manor logo

    field manor logo

  • King Center logo

    King Center

  • Keiser University

    Keiser University

  • Environmental Learning Center

    Environmental Learning Center


Space Coast Science
Education Alliance

Brevard Zoo is a proud supporter of Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA.) The SCSEA is an affiliation of organizations devoted to education, science and the environment. The SCSEA promotes science literacy through joint activities and support of Alliance member projects. Click HERE to learn more.

Upcoming SCSEA events
Research Rules
September 21, 2019
Brevard Public Schools District Building, Viera
Preregistration Required
Click HERE for flyer.

A science fair conference for students in grades 5 to 8, their parents and teachers. Learn how to design a winning project with lots of science fair tips from the experts! Brevard Public Schools District Building, Viera.


Educator Workshops

Brevard Zoo’s education department offers a series of workshops open to area teachers, scout leaders and informal educators. These workshops are offered in conjunction and partnership with the Coastal Marine Institute, Marine Youth Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department and the Indian River chapter of the National Audubon Society. The goal of these workshops is to give educators training, local resources and new teaching tools for use in the classroom. For more information contact Sarah Rubin at srubin@brevardzoo.org.

Workshop Offerings 

Project Learning Tree logoProject Learning Tree is a Pre K-8, award-winning, international environmental education program that uses trees as a window on the world to increase student understanding of our complex environment, to stimulate critical and creative thinking, to develop the ability to make informed decisions, and to instill the confidence and commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment. Activities are interdisciplinary, interactive and teach students HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Developed by educators to be used by educators, PLT activities require minimal preparation for inclusion in lesson plans and are aligned with both national and state standards. Join us for a TREE-mendous day of experiential learning at Brevard Zoo or at your school! Email srubin@brevardzoo.org for more information.

Project WILD/Aquatic is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in K-12 grades. This workshop will offer exciting hands-on teaching ideas for integrating nature-based exploration, art, literature, math, and outdoor play, all while building literacy skills and environmental appreciation through wildlife-based educational activities.  Project WILD activities are aligned with state curriculum objectives and standards.

Growing Up Wild logoGrowing Up Wild is an early childhood initiative that builds literacy skills and environmental appreciation through wildlife-based educational activities. The workshop will offer exciting teaching ideas in science, math, outdoor play, health, music and movement, art and much more!  Growing Up Wild curriculum book are available for purchase.

Flying Wild offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus. Targeted Flying Wild logofor the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history.  Project-based classroom applications, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementation of birding festivals.

 

 


 


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