Teacher Resources

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"We Share Our Joy of Nature to Help Wildlife and People Thrive"


Many of your favorite educational programs—including Lagoon Quest, Florida Expedition and Zoo School—are now available virtually. Experience up-close animal encounters, behind-the-scenes Zoo tours and much more from the comfort of your classroom. Remember that space is limited, so book early!



Learning comes easy at the Zoo! Our onsite and offsite education programs feature content that meet your specific needs and curricula aligned with K–12 Florida Standards. To register, contact us at edregistrar@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x219.



September 21 | 5:30 to 8 PM
Join the Education Department as we host our annual Teacher Open House and enjoy an evening to mix and mingle with other educators and visit with local organizations to plan some incredible experiences for your students this year. Mark your calendars as space is limited and tickets sell out quickly! Registration opens August 8.



We offer a series of workshops for area teachers, scout leaders and informal educators. These programs are held 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 National Audubon Society. For more information, contact Andrea Aubert at aaubert@brevardzoo.org.

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Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an international, award-winning program that uses trees as a “window to the world” to increase pre-K–8 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 nature. Activities are interdisciplinary, interactive and teach students HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Developed for educators 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 the Zoo or your school!

Project WILD/Aquatic is one of the most widely used conservation learning programs among K–12 educators. This workshop offers 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 activities.  Project WILD is 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 activities. This workshop offers 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 activities 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.

Exceptional Nature Space

In May 2017, we opened the Exceptional Nature Space, a behind-the-scenes natural play area with an authentic outdoor experience. The area is a modified natural habitat that is both safe and stimulating. It is designed to be flexible to meet the unique needs of children with varying exceptionalities. Within this carefully defined space, kids are free to explore an authentic Florida habitat, engage in open-ended nature play, experiment, socialize with other children and learn by doing. Because this is one of the first settings of its kind, we consider it a “living laboratory” where we can also learn how to best serve this audience through ongoing observations and feedback from the parents, staff and the children themselves. Amenities may include loose parts for building materials, mud paint, and a mud kitchen. Visit our Exceptional Nature Space page to learn more. Contact edregistrar@brevardzoo.org for more information about program offerings for individuals, groups or school groups.


We are members and proud supporters of Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA), a network of organizations devoted to education, science and the environment. The SCSEA promotes science literacy through joint activities and support of Alliance member projects.