Education Teacher Resources


Teacher Resources

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"

Teacher Resources

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.


Sign up today by contacting our Registrar Office at or call 321.254.9453 x219.


Wednesday September 20, 2017

5:30 to 8 PM
Educator registration opens on July 21. Interested in being a vendor? Please contact
Click Here for a flyer to post at your school or informal educator networks. This is an educator only event.


2017 Annual Teacher Open House
Featured Sponsors

City of Melbourne

Exploration Tower at Port Canveral

Recycle Brevard

Sponsors are updated as received.



Air Force Space & Missile Museum
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Brevard County 4-H (UF IFAS Extension)
Brevard County Solid Waste
Canaveral Port Authority- Exploration Tower
City of Cocoa Utilities
City of Melbourne – ECO Division
City of Melbourne Parks & Recreation Department
Crayola Experience
Environmentally Endangered Lands
Field Manor
Florida Historical Society/Brevard Museum of History &  Natural Science
Florida Public Archaeology Network
Keep Brevard Beautiful
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
King Center for Performing Arts
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Orlando Science Center
Riverwalk Nature Center – Brevard Parks & Recreation Department
Rotary Park – Brevard Parks & Recreation Department
The Center for Space Education
Valiant Air Command, Inc.
Webster University
Wild Horse Tales

  • City of Melbourne


  • Recycle Brevard


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

2017/18 Workshops Coming Soon!

Workshop Offerings

Project Learning TreeProject 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 for more information.


Growing 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 for 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.




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.




8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966