Behind the Scenes banner
Four students line up outside of a fence

School Is Back: And So Are Field Trips!

Our Education team is rolling out new field trip programs that fit the Florida School System’s science standards and our mission.

A classroom with varied seating.

Renovating the Wildlife Discovery Hub

Formerly known as the Wildlife Detective Training Academy, this space has undergone a transformation and is now the Wildlife Discovery Hub!

summer camp 2023

Summer Fun at the Zoo

Get the inside scoop on summer camps at the Zoo!

A preschooler plays with blocks

Creativity, imagination and play at Nature Preschool

Nature meets creativity, imagination and play at our Wildlife Explorers Nature Preschool! This play-based nature school opened last year as a way to give young learners from 3 to 4 years old – and their parents! – a unique preschool experience.

College students

Expanding into College Education Programs

Our Zoo is expanding its educational offerings to college students!

A woman with two Baird's tapirs

Celebrating Women in Science: Dee Maynard, Education Coordinator

This International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we wanted to introduce you to a few of our Zoo team members and get their insights on their fields. Meet Dee Maynard, our Education Coordinator for School Programs!

Kristen Gunderson holds out a muddy rhino

Meet Our New Inclusion Coordinator

Kristen Gunderson has joined Brevard Zoo as our new inclusion coordinator! She ensures our Zoo’s educational programs are accessible.

Quintin and his parents watch as Sea Turtle Healing Center Coordinator Jess Patterson examines Amaretto the green sea turtle.

Forming Connections Through Education

Connecting children to nature is one of the main focuses of almost all our Education department’s programming. Our Education team strives to give our students those moments by immersing students in habitats, encounters or activities.