Educator Resources

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.” - Rachel Carson

Educator Open House


The 2018-2019 Educator Open House will be Tuesday October 9th 4-6pm
This event is FREE but registration is required - click here to sign-up.

Mix and mingle with fellow teachers while gathering information to help you plan great experiences for your students. 

    • Meet some of our education program animal ambassadors while viewing the Zoo’s Education Campus
    • Receive 10% off a Zoo Membership with valid school ID
    • Visit with other local educational organizations to learn how they can enhance your school year.
    • Food and drink will be provided.


    Upcoming STEAM Curriculum Workshops

    Whether you are a classroom teacher, home schooling parent, museum or park service educator, the Zoo’s Education Department curriculum workshops are geared to help you engage your students in environmental education.

    August 24th - Project WILD for HomeSchool Educators

    Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environment education program emphasizing wildlife.   The program is designed for educators of K-12th grade students.  Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas.  This workshop is being held specifically for homeschool educators, children are welcome.  All participants receive a curriculum guide.    

    TIME: 9:00am - 3:30p COST: $20 per adult
    $35 per adult / child pair + $3 each additional child

    Registration and Pre-Payment REQUIRED. Spaces are Limited.
    To register email or call 904.757.4463x158


    The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Education Staff are trained facilitators on the following national curriculum's:

    *Project WILD *Growing Up WILD *Aquatic WILD *Flying WILD *Project Learning Tree.   

    If you have a group of educators (minimum 10) and would like to schedule your own workshop please contact or call 904.757.4463 x122