Teacher 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

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to approximately 275 species of animals (approximately 1,400 individuals) and approximately 2,000 species of plants from around the world.  It is also the field trip destination for nearly 100,000 school students, teachers and chaperones every year from as far away as Columbia, SC & Savannah, GA, to Orlando & Tallahassee, FL.  Whether you are studying Life Cycles, Adaptations, Animal Behavior or Ecosystems, there is plenty to see and do while visiting the Zoo.


Upcoming Teacher & Educator Workshops

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

Project Learning Tree  - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When: Saturday June 3, 2017    8:30am - 3:30pm    

Cost: FREE! Thanks to Rayonier Advanced Materials Foundation

Who: Any formal or non-formal educators including K-8 teachers, 4H agents, scout leaders, foresters, natural resource professionals, and pre-service college students.

PLT is a hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum guide with K-8 activities and lessons that help students learn HOW to think, not what to think about environmental topics.   Activities are easily incorporated into any classroom or program setting and are correlated to both state and national education standards.  

Teachers can receive 6 in-service points!  (check with your school or district)

To register contact gilkisonj@jacksonvillezoo.org or 904.757.4463 x202