Welcome Teachers!

zooniverse1Our Zoo Education Vision: By developing personal connections with nature and environmental literacy in our visitors, we create community, a sense of wonder, knowledge, and conservation action.

Whether you are interested in day time field trips, spending the night with Nocturnal Adventures, having animals visit your classroom or continuing education for yourself, we offer programs for both teachers and students that foster a sense of wonder, share knowledge, and advocate active involvement with wildlife and wild places!

All programs are created and adhere to tri-state (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) state standards to ensure a memorable and educational experience!

Ready to learn with the Zoo? Check out the program offerings below!

 

What can field trips to the Zoo do for my students?

Increasingly, education research is suggesting that field trips – especially to places like Zoos & wildlife centers – enhance learning in the classroom by increasing student interest in science and providing them with social learning opportunities outside the classroom.

zooniverse2We also know that active, student-centered learning, whether through inquiry or other participatory activities, empowers students to ask and answer their own questions. In turn, this leads to a genuine ownership of knowledge that leads to greater performance in and out of the classroom.

 For teachers in the Cincinnati / Tri-State community, we want to be your resource for field trips, outreach programs, and overnights that are standards-based and filled with fun, activity, and inspiration!


Field Trips to the Zoo

Enhance your students’ learning with a field trip where the Zoo is your living classroom! Field trips to the Zoo are available year round every day of the week.
*2015-2016 school year registration will open August 1st.*
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Nocturnal Adventures Overnights

Experience the wildest nightlife in town! An overnight at the Zoo is an incredibly memorable and fun way to meet academic standards while seeing the Zoo in a whole new way – after hours.
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Zoo Trip Financial Assistance

The Zoo proudly offers FREE field trips and overnights for qualified schools! Thanks to the Living Classroom Education Access Fund, qualified schools can apply for assistance for a daytime field trip or our Nocturnal Adventures Overnight.
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Zoo to You!

Experience live animal encounters at your location! Teachers can choose from a variety of standards based topics for both classrooms and assembly programs.
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Conservation Actions for Schools

Looking for conservation action for your students? Check out some ways to get involved with the Cincinnati Zoo!

A.D.O.P.T. an Animal – Adopt an animal at the Cincinnati Zoo to help provide food, toys, and fun enrichment for the Zoo’s animal family!

Go Bananas! Cell Phone Challenge – Recycling cellphones helps protect Gorilla habitat. Schools that participate can also win up to $5,000 for their school.

Sustainable Shopper App -Palm oil is used in many food and health products we consume, and if it isn’t farmed sustainably, it can damage rainforests and wildlife. Help your students make smart purchasing decisions by using this Cincinnati Zoo app to find certified sustainable palm oil.

Teacher Professional Development and Graduate Courses

Earn your Master’s Degree through the Advanced Inquiry Program at the Cincinnati Zoo, earn graduate credits, and explore professional development options.
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Questions? Email registrars@cincinnatizoo.org or, to register over the phone, contact us at (513) 559-7767 option 2.