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 E-Newsletter

Sign up to receive our bimonthly Educator E-Newsletter to bring more of the Zoo into your classroom! Our Educator E-Newsletter includes animal spotlights, lesson plan and curriculum ideas, upcoming events, and more. If you would like to be placed on our email list, let us know by emailing

Educator Open House

January 25th, 2020 8:30-10:30am 

Mix and mingle at a breakfast reception with fellow teachers! You'll be able to gather information to help you plan great experiences for your students.  Zoo staff and other local cultural organizations will be on hand to provide details about how you can enhance your school year with details on field trips, outreach programs, STEAM professional development workshops, and other educator resources.

  •   Meet some of our education program Animal Ambassadors
  •   View the Zoo’s Education Campus
  •   Receive 10% off a Zoo Membership with valid school ID
  •   Catered food and drink will be provided. 
This event is FREE but registration is required. Please use the link below to sign-up. CLICK HERE to register for the Educator Open House on January 25th, 2020 8:30am-10:30am

                    *Tree Hill Nature Center                                         *St Johns River Water Management District
                    *MOSH                                                                   *Adventure Landing
                    *Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve            *Timucuan Parks Foundation
                    *FUN BUS: Fitness Fun on Wheels
                       *Marineland Dolphin Adventure
                    *Jacksonville Science Festival                              *Happy Acres Ranch
                   *Duval Soil & Water Conservation District              *Beaches Museum                                                              



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

Project WILD - Saturday, November 9th 9am-3:30pm - Cost: $20

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum emphasizing wildlife. The program is designed for educators of kindergarten through 12th grade students. Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas.  All participants receive a curriculum guide correlated to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common Core Math and Language Arts National Standards.  

                                                       CLICK HERE to register!

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

If you have a group of educators (minimum 10) and would like to schedule your own workshop please contact or call 904.757.4463 x202

Educator Discount on Zoo Membership

Educators can receive a 10% discount off a Zoo membership with valid School ID.  Proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of purchase at the Zoo Membership Office located at the Zoo's main entrance.  This discount is not available online.

Memberships range from $50 - $185.  To see a full list of membership levels, visit 

Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, 
the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Project WILD - January 27, 2018
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Registration and Pre-Payment REQUIRED. Spaces are Limited.

Registration and Pre-Payment REQUIRED. Spaces are Limited.