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

September 26th, 2019 4:00pm- 6:00pm
January 25th, 2020 8:30-10:30am 

Mix and mingle at a cocktail 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.
  •   For the September Open House, each educator will receive 2 drink tickets for beer or wine upon arrival.
  •   Alcohol will only be available at the September event. 
Both events are FREE but registration is required. Please use the links below to sign-up. CLICK HERE to register for the Educator Open House on September 26th, 2019 4:00pm-6:00pm CLICK HERE to register for the Educator Open House on January 25th, 2020 8:30am-10:30am

                    *Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens                      *Sweet Pete's Candy
                    *Jacksonville Humane Society                                    *Tree Hill Nature Center 
                    *St Johns River Water Management District               *Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
                    *MOSH                                                                        *St Augustine Alligator Farm
                    *Adventure Landing                                                     *Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
                    *FUN BUS: Fitness Fun on Wheels
                            *Marineland Dolphin Adventure
                    *Jacksonville Science Festival                                      *Happy Acres Ranch
                    *FSCJ Artist Series

                                                                 *Plus Many More....


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.

  There are no workshops currently scheduled. 

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.