Zoo School Garners Community Support

May 8, 2013

 

What better way to learn about wildlife and conservation than to attend school at the Palm Beach Zoo? That’s the reality for Palm Beach County elementary students attending Title I schools. And it’s all thanks to support from community sponsors: Kids’ Dreams Public Charity, Palm Beach Kennel Club, TD Charitable Foundation, R. Cathleen Cox Charitable Foundation, and Fortin Foundation.  

Zoo School is an innovative and memorable way for students to learn in an outdoor classroom setting. The program is offered to Palm Beach County elementary students, grades 3 through 5, attending Title I schools with an 80% or higher population of “at-risk” students. The one week, on-site program will be offered October through May for class sizes of 18 to 22 students.

Students and their teachers will use the Zoo School classroom as their homeroom for the week and enjoy all aspects of the Zoo each day. Zoo educators will provide outdoor lessons: activities featuring live animals and behind-the-scenes tours that are tailored to Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine Standards and follow the Scope and Sequence schedule for Science as recommended by the Palm Beach County School District.

The week of May 13th a 5th grade class from CO Taylor/Kirklane Elementary will be at the Zoo attending Zoo School! 

 

Contact Us

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

Support for the Palm Beach Zoo is provided by:

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