Zoo School is a one week, on zoo grounds opportunity, designed for Palm Beach County elementary students in grades 3rd – 5th attending Title I public schools. This experience combines the students’ regular academic lessons with interdisciplinary and engaging zoo lessons and activities featuring live animals and behind-the-scenes tours. Zoo School is an innovative and memorable way for students to experience school in an outdoor classroom setting.
This program will be offered each school year for class sizes of 18 to 22 students, ages 8 to 11. Students and their teachers will use our portable Zoo School classroom as their homeroom for the week and enjoy all aspects of the zoo each day. In addition, zoo educators will provide outdoor lessons and guided tours that are tailored to Common Core and Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine Standards and follows the Scope and Sequence schedule for Science as recommended by the Palm Beach County School District. There is no cost to participating schools: bus transportation, lunch, program fees etc., are covered by sponsorships.
If you are interested in participating please complete our Zoo School Request Form and return to the zoo. Please note that is program is based on funding availability.