Planning a Field Trip
- For Education Stations & Teacher Resources to enhance your student’s field trip experience, please CLICK HERE.
- To download Teacher Tips for Paws On, please CLICK HERE.
- To download a map of Paws On, please CLICK HERE.
- To download a map of the Zoo, please CLICK HERE.
To register for a program please call the Education Registrar at 321.254.9453 ext. 219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups must register at least two weeks in advance for all visits, programs and activities. Fall and spring programs fill quickly, so please register early! Programs require a minimum of 15 people. Programs can accommodate up to 35 people.
A letter of confirmation with all the details of the booked program will be mailed after registration. You must retain a copy of the letter for your records and present it upon arrival at the Zoo to facilitate the group's admission. If there will be more than one class visiting the Zoo please be sure to distribute confirmation information to all teachers.
Due to the popularity of our programs, we may not be able to accommodate your group upon late arrival. Please make every effort to call the Zoo at 321.254.9453 ext. 219 or ext. 210 if your group will be late. We do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but reserve the right to cancel or adjust program length depending on staff availability.
Brevard Zoo's education department offers a series of workshops open to area teachers, scout leaders and informal educators. These workshops are offered in conjunction and partnership with the Coastal Marine Institute, Marine Youth Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department and the Indian River chapter of the National Audubon Society. The goal of these workshops is to give educators training, local resources and new teaching tools for use in the classroom.
Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Brevard Zoo is a City Partner for Flying WILD, and therefore, we incorporate these standards into our Zoo School, Zoo Explorer, and other educational program offerings. Further, we periodically host workshops for teachers. For more information, please visit www.flyingwild.org.
Teacher Suitcase Sponsorship
Consider becoming a sponsor of our Environmental/Conservation Teaching Suitcase program!
For just $30, your class will help Zoo by allowing us to support conservation projects around the globe!
Sponsorship Benefits Include:
- Official Class Certificate
- Owen & Mzee, The Language of Friendship told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu Class recognition in Brevard Zoo Newsletter
Teacher Resource Kits
Enhance your classroom curriculum with Brevard Zoo's complete teaching suitcases. Bring lessons on the Indian River Lagoon, sea turtles and the environment more to life with puppets, books, posters and videos included in our kits. Each suitcase is available for check-out free of charge for up to three weeks. Refundable deposit required. Call 321.254.9453 ext. 219 or email email@example.com for more information.
Discover the continent of Africa using this incredible African suitcase filled with puppets, magazines and books! No need to leave the classroom to take this trip.
Indian River Lagoon
A Magical Waterway
Explore the Indian River Lagoon and its inhabitants. Posters and flags can be used to decorate the classroom while teaching about this incredible Florida ecosystem.
The World of Invertebrates
Bring the world of creepy crawlies to the classroom through puppets, books, and a curriculum that can be correlated with the Sunshine State Standards.
Sea Turtle Survival
Brevard County boasts the highest number of nesting sea turtles in North America. Ignite your student's eco-awareness through the use of this exciting kit.
Discover Florida's natural environment! This is the perfect tool to help introduce environmental education to students, or enhance existing programs, in a fun and interactive way.
RE-use Your World
Recycling can be fun and productive. Find out just how easy it is to create and reuse your environment through this activity-packed classroom suitcase.
Space Coast Science Education Alliance
Brevard Zoo is a proud supporter of Space Coast Science Education Alliance (SCSEA.) The SCSEA is an affiliation of organizations devoted to education, science and the environment. The SCSEA promotes science literacy through joint activities and support of Alliance member projects. To learn more CLICK HERE.
ANNUAL TEACHER OPEN HOUSE
September 2013, Date TBA
Educational organizations and businesses from throughout Central Florida will be present to talk with educators and provide informational handouts and freebies for your classroom and school. Enjoy a night to mix and mingle with other educators, plan great experiences for your students, and win great door prizes. Registration required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.