Let the Zoo Come to You!
Outreach programs, also known as Zoomobile programs, offer participants the opportunity to meet wild animals without leaving their school or location. Groups of all kinds, including school groups and assemblies, adult and senior groups, youth groups and programs, and summer camps, are welcome to schedule a Zoomobile outreach program.
Please review the following brochures for complete program offerings, program details, and pricing information:
When you are ready to schedule an outreach program, please fill out the Zoomobile Reservation Form and contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or email@example.com. Sorry, online registration is not available for Zoomobile outreach programs.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is proud to partner with the Shop 'n Save SEED Program to offer the following programs:
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The Zoo offers a wide variety of options for your group's field trip. With tailored options for age groups from preschool to college level, your school, organization, or recreational group can plan an exciting experience for your Zoo outing.
Please review the following brochures for complete program offerings:
When you are ready to schedule a Learning Adventures field trip program, please refer to the field trip PDF for all the information you need about our class offerings, policies, admission, lunches, souvenirs, and overnight trips, and complete the Field Trip Reservations Form found on page 9 or 10 of the document.
Please contact the Education Reservations department at 412-365-2528 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sorry, online registration is not available for Learning Adventure Programs.
Teacher workshops at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are designed to empower educators with innovative and exciting strategies to teach about animals and the conservation of their fragile habitats. Our workshops utilize a multidisciplinary approach that teachers will find easy to incorporate into their curricula. Zoo tours, bio-facts, live animal visits, and make-and-take art projects will guarantee an enriching learning experience. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 Approved Provider.
If you have a credit voucher you would like to use as payment, you must register by mail. Please complete a registration form and return it with a copy of your credit voucher to the address on the bottom of the form. If you are not using a credit voucher, you are welcome to register online.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
$45 per person (no discount for Zoo members)
Explore one of the most extreme climates on earth! This workshop will focus on activities that will help your students discover how polar creatures manage to survive in their icy habitat. *Note: many activities will take place outside, rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Click here for the teacher packet for this workshop!
Customized workshops, either at the Zoo or your facility, can be scheduled. Please contact Mark Reardon, Assistant Curator of Conservation Education, at 412-365-2521 or email@example.com if you are interested in creating your own workshop.
The Zoo has been providing teacher education programs since 1988 and has facilitated hundreds of teacher workshops on a variety of topics, including biodiversity, wetlands, endangered species, primates and animal behavior research. All of the Zoo's workshops have been developed with the needs of teachers in mind, and all have incorporated Pennsylvania State Standards for Ecology and the Environment and Pennsylvania State Standards for Science and Technology.
The Zoo has created age-appropriate teacher resource packets for your review, and incorporation into your lesson plans. These packets offer activities, lessons, and hands-on learning opportunities that can be used independently in your classroom, or in preparation for a Zoo visit or program. Each link below represents a different themed lesson plan.
Preschool (ages 3-5): Zoo Moves , Color Zoo , Sizing the Seas , Furry Friends , Super Senses
Kindergarten: Zoofari , Aquaventures , Polar Bears and Penguins
Grades 1-3: Penguin Pals , It's a Jungle , Wetland Wonders , Coral Critters , African Adventures , Pennsylvania Pride , Working Wild , Polar Quest
Grades 4-6: It's A Pest's Life , Marine Mammals , Animals in Jeopardy , Exploring the Tropical Rainforest , Vertebrates , Animal Observations , Windows to Conservation
Grades 7-12: Biodiversity's Bounty , A Plan for Survival
Activities for Your Classroom: Favorite Animal Activities (grades 1-3) , Tiger Game (grades 1-6) , Giraffe Quiz , Tundra Connections
Early Childhood Teacher Workshops: Backyard Animals , Bats, Bugs, and Things that go BUMP in the Night , Polar Blast , Savanna Safari , Aquatic Wonders , Earth Day Every Day , It Starts With an Egg , Zoo Books
Resources for Wild Earth Day: Conservation Efforts