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Teacher Workshops

Teacher Night at the Zoo

Tuesday, September 26 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Please join us and enjoy a night out at the Zoo designed just for educators! This one of a kind evening will feature ambassador animals, examples of new and improved program opportunities, a special keeper chat, door prizes and much more! STI PD credit available. Dinner and drinks will be provided.

Cost: $10 per person

For reservations: www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-night-at-the-birmingham-zoo-tickets-36731907123

For more information: education@birminghamzoo.com   205.397.3877

  • Field Trip Reservations – information and tips!
  • Nightlife Programs
  • Memberships – ask about our Educator Discount
  • Discovery Kits – items you can check-out for your classroom
  • Gift Shop is OPEN!
  • Creature Carts
  • Programming Opportunities

Win Door Prizes!

  • Family 4 pack of tickets to the Zoo
  • Signed copies of books by Dr. Temple Grandin
  • 1 FREE week of summer camp
  • Behind the Scenes Experience for Two
  • FREE education program for up to 25 students with admission to the Zoo
  • And much more!

 

ZOOTEACH- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR EDUCATORS

The Birmingham Zoo will host a series of professional development opportunities during the 2017-2018 school year. Workshops will focus on a variety of topics designed to spark imagination and innovation in your classroom. Continuing Education Credits are available. For more information or to register for any of the workshops please check here or contact education@birminghamzoo.com.

TEACHER INSTITUTE FOR EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE (TIES)
Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:30am – 3:30pm
Cost: $25 | Recommended Grade Levels: 6th-12th

Get the tools you need to effectively teach evolution and fulfill your curriculum requirements. The purpose of this workshop is to inform and discuss the most up-to-date concepts of natural selection, common ancestry, and diversity so you can confidently cover the topics in your classroom.
Registration ends Monday, Oct 2, 2017 – Maximum 25

 

PROJECT WET
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $30 | Recommended Grade Levels: ALL

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an award-winning, nonprofit water education program. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids. All participants will receive a Project WET certification.
Registration Ends Friday, October 27, 2017 – Maximum 25

 

INTEGRATED STEM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $25 | Recommended Grade Levels: ALL

See the Zoo in a whole new way! This workshop will engage you in utilizing the Zoo and its animals as a resource to integrate engineering concepts into your curriculum. Information provided will be guided by Alabama College and Career Ready Standards and Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEP’s).
Registration Ends Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Maximum 25

 

HABITAT ECOLOGY LEARNING PROGRAM (HELP)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $25 | Recommended Grade Levels: Upper Elementary

The HABITAT ECOLOGY LEARNING PROGRAM (HELP) is an exciting interdisciplinary curriculum designed to encourage students to use language arts, life sciences, social studies, and math to explore the richness of ecology. Lessons learned in this workshop can be used as stand-alone activities or incorporated into your existing program as an exciting, motivational supplement.
Registration Ends Wednesday, January 23, 2018 – Maximum 25

 

CONSERVATION CONNECTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM
June 11-15, 2018 8:30am – 4:00pm
Cost: $150 | Recommended Grade Levels: 6th-12th

This workshop is designed to frame content standards into the context of wildlife conservation and explore ways to challenge students to apply their knowledge to current biodiversity challenges. We will do this by offering you content knowledge from experts in the field and first-hand experiences using the Birmingham Zoo as your classroom.
Registration Ends Friday, April 27, 2018 – Maximum 20

 

REQUEST A WORKSHOP
Cost: Varies

Make your teacher workdays or staff meetings both fun and educational! Schedule a date to bring a Birmingham Zoo workshop to your school or bring your staff to the Zoo for a day of engaging professional development. Birmingham Zoo education staff will present you with standards based hands-on material on a variety of topics relating to animal behavior, adaptions engineering, and conservation.