Educator Resources

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.” - Rachel Carson

Educator Open House

The 2018 - 2019 Educator Open House was held on October 9th

Zoo staff were on hand to provide details about self-guided field trips, education programs, and STEAM based professional development workshops.   Other local science/cultural organizations were on hand to share their programming information as well. 
MOSH Tree Hill Nature Center
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens St Johns River Water Management District
FSCJ Artist Series Jacksonville Humane Society
Sweet Pete's Candy Diamond D Ranch
Marineland Dolphin Adventure St Johns Riverkeeper


Upcoming STEAM Curriculum Workshops

Whether you are a classroom teacher, home schooling parent, museum or park service educator, the Zoo’s Education Department curriculum workshops are geared to help you engage your students in environmental education.

  There are no workshops currently scheduled. 

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Education Staff are trained facilitators on the following national curriculum's: 

If you have a group of educators (minimum 10) and would like to schedule your own workshop please contact or call 904.757.4463 x202

Educator Discount on Zoo Membership

Educators can receive a 10% discount off a Zoo membership with valid School ID.  Proof of eligibility must be presented at the time of purchase at the Zoo Membership Office located at the Zoo's main entrance.  This discount is not available online.

Memberships range from $50 - $185.  To see a full list of membership levels, visit 

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

Project WILD - January 27, 2018
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Registration and Pre-Payment REQUIRED. Spaces are Limited.

Registration and Pre-Payment REQUIRED. Spaces are Limited.