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  • Real Superheroes Teach! Please join us for our 2nd Annual Educator Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 15, 2020!  Your admission is FREE, bring your family at a discounted rate, and immerse yourself in a wild experience at Naples Zoo!  Zoo Educators with activities will be available for you to explore and showcase the types of educational experiences the Zoo has to offer to you, your students, and your family.  We recognize the incredible work you do, and look forward to continuing to support you and the education of your students now and for future generations! Register Now!

New Teaching Resource: Rent the Traveling Turtle Trunk!

Help save Florida’s local wildlife!  New this year, Naples Zoo has partnered with the Inwater Research Group to bring a unique program that integrates activities, games, and hands-on learning in an effort to help save sea turtles.  Students will learn about what makes a sea turtle a sea turtle, research their nesting habits, learn how to sample a population, and collect data on sea turtle models.  These materials and associated curriculum have been developed and are ready to borrow for FREE!
Trunk includes items such as sea turtle skull replicas, turtle models for data collection, calipers, and a complete curriculum with lessons, activities, videos and assessment.
Details:

  • For 3rd through 8th grades
  • Free to rent
  • Duration: Loan for 3 weeks
  • Class size: Approximately 20-25 students

Contact us by emailing education@napleszoo.org or calling 239-262-5409 ext. 158.


Photos taken at Parkside Elementary

Program Spotlight: Field Trips and Field Trip Experiences

Naples Zoo is the perfect place to take your students for a Field Trip! Students will spend time outdoors, burn off some energy, meet some incredible animals they may never see anywhere else, and be fully immersed in a learning environment as you tour them around. By attending the Safari Show, Meet the Keeper Series and reading signage around the Zoo, students will enjoy soaking up everything they can.

You can also add-on to your Field Trip with standards-based programs! Field Trip Experiences are designed to heighten your students learning beyond your typical field trip. These programs connecting their classroom curriculum to wildlife and conservation!  They offer an experience for your students that provide an opportunity to practice STEM skills and have state standards reinforced

During Field Trip Experience programs, your students will engage with a Zoo Educator through a series of activities, games, art, and live animal encounters.  There are two program options for each grade level, from early education through fifth grade. Learn more here! 

You're Saving Wildlife & Planting Trees!

When you take a field trip to Naples Zoo, you're helping to plant trees! More than 3,000 trees are planted for each paid field trip through a donation to Trees for the Future. Planting these trees helps revitalize damaged agricultural land. Thank you for your help in our conservation and education mission!

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