What better place to go to school than Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo?
The Florida Environmental Education Center or "Zoo School" offers exciting educational experiences year round. Whether an individual, family, school, or organization the Zoo School is dedicated to offering only the best services.
Zoo School programs are designed to be fun, innovative, imaginative and investigative for all ages.
Zoo School offers exciting programs for everyone, from tots to teens, adults, families, teachers and more. The Zoo's conservation education programs are designed to meet Sunshine State curriculum objectives for Florida state schools.
For more information and reservations,
please call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268
STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is dedicated to serving as an educational resource for the community.
We receive many requests from students of all ages who are seeking to pursue projects or homework assignments at the Zoo. While we greatly appreciate the interest, unfortunately we receive too many requests to assist with each one individually. However, we have created this student guide to assist with some of the most commonly asked questions/ requests.
Click HERE to learn more about the Zoo’s commitment to conservation, education and research.
Mission of the Florida Environmental Education Center
To provide a safe, clean, pleasant and caring environment in which each child may develop his or her physical, social, emotional, and intellectual potential at his or her own pace while fostering a respect for wildlife and wild places through unique Zoo interactions.
Great American Teach In 2013-2014
Each year we are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this important educational opportunity. In the previous school year, we were humbled to receive more than 150 requests for speakers from teachers, administrators, parents and students. We are proud that 15 staff members and volunteers dedicated time to visit 10 Bay area schools, reaching more than 2,200 children.
Please see below for a number of alternative resources and programs offered year-round, specifically designed to support classroom education and curriculum.
• Pre and Post Field Trip Materials -The Zoo School offers curriculum designed to prepare and enhance your students’ learning opportunities and experience at the Zoo.
• Team Leader Meetings and Teacher Workshops – We offer dedicated classroom space for teacher meetings, by reservation.
• Field Trips to the Zoo at great discounts.
• Guided Tours of various areas of the Zoo.
• Scavenger Hunts and Team Building Activities to enhance your Zoo visit.
• Animal Presentations with the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors.
• The Zoo's Educators will bring live animals directly to your school in exciting and educational programs.
• Annual Art and Essay Contests to help build awareness of wildlife conservation.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that depends on the work of staff, volunteers and committed supporters throughout our community to provide quality programs and services. We can appreciate firsthand your hard work and that of your colleagues to provide excellence in education, and hope that we can work together in that endeavor.
Facts About The Zoo School
The Zoo School is a 17,400 square foot hands-on learning facility that houses a Lecture Hall, 13 classrooms and a Resource Center.
Tampa resident and Lowry Park Zoological Society board member Patricia C. Sullivan, herself a former school teacher, provided a $1 million leadership gift for construction. The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation provided a $500,000 grant as the namesake for the exhibit hall.
In 2008, construction was completed on an annex with additional classrooms for expanding youth/teen programs, restrooms and office space. The new annex was made possible by former board member, Patricia C. Sullivan, the Thomas Family, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Senator Mel Martinez.
During this last fiscal year, the Zoo served more than 203,000 children in education programs.
Zoo School Program, Party & Class Catalog
EdZOOcator 2013-2014 School Year for K - 5
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EdZOOcator 2013-2014 School Year for 6 - 12
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