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.
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 new annex with additional classrooms for expanding youth/teen programs, restrooms and office space. The new annex was made possible by board 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 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. 232
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.
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, and we greatly appreciate the interest. There are many ways to learn more about the Zoo’s commitment to conservation, education and research.
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