From Jan 17 - Mar 2017, some areas of the Children's Zoo will be under construction to improve our guests' experience. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Education Partnerships

Collaborations for Conservation

Zoo Miami and Zoo Miami Foundation strive to develop collaborations with partners at the local, state, and national levels.

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Conservation

Seafood Watch

Zoo Miami is proud to be a Conservation Partner with Monterrey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. Responsible use of our ocean's resources is critical to a sustainable future. Seafood Watch guides help you to make informed decisions when buying seafood at restaurants or grocery stores - don't be afraid to ask where your seafood comes from! Zoo Miami offers convenient pocket guides in both English and Spanish. You can also stay up-to-date by using the Seafood Watch app!

 

Zoo Miami's Education Department is a member of the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, providing training and programs that help our next generation to enjoy Florida's environment in a responsible way.

 

Gopher Tortoise Council

This year, Zoo Miami received a Donna J. Heinrich Environmental Education grant from the Gopher Tortoise Council to improve public awareness of gopher tortoise biology, ecology, and conservation. On your next visit, be sure to ask our Conservation Teen Scientists all about these native ecosystem engineers!

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Schools

Since 1997, we have partnered with the Carnival Foundation to implement the Carnival Kids program at underserved elementary schools throughout Miami-Dade County. Educating more than 6,000 fourth-grade and fifth-grade children about animal and life science, the program is comprised of a series of outreach programs featuring live animals and biological artifacts as well as field trips to Zoo Miami and Everglades National Park. For many students, Carnival Kids offers them their first opportunity to visit the zoo as well as providing them with unforgettable opportunities to see some of the world's most amazing and threatened wildlife, first-hand. It is our objective that participants leave the program with an increased sense of stewardship and respect for all living creatures and the environment.

 

Shepard Broad Foundation

Beginning in 2004, the Zoo's Education Department has partnered with The Shepard Broad Foundation to deliver a series of outreaches for the students at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center. Broadening Horizons immerses the fourth-grade and seventh-grade students in a world of discovery utilizing a hands-on approach that includes live animals and biofacts to teach them about animal behaviors, adaptations, and conservation.

Contact education@zoomiami.org or 305-255-5551 for more information.