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We offer a variety of programs that can enhance your classroom lesson, camp program, or community event! Check out the different offerings below for our Zoo To You programs where we bring nature and science to you. We have new virtual programs that are sure to excite your group!
Teachers - Check out how our programs support NGSSS on our Outreach Program Standards document!
Zoo to You is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay and Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables who granted Zoo Miami Foundation $30,000 for the lease of an educational outreach Mercedes-Benz Metris van. The custom-wrapped van assists in delivering the Zoo to You education outreach program to the school community in the tri-county area.
Zoom with Zoo Miami! These program are designed to bring the fun of Zoo Miami to your kids groups whether you are a camp, library, or other organization! These programs are a 30-minute, interactive, educational experience with one of our knowledgeable educators. Our educator will conduct activities with your group on Zoom and provide 1 recorded animal encounter. Each program is $50 with a maximum of 50 participants (including adults and children).
This is not a virtual tour of Zoo Miami but a focused interactive program.
Contact Zoo Miami Foundation at email@example.com or 305-255-5551 to ask questions or book a program. Payment for program is due 7 days prior to the date of the program.
Lets explore the 5 senses! Did you know that predator and prey have different eye positions? There is so much to discover in the sensory world. Can you sense this will be a fun and engaging way to explore senses with your students?
Want your students to learn about adpatations and how they help animals survive in their habitats? This program will explore physical, behavioral, and functional adaptations in the animal kingdom. Lets get wild!
This game of Jeopardy is sure to entertain as we test our knowledge of animals and explore what Zoo Miami does for conservation. Categories include Zoo Miami history, conservation at Zoo Miami, mammals, birds, and reptiles. Don’t forget to say “What is...”.
Story of the Florida Panther
Join us for the story for the story of the Florida panther. A silent predator in Florida that almost went extinct and is slowly making a comeback through conservation efforts. Learn about adaptations, habitats, and habitat loss/fragmentation through this interactive program.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! powered by PNC Grow Up Great
Age Group: 4-5 years of age
Organization Requirement: Title 1 school or organization focused on low-income communities
Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
This 30-minute interactive program will grow children’s understanding of the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. Children will play a game learning how to and what gets recycled as well as experience a special recorded animal encounter with one of Zoo Miami’s animal ambassadors using an enrichment made of recycled materials! Apply here for your class/group to be considered for this free educational program.
**Limited number of programs awarded so not all schools/organizations can be selected.
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Educational animal presentations where our trained Educators bring 5 animal ambassadors for close-up encounters focusing on one of the topics below. Programs are 45 minutes in length for up to 60 participating individuals for $250. May request mulitiple sessions at $100 for each additional session.
Contact Zoo Miami Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-255-5551 to ask questions or book a program.
Programs may vary depending on ambassador animal availability. Please allow 3 weeks advance notice to book and note that additional travel fees may apply. Additional travel fees apply to locations more than 20 miles from the zoo.
Why do animals vary in shapes, colors, and sizes? Explore how animals are built to survive in harsh environmental conditions through their unique adaptations.
Recommended age group: All ages
Learn how animals detect the world around them as they seek to find food, water, and shelter? This interactive program will reinforce the five senses children are discovering as they grow.
Recommended age group: Kindergarten – 5th grade
These programs are designed for participants to tackle a real world problems and observe the result of the proposed solution. Programs are 45 minutes in length for up to 60 participating individuals for $250. May request mulitiple sessions at $100 for each additional session.
Please allow 3 weeks advance notice and note that additional travel fees may apply. Additional travel fees apply to locations more than 20 miles from the zoo.
Enrichment is a part of daily animal healthcare at Zoo Miami. It brings out an animal’s natural behaviors through physical and mental exercises, such as bears having to roll a barrel to get the food out to forage. In this program, create an enrichment for one of Zoo Miami’s animal ambassadors under the guidance of one of our Educators. A video recording will be sent to you that will allow your students to analyze if the enrichment was a success. Great project if you are teaching the scientific method!
Recommended age group: 4th-12 grade