Come to the Zoo or have us come to you. We can provide exciting programs for your grade level or district-wide meetings. Learn how you can best utilize the Zoo’s amazing animals and other incredible resources to meet the needs of your students. Find out how Zoo programs connect to Common Core Learning Standards and Curriculum as well as the New York State and NextGen Science Standards. Contact us for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 336-7213
Habitats Scavenger Hunt (Kindergarten through first grade)
Habitats Scavenger Hunt (Second through fifth grade)
Carnivore/Omnivore Scavenger (Kindergarten through first grade)
Carnivore/Omnivore Scavenger Hunt (Second through fifth grade)
Click here for our free Careers Book to find out about jobs at the Zoo.
The Zoo has limited funding for Rochester City School District teachers to cover program costs, only on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hold a school-wide fundraiser! Have students bring in loose change starting in September and get them excited watching the amount grow. You’ll be surprised how much you have by May.
You don’t know until you ask. Ask your school administration, ask your PTA, ask your room parents and volunteers. A contribution from any source will lower your per-student cost.
Contact a local restaurant and inquire about fundraiser nights. Many restaurants will choose a date with you and then share a percentage of their sales profits on a given night. Spread the word and encourage families to go that night.
5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, September through April
Homework Hotline is a statewide educational show on PBS where students can call in to get help with homework. It is shown on eight stations through New York State as well as streamed through their Web site, with 240,000 viewers per year. The Zoo has partnered with this program for the past decade, presenting an animal ambassador and educating on conservation as well as spreading the word about the Zoo’s many events.
For more information on Homework Hotline, click here.