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Teacher Workshops
610-799-4171, ext. 247
Pre-registration required for all workshops.

Lehigh Valley Zoo’s programs for educators are focused on empowering educators with a strong foundation in ecological literacy, skills in inquiry-based learning and principles of field investigation. Our professional development programs provide educators with necessary knowledge, skills and resources to bring meaningful environmental and sustainability education to their students or other audiences and ideas applicable to the classroom. All program activities and materials provided are designed to support These programs incorporate Common Core Standards, Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Frogs, Newts and Axolotyls Oh My!  Workshop
June 25, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Price: $30.00 includes Zoo admission, workshop materials and lunch

Educators will learn about the life cycle of frogs and other amphibians, including their behavior and adaptations, as well as the unique habitats in which they live.  This program will also discuss threats to the frog population, including disease and those caused by humans.  This workshop will include hands-on activities. Participants should dress accordingly for the outdoor activities.  Activities are aligned with the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.
*Instructors are eligible for 6 Act 48 or 6 DPW credits.

Plant Life Workshop
June 26, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Price: $30.00 includes Zoo admission, workshop materials and lunch

Educators will learn about coniferous and deciduous trees, endangered plants, and the threat caused by invasive species.  The program will also explore the importance of plants for animal and human use, and discuss ways that we can preserve the environment for future generations.  Participants will learn innovative teaching strategies and how best to use the Zoo as a learning resource for students and teachers.  Activities are aligned with the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.
*Instructors are eligible for 6 Act 48 or 6 DPW credits.

World of Rainforests Workshop
November 8, 2014
8:30 am to 3:30 pm (Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Price: $30.00 includes Zoo admission, workshop materials and lunch

Educators will learn about the physical and ecological structure of the rainforest, as well as animals and plants native to the area, including their unique adaptations.  The program will discuss the impact of human activities and climate change on the health of the rainforests, and explain ways that these important ecosystems can be preserved for the future.  Participants will learn innovative teaching strategies and how best to use the Zoo as a learning resource for students and teachers.  Activities are aligned with the Pennsylvania Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content.
*Instructors are eligible for 6 Act 48 or 6 DPW credits.

 

 

 

 
 
5150 GAME PRESERVE ROAD, P.O. BOX 519 | SCHNECKSVILLE, PA 18078 | PHONE (610) 799-4171 | FAX (610) 799-4170