Zoo to You Programs

 
 

Zoo Tales to You:

Have the zoo’s animal ambassadors come to your school in this interactive program where we will pair a book with an animal ambassador to engage your students through literature and animals. This program is geared towards students PreK to 2nd grade.

Education professionals will come to your school to read a book and present an animal that fit the book’s theme. Cameron Park Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors are smaller animals from reptiles to mammals.

*The animals presented are dependent on temperament and no particular animals will promised for a program.

Topics:

  • Africa: Book “What’s Up the Coconut Tree” featuring an African Animal Ambassador
  • South America: “The Umbrella” or “Verdi”, featuring a South American Animal Ambassador
  • Texas: Book “Desert Night Desert Day” or “Three Little Javelinas” featuring a Texas Native Animal Ambassador
  • Holiday Themed: “The Mitten”, “The Hat”, or “The Snow Tree” featuring one of our Animal Ambassadors.

Fee:

Zoo Tales to You is $75 per program. Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Please call or email education department to book your program: 254-750-8466 or education@cameronparkzoo.com

Nursing Home Outreach:

Have the Zoo come to your facility to show case our animal ambassadors. Meet 3-4 animals up close and learn more about them as we discuss their importance on our planet. Outreach programs are strictly indoor programs.

*The animals presented are dependent on temperament and no particular animals will promised for a program.

Fee:

Nursing Home Outreach is $75 per program. Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advanced. Please call or email the education department to book your program: 254-750-8466 or education@cameronparkzoo.com

Zoo to You Programs are strictly indoor programs.

Our main concern is the welfare of our animals, and we need to ask your support in the following:  
~ Zoo animals must not be near or mixed with other animals (cannot be in the same room with classroom pets)
~ There must be a 3–foot area around the presenter where the public/class is not permitted
~ A table and two chairs are needed for the presenters
~ An indoors presentation area is required, not in a cafeteria
~ A contact person who can assist the presenters in keeping individuals away from the animal preparation area and be responsible for the conduct of the group
~ The presenter will need a parking space close to the presentation site
~ Presenters have the authority to cancel the program if they feel the animals’ welfare is in jeopardy