Join us for dynamic workshops on a variety of topics as you connect content area experts and your teaching colleagues at the wildest place in town. The Detroit Zoo is committed to providing engaging, relevant, and exciting learning opportunities to teachers while offering SCECH’s that meet state requirements.
Virtual Learning Labs explore science concepts and skills, while sharing information about the animals the DZS cares for during a live, interactive session. Programs include a virtual visit to a habitat at the Detroit Zoo, an opportunity to interact with DZS staff, and a math or literacy activity. We are able to accommodate all classrooms’ learning settings; we understand that plans change from moment to moment. The 45-minute sessions are held weekdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A classroom visit to the Detroit Zoo is a memory students carry with them long after they board the bus to go back to school. Learning Labs elevate students’ learning by providing immersive experiences that help students take on the identities of scientists, conservationists, and future zoologists as they connect with natural world.
The Day at the Zoo (DATZ) program provides an opportunity for students to experience the Detroit Zoo by awarding financial assistance to classrooms where funds may be limited. Made possible by generous donors, including those who have contributed to the David K. Page Fund, groups granted funding through the DATZ program receive one virtual learning lab or one in-person learning lab.