Teacher Packets

Woodland Park Zoo offers teachers packets on a variety of subjects. Each packet contains background information, fact sheets, activity ideas and resource information. Packets are available for download. Click here for information on packet topics and download instructions.

Zoo Visit Activity Sheets

These pre-visit sheets, self-guided tours and scavenger hunts can help you focus your student during your self-guided zoo field trip. Click here to see a full list of resources available to download.

Media Resources

Presentations for Your Classroom - These downloadable Powerpoint presentations (available as compressed files for PC or Macintosh) can be used as introductions or supplements to your classroom lessons or your zoo visit. These presentations can be modified to better adapt the content for your students. Click here for a list of presentations.

Zoo Edition

Access the most recent copy of Zoo Edition, the Zoo's newsletter for Educators or sign-up to receive new copies. Published twice yearly in February and August, Zoo Edition provides educators with information and updates on Woodland Park Zoo's programs and resources for schools and other educational groups.

Zoo Career Information for Your Students

Do your students know that the zoo employs more than 250 people in careers from accounting to zookeeping? These pages include slideshows on Animal Health, Horticulture and Zookeeping careers as well as links to additional information on zoo careers.

You and your students can also find excerpts from interviews with Woodland Park Zoo staff members which were originally published in the Career Corner column in ZooEdition, Woodland Park Zoo's teacher newsletter. The most current Career Corner can be found in the Teacher Newsletter,  ZooEdition. Archived Career Corner interviews can be found here.

Resources for Loan

To borrow any of these resources download the registration form here.

Woodland Park Zoo Exhibit Information

Woodland Park Zoo's 92 acres are divided into bioclimatic zones, featuring different natural habitats ranging from humid tropical rain forests and coastal deserts to temperate rain forests such as we have here in the Pacific Northwest.

Animals Exhibited at Woodland Park Zoo

This list provides a general guide to animals exhibited at Woodland Park Zoo. Animal fact sheets are available for select animals in the list.

Schools Supporting Woodland Park Zoo and Our Field Conservation Partners

Every day Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and creates lifelong memories that inspire people to conserve the natural world. Every gift, large or small, helps the zoo build a better community — your community. Here are ways your students can invest in a more sustainable future for wildlife!


Recycling at Your School 

There are so many items that can be recycled but need to be collected differently than the large, catch-all recycling bin.  Click here to find out what those items are and how you and your school and start a recycling program of your own to keep these resources out of the landfill!



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