Teacher packets, activity sheets and media resources



Woodland Park Zoo’s Youth and Adult Engagement team focuses on programs that develop connections to nature and animals, scientific understanding, and promote connections to self and community.


Close up of several fern fronds

Meet Our Herd!

Learn more about WPZ's mountain goats and explore their adaptations to their mountainous habitat through two hands-on activities.

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Early morning at Northern Trail

Meet Our Pack!

Get to know Woodland Park Zoo's wolf pack and learn more about wolves and other canids.

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Local bird

Be a Nature Detective

Stop, look, and listen! There are clues to be found from the wildlife all around us. This week we will explore signs of animal presence through a lesson, nature walk and art activity.

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Welcome Spring!

Spring is arriving and the signs of the changing seasons are all around us. Take some time to pause, observe nature, and witness the start of spring. 

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Close up of several fern fronds

Every Day is Earth Day!

We can each care for our natural communities in our own way and there are so many ways we can positively impact the natural world! This week, learn some tools and techniques to contribute to our understanding of local species and get creative by reusing materials for a new purpose.

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Local bird

Birds, Birds, Everywhere!

Open your eyes and ears to the birds in your area! Birds are active at all times of year and there is always something to see or hear when you pause to observe. Learn some bird identification basics with an easy-to-use app, put your new skills into practice on a bird walk, and make a sound map.

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Sow bugs on a slice of watermelon

Digging Into Decomposers

While we sometimes overlook them, decomposers are important organisms who play a vital role in keeping our environment healthy. Look for local decomposers, watch decomposition up close, and explore soil in this set of activities.

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Self-Guided Visits

These information packets can be valuable aids for connecting your zoo field trip with your classroom curriculum. Resources are provided for focusing your field trip on a specific animal group, on a biome represented at Woodland Park Zoo, or for engaging your students in inquiry-based activities during their zoo visit.

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Presentation Resources

The PowerPoint presentations are available to download at no charge. These presentations are intended for educational use only.

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Grades K-12

The packets can be used to help you design a curriculum for use at the zoo or in your classroom. Original publication and revision dates are listed under the title of each packet.

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Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

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Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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