Discovery Den

The Zoo's Educator Resource Library


Woodland Park Zoo's Discovery Den offers the Zoo as a resource beyond just a field trip destination. We host a growing collection of videos, lessons, activities, and curricula for PreK-12 educators, at no cost to you. Our "teach the teacher" approach ensures you have everything you need to help your students meet the level of rigor present in NGSS and Common Core standards, while also developing their identity as scientists.

Why register for Discovery Den?

  • Free registration
  • All materials are free, always
  • Exclusive access to a continually-updating resource library including zookeeper interviews, full science units with implementation training, projects, worksheets, coloring sheets, and more
  • Make your own resource collections you can share with others
  • First to know about PD opportunities
  • Be part of the next generation of collaboration between the Zoo and your school community


Register for Discovery Den



Not ready to register? Preview some of the resources available to you on Discovery Den below.

Middle School Unit

Coexisting with Carnivores is a cross-disciplinary science/social studies unit for middle schoolers. With implementation training and additional resources available, Discovery Den hosts everything you need for your students to study carnivore-community relations, and make a change within their own lives.

Zoo Career Interviews

What's it like working with flamingos? What's the hardest part of being a zookeeper? The most rewarding? Watch our exclusive interviews with people across the Zoo.

Teacher Info Packets

You don't need to be a zoologist to impress your students! Pick up a teacher info packet and take it with you as a facilitator guide on your next field trip, or read it ahead of time and wow your group!



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