School and Teacher Engagement
The outdoor classroom is powerful. It encourages focus and curiosity while supporting students across many disciplines. When combined with the magic of live animal observation, the outdoor classroom becomes a living entity, fostering deep and transformational learning. Welcome to your amazing outdoor classroom, the Los Angeles Zoo. We can’t wait to explore with you!
Virtual Field Trips
Join us for a virtual field trip to your Los Angeles Zoo. The L.A. Zoo is an amazing place to experience nature. This field trip can be used by anyone, including teachers, guardians, and students. Use our Virtual Field Trip Guide to help you find the things you need to make this the perfect experience for you. Have fun exploring!
Acompáñanos en una excursión virtual por tu zoológico de Los Ángeles. El zoológico de Los Ángeles es un lugar increíble para experimentar con la naturaleza. Esta excursión puede ser utilizada por cualquier persona, incluyendo maestros, tutores y estudiantes. Utiliza nuestra Guía de viaje de excursión (próximamente) para ayudar a encontrar lo que necesitas para crear la experiencia perfecta para ti. ¡Diviértete explorando!
For field trip information related to all LAUSD and non-LAUSD primary or secondary schools, university, and adult school special needs field trips, including scholarships, please view our Community Programs page.
Slow Down Zones
The L.A. Zoo invites school groups to join the Learning & Engagement team as scientists at our new Slow Down Zones! Students will have opportunities to make observations, ask questions, and develop hypotheses in real time. Make sure to ask where the Slow Down Zones are as you arrive and we’ll see you in the field!
April: LAIR/ Elephants (Cambodia)
Teacher Professional Development Workshops
- Sense of Place – October 12, 2019
- Nature Play – November 16, 2019
- California Wildlife and Community Science – January 25, 2020
- Bringing the Outdoors In – February 22, 2020
For more information on Teacher Professional Development Workshops and Preview Days contact [email protected].