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Student & Youth Groups

Grant-funded Programs

At a Glance

  • San Diego County Schools—Select Districts
  • Classes Available for Grades K–5
  • For more information, email EducationZoo@sdzwa.org
  • For Kindergarten–Grade 1 classes at Title I schools in San Diego County:

    Wild at Heart

    Blending social and emotional learning, and Next Generation Science Standards, this two-part program includes a visit to your classroom and a field trip to the Zoo for your class (transportation reimbursement provided). 

    For Grade 2 classes in San Diego County:

    Habitat Heroes

    For over 50 years, the San Diego Zoo has offered a free field trip to all second grade classes in San Diego County that includes an up-close wildlife encounter and a guided bus tour of the Zoo. This year, the program content has been reimagined to better address Next Generation Science Standards for second grade.

    For Grade 3 classes at Title I schools in San Diego County:

    Forecast Climate Science

    In this two-part program that includes a classroom visit and a field trip to the Zoo, students will discover how San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is working toward creating positive changes for our climate, as well as how students can be allies for the healthy future of our planet. Transportation reimbursement is provided. 

    For Grade 4 classes at Title I schools in San Diego County:

    Watershed Heroes

    A Zoo educator, Dr. Zoolittle, and a wildlife ambassador will bring hands-on activities to your classroom to help students discover how our daily actions affect the health of local watersheds. Students will expand their learning on a follow-up Zoo field trip, where they will learn how they can be allies for watersheds around the world. 

    For Grade 5 classes at Title I schools in Southern San Diego County:

    Wildlife Rangers

    Fifth grade classes at select districts in San Diego County will step into the role of a wildlife ranger in this two-part program that includes a classroom visit and a field trip to a local wildlife refuge. Students will practice scientific skills used by wildlife rangers and conservation specialists—locally and around the world—to protect wildlife. 


    For more information about any of these programs, and to sign up, please email EducationZoo@sdzwa.org.

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