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Tulsa Zoo opens 'zoo school'

Tulsa Zoo zoo school (KTUL).
Tulsa Zoo zoo school (KTUL).
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The Tulsa Zoo started a new learning program for 2023 called zoo school.

It aligns with Oklahoma state teaching standards to teach kids in kindergarten through fifth grade about nature and wildlife.

“Zoo school was first offered during COVID-19 as a virtual education option,” said Tulsa Zoo Education Manager of Reserved Programs Chris Young. “The program was a favorite among home-schooled families, so we felt it was important to bring it back permanently as an additional tool for the zoo to teach children about nature.”

Tulsa Zoo is offering sessions in May that focus on ocean habitats.

Each session lasts for three hours and includes traditional classroom learning, educational activities, trips throughout the zoo, and a visit from an education ambassador animal.

The first session is on May 16 and is for children in grades Kindergarten through second grade.

The second session is on May 18 and is open to third-graders through fifth-graders.

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You can find more information and register for these sessions at the Tulsa Zoo website under Schools and Groups.


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