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Zoo Keeper 101

Second Grade

Your second graders have just been hired as Zoo Keepers. What will their new job entail?

Program Description

Students will learn the ropes of being an animal keeper as they rotate through different learning stations throughout the Zoo. They will compare and contrast the basic needs as they meet live animals up close in our classroom. While on tour they will see animals from around the world to discover how Zoo Keepers plan animal habitats to meet the needs of each animal. Then explore wild Florida as we travel to the bear habitat to learn how Keepers care for Florida’s wildlife!

Florida State Standards:

Big Idea 14:  Organization and Development of Living

Big Idea 16:  Heredity and Reproduction

Big Idea 17:  Interdependence
SC.2.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2

Strand:  Geography; Standard 1:  The World in Spatial Terms
SS.2.G.1.2., SS.2.G.1.3, SS.2.G.1.4

Strand:  Writing Applications Standard 2:  Informative

Strand:  Communications Standard 1:  Penmanship


Program Details

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dates:  Monday – Friday

Ages: 2nd Grade

Group Size Per Day – Min. 15 students, 1 adult / Max. 54, 12 adults

*Please plan to schedule more than one date if you have more than 54 students.


Students: $13.00 each

Teachers: Free

One Chaperone per 10 students required: Free

Additional chaperones at $16.60 per person.


Seminole County Public School Discount Rate:

Students: $9.75 each

Teachers: Free

One chaperone per 10 students required: Free

Additional chaperones at $16.60 per person


Safety Measures

  • All participants will be required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth.
  • Social distancing measures will be in place during all activities.
  • Participants will have regularly scheduled hand washing breaks and hand sanitizer will be available in all activity spaces.
  • Group size is limited to accommodate social distancing measures.


Reservations Required Two Weeks in Advance 


Call: 407-323-4450 ext. 123

Email: education@centralfloridazoo.org



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