Education & Community Engagement

Brookfield Zoo believes everyone, from “cradle to gray,” should experience wildlife and nature. We know spending time in and with nature is essential for physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development and well-being. Our nationally recognized, award winning educators recognize our responsibility to provide one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities that encourage STEAM learning by connecting guests and communities with wildlife and nature. CZS recognizes we are just one part of a great metropolitan ecosystem, and it is our responsibility to ensure we help this ecosystem flourish.

At the zoo

ADVANCED INQUIRY MASTER'S PROGRAM

COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS

FAMILY PLAY PROGRAMS

FIELD TRIPS

KING CONSERVATION SCIENCE SCHOLARS

TEACHING SAFARI

TEACHER Classes & Resources

ZAP! STORYTIME AT THE ZOO

ZOO CAMP

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In the community

ZAP! Conservation Science Adventures

ZAP! Conservation Science Foundations 

ZAP! Conservation Through Gardening 

King Conservation Leadership Academy Community Outreach 

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Virtual programming & Digital resources

Chicago Environmental Network

Climate Literacy Zoo Education Network

Illinois Monarch Project

Lecture SERIES

ZAP! Conservationists In Action 

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