Oakland Zoo provides free and discounted science education programs through our Zoo-to-Community initiative for underserved students attending Title 1 schools in the Greater Bay Area.
ZTC Eligibility: Title 1 schools in the Greater Bay Area that meet a minimum of 50% Free & Reduced Meal program
For Grades: Kindergarten - 5th
Availability: September - March, Monday - Friday
Programs Available: ZooSchool, Wildlife Assembly, and School ZooMobile
Teachers participating in a ZTC program are required to participate in our PRE and POST surveys. Your application cannot be reviewed until the PRE surveys are completed by each teacher listed in the application.
Zoo-to-Community funding and programs are available from September through March. Applications will only be accepted after September 1st. All applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis and are accepted based on availability of funds.
Scholarship Availability: Dependent on funding, we may need to limit the number of ZTC programs available to each district and school. Please check with us before sending in your application.
Launched in 2006, the project was conceived in response to the need for improved science literacy and outdoor education experiences, and to encourage students to pursue an interest in veterinary, biological, ecological, and conservation sciences.
By removing barriers to participation through free programs and bus transportation, we are able to reach thousands of students through the Zoo-to-Community program.
If you have any questions about the Zoo-To-Community application please contact Daniel Flynn, Program Director, Family, School & Community Outreach.