Zoo-to-Community


Oakland Zoo provides free science education programs through our Zoo-to-Community initiative for underserved students attending
Title 1 schools in Alameda County.

Important Information

ZTC Eligibility: Title 1 Schools in Alameda County
For Grades: Kindergarten - 5th
Availability: September - March, Monday - Friday
Programs Available: ZooSchool, Wildlife Assembly, and School ZooMobile

Teacher Responsibilities

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.

When to Apply

ZTC program funding is available from September through March.

How to Apply

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.

  1. Fill out the ZTC Application completely.
  2. Fill out the Request Form for the School Program, ZooSchool, Wildlife Assembly, or School ZooMobile, you are interested in. Ensure all signatures and contact information are included.
  3. Email the ZTC Application and the corresponding program Request Form to our Reservations Associate or fax to 510-729-7324.
  4. Have each teacher named on your application complete the PRE survey on SurveyMonkey (a link to the survey is on the application). Please notify our Reservations Associate by email once all teachers have submitted their surveys.

History of Zoo-to-Community

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.

Questions

If you have any questions about the Zoo-To-Community application please contact Daniel Flynn, School Programs Manager.

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