Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Check out these learning opportunities at the Blank Park Zoo

The Blank Park Zoo would once again like to invite educators to professional development opportunities that will be held at Blank Park Zoo on the dates listed below.  The workshops are good for one hour of license renewal credit.

Participants engage in relevant inquiry investigations that are connected to the Iowa Core and Next Generation Science Standards, learn research-based instructional practices, and gain knowledge and ideas that will be useful in their classrooms. Lessons are flexible, allowing teachers to adjust for their students’ abilities; and relate to all age groups in several subject areas (science, literacy, mathematics, social studies, and the arts). 

By attending one or more of these workshops, teachers will be eligible to schedule a free classroom animal program. Our education department is willing and able to travel to districts across the state with our classroom programs (animals included!). Our classroom programs are connected to the Iowa Core in
Science may be also adjusted to meet social studies or language standards or other curriculum needs of individual classrooms.

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