Educational Networking Programs for Teachers Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Programs for Teachers

Kids aren’t the only ones having fun at the zoo

Learn about our animals & expand your network in the Tampa Bay Area

Our teacher programs are perfect for teachers in Florida looking for educator networking in Tampa Bay. This off-site teacher outing gives educators a platform to share ideas and brainstorm a plan of action that encourages students to get involved. Programs are hosted by Busch Gardens' Zoo Education staff who facilitates standards-based, interdisciplinary activities and provides a take-home curriculum.

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    Make your Reservation

    Zookeeper for a Night: November 11th, 2017 & February 24th, 2018.
    Animal Adaptations: January 27th, 2018 & March 24th, 2018

    Call 813-884-4FUN(4386) to check availability and reserve your spot.

Educators After Dark

  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Education Teacher Programs Educators After Dark Educator Networking

    Animal Adaptations

    As the sun goes down, teachers are invited to investigate the park after dark. On this tour, you’ll see the amazing nighttime behaviors of nocturnal species and get a chance to come face-to-face with a few animals that have some very special traits.


    ZooKeeper for a Night

    Zookeeper for a Night offers a unique opportunity to see what goes into caring for over 300 species at a world-class zoo. This special sleepover incorporates behind-the-scenes activities that explore the concepts of these species’ behavior, conservation, veterinary care, nutrition and enrichment.

    Details:

      • Sleepovers do not require park admission and park admission is NOT included.
      • Day-of or next-day park admission can be purchased prior to event.
      • Lodging will be at one of our secure, on-site venues at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay.
      • Sleepovers include dinner & breakfast, plus a camp T-shirt and water bottle for each participant.
      • Sleepovers begin with check-in at 5:30 p.m. and end at 9 a.m. the next morning.
      • Bring sleeping gear and wear good walking shoes!
      • Busch Gardens will call guests if event is cancelled due to inclement weather or capacity-related issues. 

    Price: $58 per participant; 10% pass member discount

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