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The Great American Teach In

Invite the Zoo to Your School

Each year we are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the Great American Teach In, an important educational opportunity. Last year, we were humbled to receive more than 150 requests for speakers from teachers, administrators, parents and students. We are proud to have sent 15 staff members and volunteers to visit 10 Bay area schools, which enabled us to reach more than 2,200 children.

If you would like to invite the Zoo to your school, please fill out a simple request form for lottery-style potential selection.  While we regret that we are unable to fulfill every request, we strive to provide supplemental educational resources by way of self-guided field trips, teacher packets, and other off-site visits.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that depends on the work of staff, volunteers and committed supporters throughout our community to provide quality programs and services. We can appreciate firsthand your hard work and that of your colleagues to provide excellence in education, and hope that we can work together in that endeavor.

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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