The Zoo is not just for kids, adults can join in the fun too. From our famous Horse Hands programs, to custom Night Camps, the Zoo has something for you. You can even earn your Master’s Degree with the Zoo. Looking for something unique and fun for your next business event or social outing? Spend the night at the Zoo with a custom Night Camp program or have us come to you with our ZooToYou Outreach programs.

Horse Hands Program

If you have never been on a horse before, or if you are somewhat experienced with horses but would like to learn more about their behavior and caregiving, or just generally brush up on your horsemanship skills, then this program is for you. Each Horse Hands Program is a four-week series. Participants must attend all four sessions to develop riding skills and receive a certificate.  Participants will learn about horsemanship, animal observation, behavior, and bonding. For more information please visit our Horse Hands page.

Graduate Degree Program

The Phoenix Zoo is partnering with Miami University of Ohio and Project Dragonfly to offer a ground-breaking and low-cost graduate degree for anyone interested in science education and community engagement. If you’re looking for a program that is student-driven, community-focused and can be completed while you work, this program is for you. Visit our main Graduate Program page for more information.

Growing Up Wild Curriculum Training: Exploring Nature with Young Children

Growing Up Wild is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the guide and 4 hours toward continuing education.

Growing Up WILD’s activity guide:

  • Is written for early childhood educators of children ages 3-7.
  • Features 27 field-tested, hands-on, nature-based activities in a full-color 11”x17’’ activity guide.
    Includes crafts, art projects, music, conservation activities, reading and math connections and much more.
  • Involves social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive domains to help foster learning and development in all areas.
  • Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate.
  • Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and     the Head Start Domains.

Fee: Members: $20, Non-members: $20

November 16, 2013 –  8:30 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m.
February 1, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Register here or our call Reservations department at 602-914-4333.  Group workshops can be scheduled for groups of 25 or more.

Contact Gabby Hebert at 602.286.3822 or for more information.