Teacher Workshops

Teacher workshops at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are designed to foster knowledge, appreciation, and awareness of our natural world and to empower educators with innovative and exciting strategies to teach about animals and the conservation of their fragile habitats. Our workshops utilize a multidisciplinary approach that teachers will find easy to incorporate into their curricula. Zoo tours, biofacts, live animal visits, and make-and-take art projects will guarantee an enriching learning experience. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 48 Approved Provider.

Important:  If you have a credit voucher you would like to use as payment, you must register by mail!  Please complete a registration form and return it with a copy of your credit voucher to the address on the bottom of the form. 

Content is geared for teachers teaching Pre-K to Grade 2.
Times: 9am-3:30pm
Fee: $45 per workshop
Act 48 Credit: 6 hours



Polar Blast - Saturday, February 22, 2014- FULL!
Explore one of the most extreme climates on earth! This workshop will focus on activities that will help your students discover how polar creatures manage to survive in their icy habitat.  

Click here for the teacher workshop packet!

Registration is closed!

It Started with an Egg - Saturday, April 5, 2014
Eggs aren’t just for breakfast!  This hands-on workshop will focus on ways to introduce your students to the egg-straordinary structure and function of eggs and the diversity of the animals that lay them.

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Registration is closed!


*Note: many activities will take place outside. Dress appropriately for the weather.  Please bring a packed lunch! 

Registration is online only unless you are redeeming a credit voucher.



Educators at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will create a workshop to meet the specific needs of your group of 15 or more teachers. Workshops can be held at the Zoo or in your school. For more information, please contact the Assistant Curator of Conservation Education at mreardon@pittsburghzoo.org or by calling 412.365.2521.


The Zoo has been providing teacher education programs since 1988 and has facilitated more than 100 teacher workshops on a variety of topics, including biodiversity, wetlands, endangered species, primates and animal behavior research. All of the Zoo's workshops have been developed with the needs of teachers in mind, and all have incorporated Pennsylvania State Standards for Ecology and the Environment and Pennsylvania State Standards for Science and Technology.