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Weekday Home School Volunteens

Fort Worth Zoo Home School programThis program provides local home-schooled teens, ages 12 to 17, the opportunity to assist our Zoo Preschool teachers. They help set up, clean up and assist students with crafts and excursions into the Zoo. Volunteens come in once a week for either half of the day or a full day. There are also Summer Zoo Camp volunteen opportunities. The fall session runs from September to December and the spring session runs from January to May. Applications are completed online and interviews are scheduled after the final application date. After interviewing all applicants, the Education staff will make selections. Selected Volunteens are required to attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the semester.

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Fort Worth Zoo Home School ClassesHome School Classes

The Fort Worth Zoo offers classes for home-schooled children ages 6 to 12 two Tuesdays a month from September to December and January to May. Classes, $25 each, are from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. and include a live animal presentation, guided Zoo hike and a themed lesson. Please note that the same class is offered twice a month.

Fall 2019 Home School Classes
Children ages 6 to 8:

Read your way through jungles, forests and savannas this fall as students learn about animals through literature. Whether through meeting new characters or exploring new places, every book and literary piece will offer insight and education about wildlife around the world while also introducing students to literary genres and writing. 


Aug. 20, 27 | Storytelling: Mud City
Sept. 10, 24 | Fables: The Lion and the Mouse
Oct. 8, 22 | Nonfiction: Giraffes at Home
Nov. 5, 12 | True Story: Looking for Miza
Dec. 3, 10 | Poems: Lizards, Frogs, and Pollywogs

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Children ages 9 to 12:

Dive into the scientific realm as students this fall learn about the biology of different animals. Discover what makes a species different from another - and maybe even learn some surprising similarities! 


Aug. 20, 27 | Flora
Sept. 10, 24 | Birds
Oct. 8, 22 | Mammals
Nov. 5, 12 | Reptilia
Dec. 3, 10 | Arthropods 

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Home School Art Classes

Home school art classes are offered two Tuesdays a month for 6 to 12 year olds from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Each class, students will create art using a variety of mediums inspired by various areas in the zoo.

Please note the same class is offered twice a month. 

Dates Themes
Aug. 20, 27 African Savanna
Sept. 10, 24 Asian Falls
Oct. 8, 22 MOLA
Nov. 5, 12 Texas Wild!
Dec. 3, 10 Raptor Canyon


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For more information, contact the education department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
phone: 817-759-7200
fax: 817-759-7201
email: education@fortworthzoo.org