Micke Grove Zoo

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Education and Interpretive Programs

Micke Grove Zoo's Education Department offers a variety of educational and interpretive programs to provide the community it serves an up-close exploration of the natural world. The Education Department houses a collection of unique education Animal Ambassadors that are featured in many of the zoo's programs. Click the links below to find out more!

But first, teachers! Check out our edZOOcation program summary chart!

Field Trips at Micke Grove Zoo
Micke Grove Zoo offers year-round education classes in the zoo and at the zoo's Alice S. Hunter Education Building. Programs are designed for children in pre-Kindergarten through high school and integrate current standards, including the California life science, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards and STEM. Most of our learning adventures include animal encounters and provide unique connections to the natural world that students would not be able to experience anywhere else!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMS
From June 2 - July 31, we are unable to offer field trip programs due to our summer zoo camp program. However, we still provide off-site ZooMobile programs during this time. Registration for summer zoo mobile programs opens May 19 on the Zoo Mobile page
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Zoo Mobile - Let Us Bring the Zoo to You!
In recent times, schools and other facilities have found it increasingly difficult to fund or organize field trips to sites such as Micke Grove Zoo. Let us relieve your stress and bring the Zoo to YOU using our Zoo Mobile. We bring live animal ambassadors, strong curriculum content, and a great time! Best of all, we can provide it for senior facilities and group picnics, too!

The Zoo Mobile is also available for community outreach!

Zoo Camps
Five day, three hour long zoo camp programs are offered annually during the summer beginning in June and ending in July. We also provide half-day camps during many holiday breaks.

Public Programs
Wouldn't you love to visit the zoo after dark? Or check out the zoo "behind the scenes?" Micke Grove Zoo provides a variety of programs for families, children, and adults. Learn more about our public programs!

Volunteering
We provide a variety of volunteer opportunties for teens interested in education or animal care to seniors passionate about wildlife and wildlife education. Check out all of the ways you can volunteer at your local zoo!

Additional Resources

With specific questions, please call the Micke Grove Zoo Education Department at (209) 331-2138 or email zooed@sjgov.org.

Education Staff



Allison Meador
Director of Conservation Education
ameador@sjgov.org


Kristy B.
Education Specialist
zooed@sjgov.org


Jessica L.
Education Specialist
zooed@sjgov.org


Natalie D.
Education Assistant / Birthday Party Host
mgzooevents@mgzoo.com