Justify Your Field Trip
Need to convince your principal or superintendent that the Zoo is the place to go? Use these resources to strengthen your case for a truly engaging field trip!
Our Field Trip Factsheet gives examples of how the Zoo helps teachers make curriculum connections outside the classroom.
This sample permission slip can be edited to suit your needs and explains to parents why going to the Zoo is a valuable experience for their child.
"It was so much fun to watch the students’ reactions when completing their scavenger hunt and having an opportunity to observe the animals in person and make different connections of why they’re endangered based from their research. Thanks again for your efforts, and I look forward again to reconnecting in the future about ways to collaborate together."
Bill Fikioris, Erdenheim Elementary
"Thank you for our amazing trip yesterday! Your staff was extremely helpful and great with our kids. We really appreciate all of the work that you do and the fact that our students can have these experiences due to your program. Many of them had never been to a zoo before and were elated to be there and learn about the animals and conservation programs."
Jessica Donahue, Harrison-Morton Middle School
"I teach a course in informal science learning at the College of New Jersey for preservice teachers. For the past two years, we have visited the zoo as part of our course, and each time, the students have raved about the excellent educators at the zoo. Each staff member we came across was knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. They engaged me, my students, and many visitors (children and adults) that we observed on our trip in meaningful science learning in a fun, informal environment."
Lauren Madden, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey