Partnership Programs

Climate Change Partnership

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore invites middle school teachers (grades 6-8) in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to participate in a school-based partnership focused on climate change.

The climates of the world are changing at an alarming rate and we can see these changes in ecosystems around us. With collective action, we can help reduce the negative impact of our everyday activities on the climate. This partnership program has been developed to encourage, facilitate, and support positive student actions related to climate change.

The Partnership supports the Zoo’s mission to inspire and educate people to join with it in active support and conservation of wildlife and wild places. Through this partnership, teachers and students become active agents for change as they investigate climate change drivers and issues in their community and develop a project to address these issues at their school.

The 2017 Partnership includes:

  • FREE Zoo visit to your classroom by Zoo educators*
  • Bus reimbursement of up to $300 for travel to the Zoo
  • FREE ZOOlab class at the Zoo for up to 30 students
  • Small teacher stipend

*Please note that Zoo educators will not be bringing animals to the class visit.

The 2017 Climate Change Partnership program is supported by a generous grant from the SunTrust Foundation.

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Complete Part 1 of the application.  

Complete Part 2 of the application. (Commitment Form)


Space in the program is limited and completed applications do not guarantee acceptance into the program. Teachers are invited to apply as individuals or groups. If accepted, full participation in this program is expected from each teacher.

Please contact School Programs Coordinator Christina Thompson at 443-552-5303 for more information.

 FREE ZOOlab opportunity for spring 2017!

The Maryland Zoo is excited to offer a special opportunity to Title-I designated schools in Baltimore City. Though many people think of cities as places barren of wildlife, urban habitats can become biodiversity hubs given proper care and effort. Baltimore City middle schoolers are invited to come to the Zoo and engage in a workshop that will empower them to positively impact the natural world in their own backyards.

Participating classes will receive:

  • Reimbursement (up to $300) for bus transportation to the Zoo
  • Free ZOOlab (60 minutes)

Estimated value= $430.00

For more information, contact School and Teacher Programs Coordinator Tim Grunert at 443-552-5296.


This program is supported by a generous grant from The Remmel Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.