Please be advised that on April 25 at Franklin Park Zoo and April 26 at Stone Zoo, we will be conducting a routine animal escape drill. These drills are an important part of our preparedness training. While the drill is occurring, guests will be asked to move to certain areas within the Zoo for a brief period of time (not to exceed 10 minutes). We will do our best to have minimal impact on the guest experience. We are very dedicated to safety and we appreciate your participation. If you have any questions about what to expect, please do not hesitate to contact us at 617-989-2000 or info@zoonewengland.com.

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Educator Resources

Students and teachers in participating schools have the opportunity to actively and significantly participate in a real-world rare species conservation programs. Join us in our work to protect these amazing species here in Massachusetts!

Blanding's Turtles

At each participating school, our biologist-educators provide high quality classroom presentations and field trips built around the students’ participation in the Blanding’s turtle headstarting program. Together, we learn about wildlife conservation, wetland ecology, and landscape history, focusing on inquiry-based skills at the center of the Next Generation Science Standards. All of our instructors have extensive experience working as field biologists with Blanding’s turtles as well as experience at leading educational enrichment programs for students from elementary grades through high school.

If you're interested in possibly caring for young turtles in your classroom, please fill out our information request form below.

Blanding's Turtles Classroom Information Request Form

Eastern Spadefoot Toads

At each participating school, our biologist-educators provide high quality classroom presentations and field trips built around the students’ participation in the eastern spadefoot toad or wood frog headstarting program. Together, we learn about wildlife conservation, vernal pool ecology, and landscape history, focusing on inquiry-based skills at the center of the Next Generation Science Standards. All of our instructors have extensive experience working as field biologists with vernal pool ecology and spadefoot toads, as well as experience at leading educational enrichment programs for students from elementary grades through high school.

If you're interested in possibly caring for native tadpoles, whether wood frog or eastern spadefoot toads, in your classroom, please fill out our information request form below.

Frog/Toad Classroom Information Request Form