ZOO SAFARI 2014
All classes for the 2014
season are full. Watch for information about the program in
the next coming months here and on the City's Channel 15
Ellen Trout Zoo has a brochure available describing the
venomous snakes found in East Texas. The PDF brochure
is available in both
Spanish. The brochure was written by Gordon
Henley, Zoo Director and is illustrated with photographs by
Celia Falzone, General Curator. Editorial assistance
was provided by J. Colin Crawford, Education Assistant.
The brochures provide written and photographic descriptions
of the 5 species of venomous snakes found in Angelina
continues to be an integral part of the Ellen Trout Zoo's
statement of purpose. Ellen Trout Zoo began offering
formalized educational programs in 1977 to schools in the
East Texas area. This important educational resource
has expanded its role and offerings over the past years to
include a broad spectrum of both formalized and informal
programs. Current offerings include:
on Wheels: A series of in-classroom programs
designed to expand on wildlife oriented curriculum for
elementary students. Subjects include endangered
species, animal adaptations, animal taxonomy, and
rainforest environments. These programs meet state
mandates for science and are offered free of charge.
- Feeding Labs:
A zoo classroom presentation for second grade that
focuses on animal nutrition.
- Guided Tours:
Three types of guided tours are available
- General tours
- Animal adaptations
- Endangered species
Now is the time to schedule
tours and feeding labs. Call Charlotte at 633-0403 or
email her at email@example.com.
Workshops: Workshops are offered to area
teachers both at the zoo and on their own campuses.
Workshops are also conducted with Region VII (Texas
University Internships: Texas A&M
State University and Stephen F. Austin State University
have placed student interns at the Zoo for the past six
years. Internships provided students with hands-on
experiences working with exotic wildlife in a captive
management situation that are difficult to obtain.
Curriculum Supplements: Part of the
programming offered includes supplemental information
for the classroom and for class visits to the zoo.
Teachers may download the following information.
need the Adobe® Acrobat®
Reader to view and print these files. To download
Acrobat Reader free,
If you are interested in
learning more about these programs, contact Charlotte Henley