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MA-10-16-0096-16

Zoo Atlanta
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$106,574.00
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
GA
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

Zoo Atlanta will expand its collaboration with the Fulton County School System by providing educational programming and training to support five Title I elementary schools' journeys toward STEM Certification. This project will allow the zoo to better serve its public by strengthening its relationships with the metro Atlanta school systems and by broadening access to those who would normally not be able to visit the zoo. Each of the five partner schools will receive the following in each year of this three-year project: a professional development workshop, educator access to an online classroom portal; three visits from the Zoo Mobile Outreach Program; a transportation stipend; and three Zoo Field School programs. The zoo will measure the success of this program by evaluating the extent to which this project supports communities of practice by increasing the zoo's ability to collaborate with underserved school audiences and encourage educators to explore the zoo's role in supporting classroom learning.