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The Zoo to You Outreach Program was launched in 2013 as an initiative to connect underserved students attending Title I schools in San Joaquin County with nature as well as to improve science literacy countywide. These programs are available on a scholarship basis based on available grant funds, donations, and corporate sponsorships. The more community support the Education Department receives for these programs the more scholarships its staff can provide.

If you are a teacher that is interested in having one of these programs provided for your class, please read the information below and then complete and submit a Zoo to You Outreach Program Scholarship Application available at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Meador, Director of Conservation Education, at (209) 331-2138.


·       The Zoo to You Outreach Program is available Monday – Friday, excluding Wednesdays from September – December between the hours of 9:30AM and 12:00PM. No more than three programs can be provided on any given day at any site.

·    We reserve the right to restrict the number of programs provided to each school or school district. Each class may only apply once per school year.

·    Scholarship funds for the Zoo to You Outreach Program are available only to the Title I K-5 schools in San Joaquin County that have at least 60% or more of their students on the Free or Reduced Lunch Program.

·    This program is not available for pre-schools, high schools, or private schools or for assemblies.

·    Programs are designed to fit the California state science standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and STEM frameworks for each grade level.

HOW TO APPLY - Faxed or e-mailed applications are not accepted.

1.   Fully complete and submit the Zoo to You Outreach Program Scholarship Application available in the section below.

2.   Have all teachers applying for a program within the same school and grade level complete the pre-survey on SurveyMonkey and then notify the Education Director, Allison Meador, at (209) 331-2138 when all teachers have submitted their response. Your application will not be reviewed until the pre-surveys are completed by each teacher listed on your application. Beginning August 18, the survey can be completed at: 

(The application period for this scholarship opportunity has closed.)

3.   All teachers must agree to complete our post-visit materials and survey terms. The link to the post-survey will be sent by e-mail within 0-2 days of the program and must be completed within (6) days of the program. Teachers that fail to complete the post-survey will not be allowed to apply for a scholarship for the next school year. The completion of these surveys will guarantee future funding for these programs.

4.   Mail applications at least three weeks before closest desired program date to:

The Micke Grove Zoo Education Department
ATTN: Zoo to You Outreach Program

11793 N. Micke Grove Road

Lodi, CA 95240


Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. 

Zoo to You Outreach Program Scholarship Application - PERIOD CLOSED 12.15.14