The Belize Zoo's Education Department was established in 1986 with a commitment to achieving the following goals:
To heighten awareness and increase appreciation of the natural world.
To promote the recognition and understanding of Belize's unique ecosystems and diverse wildlife.
To instill sound knowledge, positive attitudes and valuable skills that will aid in the preservation of Belize's natural resources.
In order to achieve the above goals, the Education Department has conducted both extensive out-reach and on-site education programs. For example, our onsite education programs allow teachers and students to use the Belize Zoo & Tropical Education Center as both a teaching tool and outdoor classroom. It is estimated that 10,000 students and over 600 teachers visit the Belize Zoo annually and participate in our programs.