Amur Tiger

Classroom Animal Adoption Programs

A.D.O.P.T.S. Program
Animals Depend on People to Survive

Invite your students to help raise funds to help preserve precious species. When we teach children about conservation, they become involved in the responsibility we share to preserve and care for our world. All funds donated to ADOPTS go toward caring for the animals here at the Zoo.

By participating in this important program, your students will learn about and develop a connection to their classroom’s chosen animal. Many of these animals are endangered species whose very survival depends on all of us working together on conservation efforts. Adoptions are a fun and interesting way to encourage the natural curiosity children have about animals.

Many teachers use a classroom adoption to connect geography, history, environmental studies and science with an animal that students can actually see at the Zoo. Such connections often have a lasting and long-reaching effect on a child’s awareness of our world.

As an A.D.O.P.T.S. program participant your class will receive:

  • A picture and information card for the classes’ chosen animal
  • An adoption certificate suitable for framing
  • A plush animal

Cost: Classroom adoptions start at $75.

For more information, click here or call (502) 238-5389, or e-mail christine.vanormer@louisvilleky.gov.