The primary rationale for establishing the Zoological Garden was for instruction of students on the fauna of Israel, and this tradition is still preserved today.
Various groups participate in courses at the Zoological Garden:
Tel Aviv University students, whose studies at the zoo constitute
an integral part of their overall instruction in zoology; students
from other universities and from the various colleges and teachers'
seminaries; instructors from the Society for the Protection of Nature;
and wardens from the Nature Reserves Authority.
The Zoological Gardens also offers educational activities run
These activities present the world of
scientific research in the fields of
nature and the environment, to youth, teachers, people
working in environmental organizations,
and the public at large. The school activities
are aimed at pupils from 1st to 12th grade.
The pupils are given guided tours of
about 90 minutes covering a variety of
subjects, chosen in accordance with the school curriculum
for the different age groups. They learn
about the different divisions in the
animal kingdom, adaptation of animals to their environment,
animal communication, reproduction and
care of offspring, animal behavior, and
other relevant subjects. During the tour the pupils
take part in various activities. The
instructors on these tours are MSc and
PhD students at the Zoology Department. Additional information
on Nature Campus and its educational
activities at the zoological gardens
can be found at its website: