Professional Development

The Education Division of WCS offers a variety of learning experiences for teachers.

Whether on-site at one of our five WCS parks across the city, online from the comfort of your home, or through our partnerships, teachers can earn credit as they learn how to connect to wild nature.

Online Teacher Academy

Through convenient online and hybrid in-person and online programs, we are reaching new audiences of busy educators. Courses include books, kits, and other educational materials to use in the classroom. Our online courses are also a great way for you to connect your students to educators around the country and throughout the world!

On-site Professional Development

The Education Division of WCS offers teacher courses throughout the year, on weekends as well as during vacations, at all five WCS parks across the city. All courses provide new teacher credit and many can be taken for graduate credits from area colleges or P credits from the NYC Board of Education.

Advanced Inquiry Program

The Wildlife Conservation Society and Project Dragonfly at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, are partnering to bring a groundbreaking new master's degree program to the New York metropolitan area. WCS welcomed its first cohort in the summer of 2014.

WEBINARS AND WEBCASTS

Learn directly from WCS experts about their work to protect wildlife and wild places. Discover ways to engage your students with core science concepts while providing your students with positive STEM role models.

Urban Advantage

Urban Advantage is a standards-based partnership program designed to improve students' understanding of scientific inquiry through collaborations between urban public school systems and science cultural institutions such as zoos, botanical gardens, museums, and science centers.

Conservation Education Fellowship

Our Conservation Education Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students to explore conservation education in depth. Fellows study global conservation issues and learn the skills they'll need to foster a wildlife classroom that invites student-directed learning.

Teacher Advisory Council

Are you interested in becoming even more involved in the Zoo's conservation education initiatives? The Zoo's Teacher Advisory Council (TAC) may be the opportunity for you.

School Partnerships

An integrated model of professional development that creates Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and happens over a sustained period of team within schools leads to change in teacher practice and therefore increased student achievement.

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

Get a Free Sticker

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

Speak up for a global ivory ban

All ivory markets are a threat to elephants. Shutting them down is essential if we are to stop the killing.

The upcoming CITES Conference of the Parties is a big opportunity. It's a treaty meeting of 182 governments to decide regulations around wildlife trade.

Tell the U.S. Delegation to CITES to be a strong voice in support of a global ivory ban.

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