Webinars

Our teacher webinars are a unique opportunity to learn directly from WCS scientists about global conservation efforts that affect our planet.

Our webinar series is inspired by global conservation challenges that WCS is working to solve. These include local livelihoods, natural resource use, wildlife health, and climate change. Each webinar features a discussion with a WCS scientist followed by a presentation by an educator from one of our facilities. Participants will hear about conservation projects while simultaneously learning how to incorporate this important research into their curriculum. By pairing these two facets of the WCS mission we are helping to bring conservation into classrooms around the country.

Benefits

  • Learn about conservation efforts locally and abroad
  • Discover ways WCS works to save wildlife and wild places through research and conservation
  • Enjoy conservation stories from WCS scientists
  • Provide your students with positive STEM role models
  • View spectacular field photos, video and presentations
  • Explore strategies and resources to enhance your curriculum with wildlife

Teacher Webinars

These webinars are previously recorded from a live event. Please disregard requests to participate as the live functions are no longer active.


Mannahatta2409.org

In this webinar, Eric Sanderson, landscape ecologist, explains project Mannahatta that explores the historical and current ecology of New York City. David Johnston will then show teachers how to use this program in the classroom.

Original Air Date: February 3, 2015

The Potential for Environmental Conservation to Improve Human Health

Hear from Chris Golden, the Director of Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages at WCS until 2015, about how conservation can impact human health. Then our educator Amanda Lindell will take you through how to bring these topics into the classroom.

Original Air Date: March 3, 2015

Visionmaker.NYC: A Teaching Tool for Investigating Nature in Cities (formerly Urban Ecology)

Jason Aloisio and Paloma Krakower show teachers how to use urban ecology in the classroom. This segment is focused on elementary school students.

Original Air Date: September 23, 2015

Visionmaker.NYC: A Teaching Tool for Investigating Nature in Cities (formerly Urban Ecology)

Jason Aloisio and Paloma Krakower show teachers how to use urban ecology in the classroom. This segment is focused on high school students.

Original Air Date: September 23, 2015

The following three webinars focus on our Blue York campaign and the ocean science happening in and around New York City.

SHARKS

Learn about sharks and shark ecology from the Director of the New York Seascape program, Merry Camhi. Then WCS professional development coordinator Jenny Wilkins will show you how to use these animals in your classroom!

Original Air Date: December 2, 2015

WHALES

Join WCS expert, Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, for a conversation about whales and their migration through New York City waterways, followed by a presentation from educator Kathryn Atkins on how to bring this science into your classroom.

Original Air Date: February 3, 2016

AMERICAN EELS

Hear from our science expert, Jake LaBelle, about his work with American eels, and zoo educator, Paloma Krakower, about how to connect students to this exciting work.

Original Air Date: April 13, 2016


For more great conservation videos and curated curricular resources, visit WCS Presents Field Sight

Questions can be directed to teacherinfo@wcs.org or (718) 220-5136.

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