WCS has been working to protect bison for more than 100 years. Our founder William Hornaday was instrumental in bringing them back from the brink of extinction at the turn of the 20th century. Since then we have been advocating for bison in the wild and at the Bronx Zoo. WCS has been working to protect American bison through partnership with the National Park Service to understand the genetic integrity of bison in federal herds. This project from WCS North America showcases our continued efforts. Plus, curriculum tools for the classroom delve into the past, present, and future of WCS bison work to help students understand important interdisciplinary and cross cutting concepts.
Connecting Conservation to the Classroom
Hear from our professional development educators about how bison can be a model species to understand important STEM concepts for the classroom.