Conservation Engineering

The engineering design process is vital in so many efforts within conservation, from exhibit design to human-wildlife conflict mitigation. Engineering allows students to be creative in solving real world problems as they think about the challenge, the required constraints and criteria, the materials available, and the possible solutions. Learn from WCS experts about the ways we already utilize engineering in our zoos and aquarium as well as in our global field conservation work and then engage with the engineering design process to apply these concepts to new challenges.

Connecting Conservation to the Classroom

Hear from a WCS educator about the value of engaging students with engineering as a natural way to solve real world problems, and get students excited about STEM content and conservation.

Standards and Glossary • English | Thai

Exhibit Design Challenge

Engage with the engineering design process to design an aquarium exhibit just as our zoo and aquarium staff must do to create exciting and innovative exhibits that are interactive and connect visitors with wildlife, simulate natural habitat, and have all the life support elements necessary to insure the health of the organisms.

Lesson Plan • English | Thai

Design a Wildlife Corridor

Design a wildlife corridor for elephants in Kaeng Krachan National Park that would provide elephants a safe passage into extended habitats and potentially away from humans and crops, allowing them to find food in an area that is currently inaccessible.

Thanks to Manoon "Ki" Pliosungnoen, Human/Animal Conflict Program Manager, for providing interview translation from Thai to English for Thongbai Charoendong.

Lesson Plan • English | Thai

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