Shark Advocacy


Wildlife conservation takes more than field work and data collection. One of the most important aspects is working with elected officials, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders to advocate for species that need protection. However, without the help of the public, these initiatives may never get off the ground. Learn ways to engage your students with civic advocacy and help us build the next generation of conservationists.

Connecting Conservation to the Classroom

Hear from our professional development educators on how they build connections between the classroom and WCS advocacy.

Standards and Glossary • English | Español

Mock Congressional Hearing

It takes a lot of work for an idea to become a law. WCS staff are working every step of the way to protect wildlife. Get an inside look at how a bill moves through Congress and the committee process.

Lesson Plan • English | Español

Using Infographics to Highlight Shark Conservation

The WCS exhibit design department works hard to bring conservation stories to life for visitors to our zoos and aquarium. Take some tips from our staff how graphics can really make a story pop!

Lesson Plan • English | Español

Public Comment Letter Writing

The New York Aquarium has used creative means to advocate for wildlife. Our scientists explain why it is so important to take a stand for wildlife, through art, letter writing and other outlets.

Lesson Plan • English | Español

Check out our interactive map!

Maximize your next trip to the zoo. Check out on your smartphone to view real-time info and our interactive map.

Need some direction? Access real-time info and our interactive map.

I’m in the park

Visit the in-park app experience

Need some direction? Get park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

I'm in the park