Studying Animal Behavior with the Science Practices

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Come join us at the Bronx Zoo to immerse yourself into the fascinating world of animal behavior! In this P-credit and CTLE course for Middle School educators, you will learn strategies for guiding your students in exploring and seeking answers to testable questions inspired by their wonderings about the animals they observe. Animal behavior field investigations offer a unique opportunity to explore a variety of topics including biodiversity, adaptations, evolution, and interspecies relationships. Throughout the course, participants will experience the full scope of a field investigation while learning how to implement science practices and content in the classroom.

Location: Bronx Zoo
Date & Time: April 22-27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Price: $250

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For more information about On-Site Professional Development, please contact: teacherinfo@wcs.org or (718) 220-5136


Meet Your Instructor

Jeanie Yeo

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As an advocate of education based on nature and mindfulness, Jeanie Yeo has always been passionate about making personal connections with the natural world and teaching others the value of those bonds. Her graduate thesis at Sarah Lawrence College utilized nature and wildlife to implement a curriculum that engaged students’ curiosity and challenged them to seek answers to their own questions. As a Coordinator of Professional Development at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Jeanie hopes to inspire teachers to become compassionate, critical thinkers and activists who will instill in their students the same appreciation for the complexity and interconnectedness that humans and wildlife both share.

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