Save A Species: Wildlife and Human Impact

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This blended online and in-person course, eligible for CTLE and P-Credits, is designed to provide secondary science teachers with the content and pedagogical framework to implement a student-centered unit on human impact on the environment including climate change, ecology, or conservation biology. Participants will engage in a course-long project in which they create an evidence-based conservation plan for a chosen species. Through interactive experiences with experts at the Central Park Zoo and virtual webinars, participants will build a deep understanding of ecosystems, human-caused threats to key organisms, and how wildlife biologists address mounting concerns around biodiversity loss. Special emphasis will be placed on how climate change may exacerbate conservation challenges across the globe. Throughout the course, teachers will also experience new pedagogy, assessment, and literacy strategies that they can apply to a wide variety of classroom settings.

Location: Central Park Zoo and Online
Date & Time: February 9, March 2, and March 16 2019 (onsite) 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

Daniel O'Shoney

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Daniel is passionate about creating a culture of high-quality, student-centered science education in New York City. As a former middle school science and high school chemistry teacher, Daniel is committed to providing professional development opportunities that are meaningful and applicable for teachers working in a variety of grade levels and settings. His goal as a Coordinator for Professional Development at the Wildlife Conservation society is to help teachers bring science to life for their students using resources available right here in New York City.

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