Zoo Animals and Teaching the Elementary Curriculum

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Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of the planet’s animals! In this P-credit and CTLE course, you will gain knowledge to help transform your classroom into a prosperous science learning center and expose your students to fun and educational learning opportunities. Through diverse learning experiences, you will increase your knowledge of such topics as major characteristics of animals, adaptations, and habitats. Many activities will promote the integration of basic life science through an interdisciplinary approach. In addition, this unique opportunity to learn at the zoo will demonstrate the advantages of utilizing informal science institutions as learning-rich environments that promote the development of scientific literacy skills.

Location: Bronx Zoo
Date & Time: April 13-18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: $250
Course is eligible for: 45 CTLE Hours & 3 P-Credits


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

Meet Your Instructor

Jeanie Yeo

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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