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: Queens Zoo
Date & Time: August 5-10, 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

Daniel O'Shoney

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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