Professional Development Policies on Registration and Payment

All of our courses are eligible for CTLE hours! Participants can receive a certificate upon completion of the course for the number of hours that they attended.

Are you a WCS Member? Email with a picture or scan of your membership card with the number and expiration date visible to receive a discount code for 20% off your courses!


Earning "P" or A+ Credits:

  • If you are a New York City teacher interested in earning "P" or A+ credits for one of our multi-day courses, you must register with us and then also visit to register with ASPDP. Payment by credit card of a non-refundable $125 ASPDP course fee must be paid at the time of registration.
  • You must complete both the WCS and ASPDP registration and payment processes before the start of the course in order to earn “P” or A+ credits.

Cancellation Policy

Individuals who wish to cancel their registration must notify the Education Department in writing. You may receive a 50% refund for WCS tuition if you notify the Education Department 2 weeks or more before the course start date. However, any cancellations within 2 weeks or less of the course start date will receive no (0%) refund for WCS tuition.

For NYC teachers registering for "P" credit, please visit ASPDP's website to review the "Course Refund Policy" for ASPDP.


All of our programs require outdoor walking and standing at exhibits. Most programs include 1-2 miles of walking outside. Most exhibits are wheelchair accessible, but some include inclines or rough terrain. For more information you can check the accessibility webpage for the park your course will occur at, see below. If you have any accessibility questions or concerns, please reach out to us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate any needs you may have!
Bronx Zoo Accessibility
NY Aquarium Accessibility
Queens Zoo Accessibility
Prospect Park Zoo Accessibility
Central Park Zoo Accessibility


Call 718-220-5136 or email for more information.

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