Inspiring a diverse, inclusive movement of conservation advocates.
The goal of WCS Education is to inspire a diverse, inclusive movement of conservation advocates. We do this by sparking connection with animals and nature; enhancing scientific literacy through hands-on investigation; and engaging constituents in stewardship and action to conserve wildlife and wildplaces.
Representation in science matters, and we are committed to disrupt notions of who scientists are, what they do, and who can be one. As one of the largest conservation organizations in the world, WCS employ thousands of scientists whose backgrounds and experiences are as diverse as the biodiversity they protect. By centering these stories in our programs, we inspire all New Yorkers to see themselves in science.
We provide deep, lasting interactions with wildlife in our parks and beyond, inspiring connection and wonder for animals and nature.
We challenge learners to observe, question, predict, and test to make sense of the natural world, enhancing scientific literacy through inquiry-based learning.
We champion real-life conservation challenges, solutions and changemakers, motivating our audiences to take action to protect wildlife and the environment.
WCS is dedicated to serving a broad constituency that mirrors the diversity of our surrounding neighborhoods and our city. As such, we have launched key initiatives to engage all New Yorkers in science and conservation:
Science Jump Start
Inspiring more than 15,000 students from Title 1 schools to connect to science and conservation through free hands-on workshops.