Teacher Classes

Are you a K-12 educator eager to elevate your teaching skills to the next level? Our onsite and online professional learning classes provide evidence-baesd strategies and resources to engage students, increase conservation awareness, and bring learning to life in your classroom. 

Field trip enrichment PD session: EXPLORING aNIMAL BEHAVIOR
FREE Online: Monday, Aug. 12, 2024, 7 PM - 8 PM
Targeted to grades 3-8

Engage your student scientists in their own animal behavior study at Brookfield Zoo Chicago! Are you planning a field trip with your students to BZC during this school year? Join us in Spring 2024 for an hour of free virtual professional development to help make your class visit to the zoo an engaging day of learning and exploration. Teach your students how to design an animal behavior study, collect data, and explore their own questions about how animals spend their time at the Zoo.

Access to lesson materials, activities, and resources will be provided to participants who attend and participate in the session. 1 PD hour available.  

 
 
Field trip enrichment PD session: Complete the Feet!
FREE Online: Thursday, Aug. 9, 2024, 7 PM - 8 PM
Targeted to K-5 educators

Maximize learning and fun during your class field trip by challenging your students to a brainy “feat” as they learn about animal adaptations. Join us in Spring 2024 for an hour of free virtual professional development session to gain strategies and activities to support student observation and critical thinking as they learn about how feet are uniquely adapted to help animals survive in their habitats.

Access to lesson materials, activities, and resources will be provided to participants who attend and participate in the session. 1 PD hour.  

 
 
FIELD TRIP ENRICHMENT PD session: Faces of the Wild - inspiring conservation action through art 

FREE Online: Wed. August 7, 2024, 9 AM - 10 AM
Targeted to grade 4-8 educators

Nature provides inspiration to artists whose work strives to capture the beauty of our natural surroundings. Art can also increase our conservation awareness and serve as a call to action to protect our planet. Join us for a free, 1- hour virtual PD session to gain strategies and activities to build observation skills, critical thinking skills, and conservation awareness as students explore sculpture art and animals at Brookfield Zoo Chicago!  
Access to lesson materials, activities, and resources will be provided to participants who attend and participate in the session. 1 PD hour.  


RegisteR NoW (Free!) 

🌟 Unlock Your Teaching Potential: Dive into the latest teaching methodologies, cutting-edge resources, and hands-on experiments that will captivate young minds and make science come alive in your classroom.

🔍 Explore Engaging Lesson Plans: From interactive simulations to thought-provoking discussions, you'll have a plethora of resources at your fingertips to engage learners of all ages.

🚀 Elevate Your STEAM Skills: Gain the expertise to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics seamlessly into your lessons, cultivating well-rounded and future-ready students.

🎓 Enhance Your Practice: Stand out among your peers as you become a master of conservation science education, advancing your teaching career to new heights. Our expert instructors are passionate about empowering educators like you.
 

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