Professional Development

Workshops are open to all educators. Explore new curriculum, participate in hands-on activities and build your knowledge of the natural world.  Workshops are available at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Wildlife Safari Park, located off Nebraska's I-80, Exit 426.

Amphibian Conservation Workshop

Join us for a hands-on workshop addressing the current decline in amphibian populations at Wildlife Safari Park.  By surveying amphibians in the area, discover how you can encourage awareness and empower students to take action locally with the growing problem.  This workshop will provide you with field experience and inquiry-based lessons all aligned to Nebraska Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  Held at Wildlife Safari Park (located off Nebraska's I-80, Exit 426).

Saturday, April 9th
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $10            
Reservation required.

Science Literacy at the Zoo

This workshop will assist teachers and parents on how to enhance a Zoo field trip or visit with science literature.  The workshop will  the use of student centered activities that promote the scientific approach and how students can process scientific information in a fun way.

Saturday, April 30th
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $10             
Reservation required.

The Importance of Play-Based Learning

Participants will practice new ways of implementing play-based teaching, including strategies for expanding upon the interests of children and developing curriculum that emerges from creative play.  Participants will also practice documentation techniques that use technology as a way of extending and making learning more apparent.  This workshop is available for educators and parents.

Saturday, June 25th
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $10             
Reservation required.


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For more information or to receive email updates on Educator Workshops, please call (402) 738-2092 or email educate@omahazoo.com.