Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium provides high quality professional learning opportunities for both formal and informal educators.  Our aim is to develop a community of educators dedicated to professional growth in STEM and wildlife conservation.  We believe that science is learned through authentic experiences and real-world applications, and what better place than our Zoo!  All professional learning opportunities are aligned to the new Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. 

Join our Educator VIP list to find out about special education events and professional learning workshops in advance. Email with the subject of Educator VIP

Upcoming Educator Workshops

Welcome Back Teachers!

Let Omaha's Zoo & Aquarium help you kick off the 2019-2020 school year!  Join us for a mini session to find out What’s New at the Zoo, learn about programs available to you and your students, sample activities, and meet an Animal Ambassador.  We will have snacks and giveaways too!  This event is FREE.  Registration is required. Space is limited. 

August 29th
4:30 - 6 p.m.


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Enhance Your Field Trip to the Zoo

Field trips provide wonderful experiences for students to learn outside of the classroom, but they can take a lot of work to plan!  Let Omaha's Zoo & Aquarium help make the experience even more meaningful for you and your students.  In this workshop, we will go beyond the tried and true scavenger hunt and explore ways to connect a Zoo field trip to classroom curriculum, prepare you and your students for the experience, and how to follow-up back in the classroom.  

Saturday, November 2nd
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $20 (includes lunch)