Professional Development

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium provides high quality professional development 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 development opportunities are aligned to the new Nebraska College and Career Ready Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. 

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To register for any of the workshops below, click here.

Science Educators Pop Up Conference - Omaha

Come learn about phenomena-focused curriculum, interact with two types of groundwater models, shadow alongside zookeepers at one of the top zoos in the world, and see how all of these resources can help you implement the new Nebraska Career and College-Ready Standards for Science. This pop-up conference offers you a chance to network with other teachers and experience resources you can take right back to your classroom.  More details are available in the conference agenda

To register for this conference, visit the Groundwater Foundation

Saturday, April 7th
8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
$10 (Includes lunch and more)