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. Please call 402-738-2092 to register for upcoming workshops! 

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Upcoming Educator Workshops

Art and Conservation 2021

Art and Conservation: Putting the A into STEM

This series of professional development sessions will be centered around the Zoo’s formal curriculum pieces.  Each session will explore how you can incorporate specific lessons into your classrooms whether you teach kindergarten or highschool biology.  All lessons are aligned to Nebraska Career and College Readiness Standards.  These lessons were designed by teachers for teachers!  Art teacher Rebekah Pilypaitis of Bryan High School will join us and teach participants techniques to help students incorporate different art mediums into science, technology engineering and math.  Join us for a professional development like no other! Registration is limited so grab your sketch book and meet us at the Zoo for a wild good time! (participant will need to bring their own art supplies)


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