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:


Project Learning Tree meets Madagascar Professional Development

Professional Development

  • Date & Time:  Wednesday, June 29th from 10:00am to 2:00 pm

  • Location: IN PERSON - Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (3701 S 10th St)

  • Register: Call 402-738-2092

  • Cost: $20

  • Certification: Project Learning Tree

  • Description: Join Keep Omaha Beautiful and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium for a hands-on professional development workshop with activities from Project Learning Tree (PLT). The session will include activities from the nationally-recognized environmental science program PLT and curriculum activities from the Zoo’s education team. This workshop will focus on the Zoo’s conservation work in Madagascar and Keep Omaha Beautiful’s Trees for Omaha program. At this workshop, participants will receive: a behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservation Center for Research, a curriculum guide full of additional lessons and activities, and lessons/activities from the Zoo and Keep Omaha Beautiful’s education staff.  


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