Looking for a new way to engage your middle and high school science classes? Want to incorporate the new Next Generation Science Standards practices into your classroom?
Get your students thinking, learning and acting like scientists with our new Field Biology Workshops!
Our workshops are designed to bring the practices of the NGSS directly into the classroom using real-life conservation challenges. These workshops are an innovative way to introduce technology, animal-related careers and the skills of field biology into your classroom. Each two-session workshop will incorporate a field biology problem based on real life, such as the California Condor Recovery Program, and ask students to evaluate and analyze real data and make recommendations for the conservation of affected species.
Technologies used may include GPS tracking and radio telemetry. Emphasis is placed on practicing the skills of scientists (asking questions, arguing from evidence, making models, etc.) and encouraging students to think critically when making scientific recommendations.
Workshops are offered in full-day sessions designed to fit in to a school day. Workshops run 9:30am-2:30pm with an hour break for lunch (lunch not provided). Teachers also have the option to take and complete follow-up assignments related to the workshops.
We currently offer three different programs: Conservation Field Biology, Watersheds Field Biology, and Zoo Conservation History.
Conservation Challenge Questions:
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Teen Programs Manager Katie Garchar.
Community & Group Programs
Field Biology Workshops
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